Riccardo Marioni


Group Leader



Riccardo studied Maths and Stats at the University of Aberdeen (2001-2005), followed by an MSc in Operational Research (2005-2006) and PhD in Genetic Epidemiology (2006-2009) at the University of Edinburgh. He then spent 12 months working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge before being awarded a fellowship from Alzheimer's Research UK (2010-2013) that was split between Cambridge, Bordeaux (INSERM U897), and Edinburgh. In 2013 he was awarded a Chancellor's Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, with a tenure appointment in 2016 and promotion to Senior Research Fellow in 2019.  

He works across biostats, epidemiology, and omics with applications to ageing and a specific focus on brain health. 

Outside of work, you'll find him watching rugby (go Edinburgh!), playing golf, eating cheese scones and making fresh pasta.