Dr Alastair G Cardno

Dr Alastair G Cardno


I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry. Formerly Senior Lecturer in Neuropsychiatric Genetics and MRC Clinical Training Fellow at the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff.


  • Programme Leader for Psychiatry CPD/Psychiatry Training Course
  • Manager of Max Hamilton Memorial Research Fund

Research interests

My research mainly focuses on genetic and environmental influences on clinical variation in psychotic disorders, and on psychotic experiences in the general population.


  • MBChB
  • MMedSc
  • PhD
  • FRCPsych
  • PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Professional memberships

  • GMC
  • BMA
  • RCPsych
  • FHEA

Student education

Programme Leader for the postgraduate Psychiatry CPD/Psychiatry Training Course for core psychiatry trainees in West, North and East Yorkshire & Humber. Research supervisor for MBChB, Intercalated BSc International Health, and postgraduate research students. Co-Link Tutor for the Masters in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies programme.

Research groups and institutes

  • Psychological and Social Medicine
  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Mental health
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