Daniel Edey

BSc (Hons 1), The University of Queensland

Research Volunteer

About me

Daniel Edey graduated from the University of Queensland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biomedical science. In his final year he focused on genetics study and developed a keen interest in epidemiology and quantitative genomics.

In 2015 Daniel received first class honours for his thesis investigating the causal effect of body mass index on major depressive disorder and the statistical methodologies currently used for inferring causal relationships in genetics. He is currently continuing his research with Professor David Evans on testing the statistical methodologies utilised in Mendelian Randomization, while undertaking the MD program at UQ.

 

Projects

Elucidating a possible causal effect of body mass index and blood metabolites on major depressive disorder

The aim of this project is to elucidate the causal effect of body mass index on major depressive disorder utilizing Mendelian randomization, as well as appraising several recent methods for removing bias in causal estimates.

Simulating and testing the application of Egger regression in Mendelian Randomization

This project entails utilising modeling and simulations to test the application of Egger regression in two-sample and single-sample Mendelian Randomization to overcome the potential limitations in the analysis.

Investigating the causal effect of body mass index on major depressive disorder.

Research fields

Biomedical Science and genetics