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Research Statement

My research interests are in molecular genetics of common complex disorders. My aims are to understand the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to risk of disease so that those at highest risk can be identified in time for treatment or lifestyle changes to prevent disease.

I am also developing an interest in how microRNAs regulate genes, and to assess their potential as biomarkers of disease.

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Research Output

Automated quantification of retinal vessel morphometry in the UK biobank cohort

on behalf of the UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium, 12 Mar 2018, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. (International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA): Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Genetic Associations: Mostly False? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

    Bradley, D. T., Badger, S. A., McFarland, M. & Hughes, A. E., Jan 2016, In : European Journal of Vascular Endovascular Surgery. 51, 1, p. 64-75 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 22 Citations (Scopus)
    232 Downloads (Pure)

    Automated retinal image quality assessment on the UK Biobank dataset for epidemiological studies

    UK Biobank Eye and Vision Consortium, 01 Apr 2016, In : Computers in Biology and Medicine. 71, p. 67-76 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 25 Citations (Scopus)

    Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Identifies Four New Disease-Specific Risk Loci

    Jones, G. T., Tromp, G., Kuivaniemi, H., Gretarsdottir, S., Baas, A. F., Giusti, B., Strauss, E., van 't Hof, F. N., Webb, T., Erdman, R., Ritchie, M. D., Elmore, J. R., Verma, A., Pendergrass, S., Kullo, I. J., Ye, Z., Peissig, P. L., Gottesman, O., Verma, S. S., Malinowski, J. & 97 others, Rasmussen-Torvik, L. J., Borthwick, K., Smelser, D. T., Crosslin, D. R., de Andrade, M., Ryer, E. J., McCarty, C. A., Bottinger, E. P., Pacheco, J. A., Crawford, D. C., Carrell, D. S., Gerhard, G. S., Franklin, D. P., Carey, D. J., Phillips, V. L., Williams, M. J., Wei, W., Blair, R., Hill, A. A., Vasudevan, T. M., Lewis, D. R., Thomson, I. A., Krysa, J., Hill, G. B., Roake, J., Merriman, T. R., Oszkinis, G., Galora, S., Saracini, C., Abbate, R., Pulli, R., Pratesi, C., Saratzis, A., Verissimo, A., Bumpstead, S. J., Badger, S. A., Clough, R. E., Cockerill, G. W., Hafez, H., Scott, D. J., Futers, T. S., Romaine, S. P., Bridge, K., Griffin, K. J., Bailey, M. A., Smith, A., Thompson, M. M., van Bockxmeer, F., Matthiasson, S. E., Thorleifsson, G., Thorsteinsdottir, U., Blankensteijn, J. D., Teijink, J. A., Wijmenga, C., de Graaf, J., Kiemeney, L. A., Lindholt, J. S., Hughes, A. E., Bradley, D. T., Stirrups, K., Golledge, J., Norman, P. E., Powell, J. T., Humphries, S. E., Hamby, S. E., Goodall, A. H., Nelson, C. P., Sakalihasan, N., Courtois, A., Ferrell, R. E., Eriksson, P., Folkersen, L., Franco-Cereceda, A., Eicher, J. D., Johnson, A. D., Betsholtz, C., Ruusalepp, A., Franzén, O., Schadt, E., Björkegren, J. L., Lipovich, L., Drolet, A. M., Verhoeven, E., Zeebregts, C. J., Geelkerken, R. H., van Sambeek, M. R., van Sterkenburg, S. M., de Vries, J-P. P., Stefansson, K., Thompson, J. R., de Bakker, P. I., Deloukas, P., Sayers, R. D., Harrison, S., van Rij, A. M., Samani, N. J. & Bown, M. J., 29 Nov 2016, In : Circulation Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 51 Citations (Scopus)
    453 Downloads (Pure)

    Rare CFH mutations and early-onset age-related macular degeneration

    Hughes, A. E., Meng, W., Bridgett, S. & Bradley, D. T., 20 Apr 2016, In : Acta Ophthalmologica. 94, 3, p. e247-e248 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    7 Citations (Scopus)


    Identifying Patients with Rare Forms of Erythrocytosis

    Mary Frances McMullin (Participant), Terence Lappin (Participant) & Anne Hughes (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact