Mr Ken B. Hanscombe BSc MSc
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Institute of Psychiatry
MRC, SGDP Centre
|departments||Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (MRC)|
|also||Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) |
Ken is a PhD student at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, working with Professor Robert Plomin and Dr Claire Haworth.
In 2008 he graduated from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. He joined the SGDP centre in 2008, and was awarded an MSc with distinction in Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry in 2009. Ken’s research uses quantitative and molecular genetic techniques to disentangle the effects of nature and nurture on complex traits.
Course tutor - Introduction to R, SGDP Summer School, King’s College London, 2012
Course co-director - Twin Model Fitting, SGDP Summer School, King’s College London, 2011
publicationsHanscombe, K.B., Trzaskowski, M., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Dale, P. S., & Plomin, R. (2012). Socioeconomic status (SES) and children’s intelligence (IQ): In a UK-representative sample SES moderates the environmental, not genetic, effect on IQ. PLoS ONE, 7(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030320
*Jaffee, S.R., *Hanscombe, K.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., & Plomin, R. (2012). Chaotic homes and children’s disruptive behavior: a longitudinal cross-lagged twin study. Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797611431693
Hanscombe, K.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Jaffee, S.R., & Plomin, R. (2011). Chaotic homes and school achievement: A twin study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52(11), 1212-1220. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02421.x
Hanscombe, K.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Jaffee, S.R., & Plomin, R. (2010). The nature (and nurture) of children’s perceptions of family chaos. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(5), 549-553. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2010.06.005
Viding, E., Hanscombe, K.B., Curtis, C.J.C., Davis, O.S.P., Meaburn, E.L., & Plomin, R. (2010). In search of genes associated with risk for psychopathic tendencies in children: A two-stage genome-wide association study of pooled DNA. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 51(7), 780-788. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02236.x
Hanscombe, K.B., Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Petrill, S., Dale, P.S., Plomin, R., & Kovas, K. (submitted). Why do spatial abilities predict mathematical performance?
Haworth, C.M.A., Davis, O.S.P., Hanscombe, K.B., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S, & Plomin, R. (submitted). Understanding the science-learning environment: a genetically sensitive approach
last updated: Monday, December 12, 2011