David Evans is Professor of Statistical Genetics and Head of Genomic Medicine at the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and a Programme lead at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol.
He completed his PhD in Statistical Genetics at the University of Queensland in 2003, before undertaking a four year post-doctoral fellowship at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford where he worked as part of the The International HapMap Consortium and the first Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium. In 2007 he moved to take up a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Bristol where worked on genome-wide association studies in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
In 2013 he returned to take up his current position at the University of Queensland but continues to lead an MRC Programme in bone genetics at the University of Bristol where he spends two months of the year- coincidentally during the English “Summer”. His research interests include the genetic mapping of complex traits and diseases and the development of statistical methodologies in genetic epidemiology including approaches for gene mapping, individual risk prediction, causal modelling and dissecting the genetic architecture of complex traits. On weekends he likes to surf and is enjoying the temperature difference between Queensland waters and the northern coast of Devon.