The School of Psychology and Neuroscience is hosting a seminar presented by Dr Suzi Gage from the University of Liverpool.
Dr Gage’s seminar is titled: Untangling causality in associations between substance use and mental health.
Abstract: We see substance use at higher rates in populations with poor mental health compared to the general population, but understanding the nature of these associations is challenging. Dr Gage will discuss (with examples) a number of ways to interrogate observational data that might allow us to understand causality better, including Mendelian randomization, negative control designs and cross contextual studies. Although these methods all have limitations (which she’ll also discuss), these are different for different methods, and using multiple methods could allow for triangulation of findings, and more confidence in results.
The seminar will begin at 1pm in the Old Library within the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.