Matthew Bosworth

Research group:
029 208 76504
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

I am interested in research into the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that increase risk for neuropsychiatric disease. Specifially, my research investigates the role of the psychiatric risk gene SETD1A in brain and behaviour.

Teaching summary

Year 1 Psychology Postgraduate Tutor - running practical report writing and statistics tutorials and marking practical reports.

Full list of publications


Research topics and related papers

Identification of specific genetic variants that increase risk for neuropsychiatric disorders are providing valid leads to investigate their biology. A rare genetic mutation in the SETD1A gene has been recently identified as contributing to schizophrenia and other developmental disorders. However, the role of SETD1A in brain and behaviour has not been studied previously. My research investigates the pathogenic role of SETD1A loss of function in the brain using techniques from behavioural and molecular neuroscience.  


Wellcome Trust

Research group

Neuroscience, Behavioural Genetics Group, Behavioural Neuroscience

Research collaborators

Professor Lawrence Wilkinson

Dr Trevor Humby

Professor Anthony Isles (Medicine)

Undergraduate education

2008-2011: BSc (Hons) Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

Postgraduate education

2011-2012: MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

October 2015 - Present: Wellcome Trust 4 Year PhD Integrative Neuroscience

Awards/external committees

2011: British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award


2013-2015: Research Support Assistant, Nutrition and Behaviour Unit, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol