Senior Investigator Scientist
Work and interests
Robert was a Senior Investigator Scientist and deputy group leader of the Aetiology of Diabetes and Related Metabolic Disorders programme, who left the Unit in August 2016.
Background and experience
Robert completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training in the University of Glasgow before joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit as a Career Development Fellow in 2009. Robert has a particular interest in understanding the role of gene-environment interaction in the aetiology of diabetes and related quantitative traits. His work focused on understanding the genetic aetiology of diabetes and related quantitative traits as a means of identifying novel pathways to complex disease.
- Scott RA, Langenberg C, Sharp SJ, and the InterAct Consortium “The link between family history and risk of type 2 diabetes is not explained by anthropometric, lifestyle or genetic risk factors: the EPIC-InterAct study.” Diabetologia. 2013 Jan;56(1):60-9. PMID: 23052052
- Scott RA, Lagou V, Welch RP, et al.”Large-scale association analyses identify new loci influencing glycemic traits and provide insight into the underlying biological pathways.” Nat Genet. 2012 Sep;44(9):991-1005. PMID: 22885924
- Manning AK1, Hivert MF, Scott RA, et al. “A genome-wide approach accounting for body mass index identifies genetic variants influencing fasting glycemic traits and insulin resistance.” Nat Genet. 2012 May 13;44(6):659-69. PMID: 22581228