Genetic Epidemiology, Psychiatric Genetics, Asthma Genetics and Statistical Genetics Laboratories
investigate the pattern of disease in families, particularly identical and non-identical twins, to
assess the relative importance of genes and environment in a variety of important health problems.
Narelle Hansell was born in Townsville, North Queensland, but spent her
formative years in Brisbane
NarelleHansell was born in Townsville, North Queensland, but spent
her formative years in Brisbane. In 1997, she obtained a BA with 1st
Class Honors in the field of Psychology through the
University of Queensland (UQ) and followed this with a
PhD in behaviour genetics (Supervised by Dr Margie Wright (QIMR), Prof Gina
Geffen (UQ), and Prof Nick Martin (QIMR)). For her PhD, she examined
genetic influence on electrophysiological measures of working memory collected
from healthy adolescents. Since 2003, she has been employed as a Research
Officer at QIMR, where she has continued to explore genetic influence on
cognitive and other phenotypes.