Xuan Zhou

Dr, PhD Psychology, MAS Applied Statistics, PGDip Mathematics, BA (Hons) Psychology

  • 450 Citations
  • 13 h-Index

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Xuan recieved his training in Psychology, Mathematics, and Statistics. He previously worked as a research fellow (2012-2017) studying the impact of unusual sleep/wake patterns on people’s cognitive abilities. Now working at the Statistical Genetics group within the Australian Centre for Precision Health, Xuan applies advanced statistical models to understand the latent genetic architecture of human complex traits with a focus on genotype-environment interaction.

Education/Academic qualification



Bachelor's Degree (Honours)

Graduate Diploma


  • statistical genetics
  • genotype x environment interaction
  • linear mixed-effects models

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Research Output

  • 450 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Letter

Efficient polygenic risk scores for biobank scale data by exploiting phenotypes from inferred relatives

Truong, B., Zhou, X., Shin, J., Li, J., van der Werf, J. H. J., Le, T. D. & Lee, S. H., 17 Jun 2020, In : Nature Communications. 11, 1, 3074.

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Open Access

Whole-Genome Approach Discovers Novel Genetic and Nongenetic Variance Components Modulated by Lifestyle for Cardiovascular Health

Zhou, X., van der Werf, J., Carson-Chahhoud, K., Ni, G., McGrath, J., Hyppönen, E. & Lee, S. H., 21 Apr 2020, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 9, 8, p. e015661

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Genotype–covariate correlation and interaction disentangled by a whole-genome multivariate reaction norm model

Ni, G., van der Werf, J., Zhou, X., Hypponen, E., Wray, N. R. & Lee, S. H., 20 May 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 2239.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

The genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and six psychiatric disorders

Ni, G., Amare, A. T., Zhou, X., Mills, N., Gratten, J. & Lee, S. H., 1 Aug 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 12041.

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Are two halves better than one whole? A comparison of the amount and quality of sleep obtained by healthy adult males living on split and consolidated sleep–wake schedules

Roach, G. D., Zhou, X., Darwent, D., Kosmadopoulos, A., Dawson, D. & Sargent, C., 1 Feb 2017, In : Accident Analysis and Prevention. 99, p. 428-433 6 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)