Frank Dudbridge obtained his BSc in Mathematics and Computing from King’s College London and his PhD from Imperial College London on the subject of fractal image compression. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego he returned to the UK and discovered statistical genetics under John Todd at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Following an MRC training fellowship he was a senior statistician at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, then Reader and Professor of Statistical Genetics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before joining the University of Leicester in 2016.
His interests are in statistical methods for genetic epidemiology, in which he has made highly cited contributions to family-based association analysis, genome-wide association studies, genetic risk prediction and Mendelian randomisation. These are the fruits of collaborations with many outstanding colleagues in fields including cardiology, oncology, psychiatry and diabetes.