• The University of Western Australia (M409), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 614 Citations
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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

Head, Statistical Genetics

Funding overview

Ada Bartholomew Medical Trust
National Health & Medical Research Council
National Institute of Health
Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Found.
Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Scientist, Department of Genetics, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Teaching overview

Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology


Genetic epidemiology of complex disease in families.


  • Statistical genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Population genetics
  • Computational Biology
  • Transcriptomics
  • Cardiovascular disease, genetics of
  • Complex disease, genetics of
  • Family-based genetic studies
  • Phylogeography

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DNA Methylation Medicine & Life Sciences
Epigenomics Medicine & Life Sciences
Pre-Eclampsia Medicine & Life Sciences
Genome Medicine & Life Sciences
Exome Medicine & Life Sciences
Methylation Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
Phenotype Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

Analysis of the Epigenome in Multiplex Pre-eclampsia Families Identifies SORD, DGKI, and ICA1 as Novel Candidate Risk Genes

Ariff, A., Melton, P. E., Brennecke, S. P. & Moses, E. K., 19 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Genetics. 10, 11 p., 227.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Differential SLC6A4 methylation: a predictive epigenetic marker of adiposity from birth to adulthood

EpiGen Consortium, May 2019, In : International Journal of Obesity. 43, 5, p. 974-988 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Umbilical Cord
3 Citations (Scopus)

Epigenetic age acceleration in adolescence associates with BMI, inflammation and risk score for middle age cardiovascular disease

Huang, R. C., Lillycrop, K. A., Beilin, L. J., Godfrey, K. M., Anderson, D., Mori, T. A., Rauschert, S., Craig, J. M., Oddy, W. H., Ayonrinde, O. T., Pennell, C. E., Holbrook, J. D. & Melton, P. E., Jul 2019, In : The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 104, 7, p. 3012-3024 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
DNA Methylation
18 Citations (Scopus)

Epigenome-wide Meta-analysis of DNA Methylation and Childhood Asthma

BIOS consortium, Jun 2019, In : The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 6, p. 2062-2074

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
DNA Methylation
Newborn Infant

Genetic influence on scar height and pliability after burn injury in individuals of European ancestry: A prospective cohort study

Wallace, H. J., Cadby, G., Melton, P. E., Wood, F. M., Falder, S., Crowe, M. M., Martin, L. J., Marlow, K., Ward, S. V. & Fear, M. W., May 2019, In : Burns. 45, 3, p. 567-578 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cohort Studies
Prospective Studies
Wounds and Injuries

Projects 2013 2020