Sonia Shah

NHMRC Early Career Fellow
University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

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  • Mentoring
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I was awarded my PhD at University College London in 2014 on the discovery and application of genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors, with particular application in disease risk prediction and determining causality using Mendelian randomisation. My interests lie in using genetic, epigenetic and genomic data to better understand the underlying architecture of complex disease traits. In 2018, I was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Researcher fellowship to investigate the relationship between cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease using large-scale genetic and omic data. Sonia was awarded the 2020 Genetic Society of Australasia Alan Wilton award for her contribution to genetic research, and was also the winner of the 2020 Rising Star (Science) Women in Technology Award

Sonia identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.