Kai Lim

Institution: King’s College London, England.

Supervisory team: Professor Fruhling Rijsdijk and Jean-Baptiste Pingault.

Position: PhD student.

Current research: I am interested to know about the aetiology of self-harm, especially if there are aetiological differences between suicidal and non-suicidal self-harm. In my PhD research, I will employ different methods to answer this question, including using genetically sensitive designs.

Research interests:

  • Aetiological difference between suicidal and non-suicidal self-harm.
  • Genetic and environmental risk factors for self-harm.

Recent Publications:

  • Lim, K. X., Rijsdijk, F., Hagenaars, S. P., Socrates, A., Choi, S. W., Coleman, J. R. I., … Pingault, J.-B. (2020). Studying individual risk factors for self-harm in the UK Biobank: A polygenic scoring and Mendelian randomisation study. PLOS Medicine, 17(6), e1003137.

Can help with: Generally, I am open to discussions about self-harm research. More specifically, as my research is mainly computational, I am happy to talk about analysing big datasets using tools such as R and bash scripting. I am also happy to talk about genetic analytical methods such as GWAS, polygenic scoring and Mendelian Randomisation.

What’s essential to your well-being? Disney songs, Zentangle, books (fictions with happy endings) and colouring!

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