Dr Brendan Zietsch

ARC Future Fellowship

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56430



  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Hon Class, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


  • Jern, Patrick, Kärnä, Antti, Hujanen, Janna, Erlin, Tatu, Gunst, Annika, Rautaheimo, Helmi, Öhman, Emilia, Roberts, Craig and Zietsch, Brendan P. (2018) A high-powered replication study finds no effect of starting or stopping hormonal contraceptive use on relationship quality. Evolution and Human Behavior, . doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.02.008

  • Couvy-Duchesne, Baptiste, O'Callaghan, Victoria, Parker, Richard, Mills, Natalie, Kirk, Katherine M., Scott, Jan, Vinkhuyzen, Anna., Hermens, Daniel F, Lind, Penelope A., Davenport, Tracey A, Burns, Jane M, Connell, Melissa, Zietsch, Brendan P., Scott, James, Wright, Margaret J., Medland, Sarah E, McGrath, John, Martin, Nicholas G., Hickie, Ian B. and Gillespie, Nathan A. (2018) Nineteen and Up study (19Up): Understanding pathways to mental health disorders in young Australian twins. BMJ Open, 8 3: . doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018959

  • Arslan, Ruben C, Willführ, Kai P, Frans, Emma M, Verweij, Karin J H, Bürkner, Paul-Christian, Myrskylä, Mikko, Voland, Eckart, Almqvist, Catarina, Zietsch, Brendan P and Penke, Lars (2018) Relaxed selection and mutation accumulation are best studied empirically: reply to Woodley of Menie. Proceedings. Biological Sciences, 285 1873: 1-3. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0092

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Book Chapter

  • Grasby, Katrina L., Verweij, Karin J. H., Mosing, Miriam A., Zietsch, Brendan P. and Medland, Sarah E. (2017). Estimating heritability from twin studies. In Robert C. Elston (Ed.), Statistical human genetics: methods and protocols Second edition ed. (pp. 171-194) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7274-6_9

  • Barlow, Fiona Kate, Sherlock, James and Zietsch, Brendan P. (2016). Is prejudice heritable? Evidence from twin studies. In Chris G. Sibley and Fiona Kate Barlow (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice (pp. 222-238) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9781316161579

  • Haysom, Hannah J., Verweij, Karin J. H. and Zietsch, Brendan P. (2015). Personality, evolutionary models of. In James D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences 2nd ed. (pp. 899-905) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.25076-9

  • Verweij, Karin J. H., Mosing, Miriam A., Zietsch, Brendan P. and Medland, Sarah E. (2012). Estimating heritability from twin studies. In Robert C. Elston, Jaya M. Satagopan and Shuying Sun (Ed.), Statistical human genetics: methods and protocols (pp. 151-170) New York, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-555-8_9

  • Zietsch, Brendan P. (2011). Explanations for elevated psychiatric vulnerability in nonheterosexuals: Environmental stressors, genetics, and the HPA and HPG axes. In Toru Uehara (Ed.), Psychiatric Disorders: Worldwide Advances (pp. 277-300) Rijeka, Croatia: Intech Open Access.

  • Jelinek, H. F., Elston, G.N. and Zietsch, B.P. (2005). Fractal Analysis: Pitfalls and Revelations in Neuroscience. In Gabriele A. Losa, Danilo Merlini and Theo F. Nonnenmacher (Ed.), Fractals in Biology and Medicine 4 ed. (pp. 85-94) Basel: Birkhauser.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor