Adrian Dahl Askelund

I am a PhD fellow in the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology group at the Nic Waals Institute, contributing to the PsychGen research group at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (led by Alexandra Havdahl). I am supported by a grant from Helse Sør-Øst (MoBa-DEV: 2020023). I have training as a clinical psychologist, and a master's degree in psychiatry from the University of Cambridge (supported by the Aker Scholarship).

My research focuses on the development of mental disorders in children and adolescents. The title of the current project is «Same genes, different disorders: understanding the developmental emergence of different psychiatric problems in the context of common genetic liabilities». I use data from birth cohorts such as the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) and linked health registries.

We aim to ensure that our research is transparent and reproducible, facilitated by open science practices such as preregistration, Registered Reports, and sharing of analytic code. With a background as a clinical psychologist, my hope is that our research will ultimately have a positive impact on young people's lives, and beyond.

Exploring the differentiation of behavioral and emotional problems across childhood: A prospective longitudinal cohort study (2023)

Adrian Dahl Askelund, Helga Ask, Eivind Ystrom, Alexandra Havdahl and Laurie J Hannigan


The genetic architecture of differentiating behavioral and emotional problems in early life (2023)

Adrian Dahl AskelundLaura Hegemann, Andrea Allegrini, Elizabeth Corfield, Helga Ask, Neil Davies, Ole Andreassen, Alexandra Havdahl and Laurie J Hannigan


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Adrian Dahl Askelund

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