Joanna Martin is a Research Fellow at Cardiff University. Her research interests bridge the fields of psychiatry, epidemiology and genomics. Her research currently focuses on using molecular genetic methods to investigate sex differences in the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depressive disorders. She is also interested more broadly in the impact of genetic risks on child and adult psychiatric disorders and population traits. She has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund in Wales (Sêr Cymru MCSA COFUND Fellowship), the Wellcome Trust (Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship) and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD Young Investigator Grant).
In her role as Joint Editor at JCPP Advances, Joanna is enthusiastic about supporting authors to publish cutting edge research in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry, by focusing on the most important aspects of the publishing process: reproducibility, robustness, and open science practices.