Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Developmental disorders of cognition and language.
  • Development of reading and component skills in children.  
  • Genetic and environmental influences on trajectories of brain structure and function
  • Educational Neuroscience


  • 2011-present, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Aston Brain Centre
  • 2007-2011, Reader, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2003-2007: Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2001-2003: Lecturer, Psychology, Neurosciences Research Institute, Aston University
  • 1996-2001: Post-doctoral Fellow, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University
  • 1996 Ph.D.: Experimental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • 1989-1991: Masters Coursework in Psychology, Humboldt State University
  • 1988 BS: Psychobiology, University of California, Riverside

Membership of Professional Bodies

Society for Neuroscience, British Neuroscience Association, American Psychological Society

Contact Details

telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4083
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California Santa Cruz

External positions

Vice President


  • BF Psychology


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  • Author Correction: Discovery of 42 genome-wide significant loci associated with dyslexia

    Mar 2023, In: Nature Genetics. 55, 3, p. 520 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalCorrectionpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Cultural contributions to adults' self-rated mental health problems and strengths: 7 culture clusters, 28 societies, 16 906 adults

    Copeland, W. E., Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Turner, L. V., Tong, G., Ahmeti-Pronaj, A., Au, A., Bellina, M., Caldas, J. C., Chen, Y-C., Csemy, L., da Rocha, M. M., Dobrean, A., Ezpeleta, L., Funabiki, Y., Harder, V. S., Lecannelier, F., Leiner de la Cabada, M., Leung, P., Liu, J., & 18 othersMahr, S., Malykh, S., Markovic, J., Ndetei, D. M., Oh, K. J., Petot, J-M., Riad, G., Sakarya, D., Samaniego, V. C., Sebre, S., Shahini, M., Silvares, E., Simulioniene, R., Sokoli, E., Talcott, J. B., Vazquez, N., Wolanczyk, T. & Zasepa, E., Dec 2023, In: Psychological Medicine. 53, 16, p. 7581-7590 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Language and reading impairments are associated with increased prevalence of non‐right‐handedness

    Abbondanza, F., Dale, P. S., Wang, C. A., Hayiou‐Thomas, M. E., Toseeb, U., Koomar, T. S., Wigg, K. G., Feng, Y., Price, K. M., Kerr, E. N., Guger, S. L., Lovett, M. W., Strug, L. J., van Bergen, E., Dolan, C. V., Tomblin, J. B., Moll, K., Schulte‐Körne, G., Neuhoff, N., Warnke, A., & 13 othersFisher, S. E., Barr, C. L., Michaelson, J. J., Boomsma, D. I., Snowling, M. J., Hulme, C., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Pennell, C. E., Newbury, D. F., Stein, J., Talcott, J. B., Bishop, D. V. M. & Paracchini, S., 1 Jul 2023, In: Child Development. 94, 4, p. 970-984 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Discovery of 42 genome-wide significant loci associated with dyslexia

    Nov 2022, In: Nature Genetics. 54, 11, p. 1621-1629 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Genome-wide analyses of individual differences in quantitatively assessed reading- and language-related skills in up to 34,000 people

    Eising, E., Mirza-Schreiber, N., de Zeeuw, E. L., Wang, C. A., Truong, D. T., Allegrini, A. G., Shapland, C. Y., Zhu, G., Wigg, K. G., Gerritse, M. L., Molz, B., Alagöz, G., Gialluisi, A., Abbondanza, F., Rimfeld, K., van Donkelaar, M., Liao, Z., Jansen, P. R., Andlauer, T. F. M., Bates, T. C., & 75 othersBernard, M., Blokland, K., Bonte, M., Børglum, A. D., Bourgeron, T., Brandeis, D., Ceroni, F., Csépe, V., Dale, P. S., de Jong, P. F., DeFries, J. C., Démonet, J. F., Demontis, D., Feng, Y., Gordon, S. D., Guger, S. L., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., Hernández-Cabrera, J. A., Hottenga, J. J., Hulme, C., Kere, J., Kerr, E. N., Koomar, T., Landerl, K., Leonard, G. T., Lovett, M. W., Lyytinen, H., Martin, N. G., Martinelli, A., Maurer, U., Michaelson, J. J., Moll, K., Monaco, A. P., Morgan, A. T., Nöthen, M. M., Pausova, Z., Pennell, C. E., Pennington, B. F., Price, K. M., Rajagopal, V. M., Ramus, F., Richer, L., Simpson, N. H., Smith, S. D., Snowling, M. J., Stein, J., Strug, L. J., Talcott, J. B., Tiemeier, H., van der Schroeff, M. P., Verhoef, E., Watkins, K. E., Wilkinson, M., Wright, M. J., Barr, C. L., Boomsma, D. I., Carreiras, M., Franken, M. C. J., Gruen, J. R., Luciano, M., Müller-Myhsok, B., Newbury, D. F., Olson, R. K., Paracchini, S., Paus, T., Plomin, R., Reilly, S., Schulte-Körne, G., Tomblin, J. B., van Bergen, E., Whitehouse, A. J. O., Willcutt, E. G., St Pourcain, B., Francks, C. & Fisher, S. E., 23 Aug 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 35, 12 p., e2202764119.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access