Professor Jonathan Mill
Professor of Epigenetics


Jonathan is Professor of Epigenetics at the University of Exeter Medical School and also heads the Psychiatric Epigenetics group at the Institute of Psychiatry, King‘s College London. He graduated with a degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University, where he took a particular interest in cannibalism, before undertaking his PhD in psychiatric genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry. After spending three years as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, he returned to the Institute of Psychiatry to establish the Psychiatric Epigenetics group in the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre. He was appointed as Professor of Epigenetics at UEMS in September 2012.

The research in Jonathan‘s group focuses primarily on the role of epigenetic processes in mediating the interplay between genes and the environment in common, complex disease phenotypes. Although their work is particularly focussed on neuropsychiatric phenotypes, their research spans the spectrum of biomedical disease phenotypes. Additional information can be found at 

Broad research specialisms

Jonathan‘s group takes an integrated genetic-epigenetic approach to complex disease phenotypes, and has considerable experience in high-throughput epigenomic profiling. The recently took the lead on the first systematic genome-wide scan for DNA methylation changes associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and are currently funded to perform methylomic studies of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, alcoholism, and Alzheimer’s disorder. Their research aims to understand the role of functional epigenetic variation in mediating the interplay between genes and the environment in disease.


  • PhD Psychiatric Genetics (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London)
  • BA Human Sciences (Oxford University)



Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 408301
AddressUniversity of Exeter Medical School
RILD Building
RD&E Hospital Wonford
Barrack Road
OfficeLevel 4

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