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Associate Professor

Jan Fullerton

Current Appointments

Principal Research Scientist
Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW Janette Mary O’Neil Research Fellow
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Jan completed her PhD in human genetics at The University of Melbourne in 2001. She then spent five years as a postdoctoral researcher at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford (UK), where she developed her career interest in psychiatric genetics and complex trait analysis, studying the genetic contributors to personality, depression and anxiety in both humans and mice. She returned to Australia in 2006 on a NHMRC Howard Florey Fellowship, which allowed her to join the institute to study the genetics of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In 2013, Jan was promoted to Research Fellow and Group Leader, where she heads a number of projects in both gene discovery, and examining the role of specific genes in risk of major psychiatric conditions.


2023 Dec

Association of polygenic score and the involvement of cholinergic and glutamatergic pathways with lithium treatment response in patients with bipolar disorder

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-023-02149-1

2023, 14 Feb

Association of Polygenic Score and the involvement of Cholinergic and Glutamatergic Pathways with Lithium Treatment Response in Patients with Bipolar Disorder

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-2580252/v1

2022 Dec

Wellbeing and brain structure: A comprehensive phenotypic and genetic study of image‐derived phenotypes in the UK Biobank

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25993

2022 May

Using polygenic scores and clinical data for bipolar disorder patient stratification and lithium response prediction: machine learning approach - CORRIGENDUM.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35505515

2022, 04 Apr

Genetic and environment effects on structural neuroimaging endophenotype for bipolar disorder: a novel molecular approach

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-022-01892-3

2022 Apr

Genetic variants associated with longitudinal changes in brain structure across the lifespan.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35383335

2022, 19 Mar

Phenotypic and genetic analysis of a wellbeing factor score in the UK Biobank and the impact of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric illness

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-022-01874-5

2022 Mar

Predictors of functional impairment in bipolar disorder: Results from 13 cohorts from seven countries by the global bipolar cohort collaborative.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35322518

2022 Mar

Virtual Ontogeny of Cortical Growth Preceding Mental Illness.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35489875

2022 Feb

Investigating the phenotypic and genetic associations between personality traits and suicidal behavior across major mental health diagnoses.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35146571