Contact Details

Dr. Richard Howey
Catalyst Building
Newcastle University
3 Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Richard Howey

Welcome to my website!

I am a Research Software Engineer in the Newcastle University RSE team.

Previously I was a Research Associate working with Prof. Heather Cordell, focusing on the development of statistical genetic software for the research community available on the GNU General Public License. This work is still continuing.

Previous Research

Previous work includes the estimation of parental and child genetic effects based on genotype data from different pedigree structures. The use of genotype data from the parents as well as from the subject in question allows the estimation of complex genetic effects such as maternal genotype effects, maternal-foetal interactions or parent-of-origin (imprinting) effects.

The figure on the left shows an example of some results generated by a developed method and accompanying software where multiple genetic loci that are in linkage disequilibrium,.

Current work involves the use of Bayesian networks to identify possible causal relationships between measured biological variables.