Niels Bohr Professorship

In 2016, Professor John McGrath from the University of Queensland, was awarded a Niels Bohr Professorship, with a grant of 30 million DKK from the Danish National Research Foundation.

In 2010, John McGrath published a paper based on information from Danish registers that described a link between neonatal vitamin D concentration and risk of mental disorders in the offspring. This discovery was achieved in close collaboration with Professor Preben Bo Mortensen and other leading Danish researchers at NCRR and Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen.

The Niels Bohr Professorship makes it possible to follow up on this research, and to explore new innovative methods related to psychiatric epidemiology.

In addition to a close collaboration with iPSYCH, the Niels Bohr Professorship strengthens NCRR’s collaboration with top researchers from the international research community, including researchers from University of Queensland, senior investigators at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the WHO World Mental Health Survey Initiative at Harvard University.

Cross-linking researchers from these international research centres provides a variety of new opportunities for research and innovation in the field of psychiatric epidemiology. Along with other collaborative projects, neonatal vitamin D concentration will be measured in the iPSYCH2012 case-cohort sample.

For more information, please visit the NBP-website: Niels Bohr Professorship