Explore our current research projects

Studying the gene-environment interplay

Our Nuffield-funded project aims to understand differences in young children’s cognitive development. You can read more about the project here.

Naturalistic observations of early life experiences

We wanted to learn about language development in young children outside of a lab setting, so used digital language recorders and software developed by the LENA Research Foundation to record children’s language use throughout a typical day and analyse their conversation. You can read several papers that came from this data on our publications page and read more about the project here.


Im-Q was conceived in 2015 as a new way to measure imagination. We carried out several studies through a grant funded by the Templeton Foundation to validate and pilot a self-report measure of imagination. You can see how we did in publications that can found through our publications page and read more about our project here.

Educational achievement

We use genome-wide polygenic scoeres to bettwe understand how genetic and environmental factors influence educational achievement.