Rosa Catherine Gillespie Cheesman

Academic interests:

I’m interested in understanding the genetic and environmental influences on anxiety, depression, and educational achievement, across development. To explore this, I combine twin and family data with new genomic tools. As part of the Neighborhood Genetics research group at PROMENTA, I’m investigating how interplay between genes and social environments, from interpersonal to regional, shapes mental health and educational trajectories.

 

Teaching:

PSYC2231 (Biological psychology and genetics)

 

Background:

  • PhD Behavioural Genetics (thesis: ‘Leveraging family data for complex trait genomics’), King’s College London (2017-2020)
  • MSc Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, King’s College London (2016-2017)
  • Research assistant, the Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London (2016)
  • Research assistant, the Twins Early Development Study, King’s College London (2015-2016)
  • BA Human Sciences, University of Oxford (2012-2015)

Awards:

  • Sir Kenneth Mather Memorial Prize for an outstanding performance in quantitative or population genetics, the Genetics Society, 2020 
  • Thompson Award for an outstanding oral presentation, the Behavior Genetics Association, 2020
  • 1+3 King’s-ESRC Multidisciplinary PhD Studentship, 2016-2020
  • Wilma Crowther Prize for the best Human Sciences dissertation, University of Oxford, 2015

Twitter: @RosaCheesman

Tags: Behavioral Genetics, Developmental psychology

Publications

  • Ask, Helga; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Jami, Eshim S.; Levey, Daniel F.; Purves, Kirstin L. & Weber, Heike (2021). Genetic contributions to anxiety disorders: Where we are and where we are heading. Psychological Medicine. ISSN 0033-2917. p. 1–16. doi: 10.1017/S0033291720005486
  • Wang, Biyao; Baldwin, Jessie R.; Schoeler, Tabea; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Barkhuizen, Wikus & Dudbridge, Frank [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). Robust genetic nurture effects on education: A systematic review and meta-analysis based on 38,654 families across 8 cohorts. American Journal of Human Genetics. ISSN 0002-9297.
  • Morneau-Vaillancourt, Genevieve; Matte-Gagné, Célia; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Brendgren, Mara; Vitaro, Frank & Tremblay, Richard E. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Social wariness, unsociability, and peer difficulties throughout childhood: A longitudinal sibling-based study. Developmental Psychology. ISSN 0012-1649.
  • Thompson, Katie; Hubel, Christopher; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Adey, Brett; Davies, Molly & Armour, Cherie [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2021). Age and sex-related variability in the presentation of generalized anxiety and depression symptoms. Depression and Anxiety. ISSN 1091-4269.
  • Rayner, Christopher; Coleman, Jonathan R.I.; Purves, Kirstin L.; Carr, Ewan; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine & Davies, Molly [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). Sociodemographic factors associated with treatment seeking and receipt: a cross-sectional analysis of UK Biobank participants with lifetime generalised anxiety or major depressive disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry. ISSN 0007-1250.
  • Morneau-Vaillancourt, Genevieve; Andlauer, Till M.F.; Ouellet-Morin, Isabelle; Paquin, Stephanie; Brendgren, Mara & Vitaro, Frank [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2021). Polygenic scores differentially predict developmental trajectories of subtypes of social withdrawal in childhood . Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. ISSN 0021-9630.

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  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2021). Gene-environment interactions and school achievement.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2021). Gene-environment interactions and school achievement.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2021). Schools moderate the effects of ADHD symptoms and genetic risk on achievement.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine & Demange, Perline (2021). Genetic nurture: simulations of sub-components and biases.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2021). Gene-environment interactions and school achievement.
  • Demange, Perline; Nivard, Michel; Eilertsen, Espen Moen & Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2021). Comparing designs for estimating parental indirect genetic effects.
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Havdahl, Alexandra & Ystrøm, Eivind (2021). Polygenic P: Characterising the role of general liability to psychopathology in maternal depression .
  • Ayorech, Ziada; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Torvik, Fartein Ask; Andreassen, Ole & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Investigating Heterogeneity in Depression Using Multiple Polygenic Scores.
  • Eldrid, Borgan & Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2020). Fodt sann eller blitt sann. [Internet]. https://forskning.no/genetikk-psykiske-lidelser/fodt-sann-el.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine (2020). Født sånn eller blitt sånn? Dette fant forskerne ut da de undersøkte deprimerte barn. [Internet]. forskning.no.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; McAdams, Tom A. & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). How important are parents in the development of child anxiety and depression?
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; McAdams, Tom A. & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). How important are parents in the development of child anxiety and depression.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; McAdams, Tom A. & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). How important are parents in the development of child anxiety and depression?
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). Decoding genetic nurture effects on education.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; McAdams, Tom A. & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). How important are parents in the development of child anxiety and depression? A genomic analysis of parent-offspring trios in the Norwegian Mother Father and Child Cohort Study.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; McAdams, Tom A. & Ystrøm, Eivind (2020). Family-based genomics and gene-environment interplay.
  • Ask, Helga; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Jami, Eshim; Levey, Daniel F.; Purves, Kirstin L. & Weber, Heike (2020). Genetic contributions to anxiety disorders: Where we are and where we are heading (video).
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Gjerde, Line C.; Hannigan, Laurie & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Separating child and parent influences on child depression and anxiety using genomic family data.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Gjerde, Line C.; Hannigan, Laurie & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Separating child and parent influences on child emotional problems using genomic family data.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Ystrøm, Eivind & McAdams, Tom A. (2019). How important are parents in the development of child anxiety and depression? A genomic analysis of parent-offspring trios in the Norwegian Mother and Child Birth Cohort Study.
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Gjerde, Line C.; Hannigan, Laurie & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Separating child and parent influences on child emotional problems using genomic family data. Behavior Genetics. ISSN 0001-8244. 49(6), p. 523–524. doi: 10.1007/s10519-019-09973-8
  • Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Gjerde, Line C.; Hannigan, Laurie & Havdahl, Alexandra [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2019). Separating child and parent influences on child depression and anxiety using genomic family data. European Neuropsychopharmacology. ISSN 0924-977X. 29, p. S119–S119. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2019.08.012
  • Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Hannigan, Laurie; Gjerde, Line C.; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine & Ystrøm, Eivind [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Intergenerational Associations between Maternal Internalising and Offspring Temperament During Early Childhood. Behavior Genetics. ISSN 0001-8244. 49(6), p. 503–503. doi: 10.1007/s10519-019-09973-8
  • Ahmadzadeh, Yasmin; Eilertsen, Espen Moen; Hannigan, Laurie; Gjerde, Line C.; Gillespie Cheesman, Rosa Catherine & Ystrøm, Eivind [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Intergenerational Associations between Maternal Internalising and Offspring Temperament During Early Childhood.

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