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Professor Dorothy Bishop FBA

Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology
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About this Fellow

Dorothy Bishop, FBA, FMedSci, FRS is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads an ERC-funded programme of research into cerebral lateralisation. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John's College Oxford. Her main interests are in the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. She also is active in the field of open science and research reproducibility and chaired a symposium on reproducibility at the Wellcome Trust in 2015. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters (Bishopblog) and tweets as @deevybee.



Current post

  • Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • MRC Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester, 1982 - 1991
  • Senior Research Scientist, Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, 1991 - 1998
  • Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, St John's College, University of Oxford, 1998

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What is psychology?

Professor Dorothy Bishop FBA explains the wide-ranging approaches to psychology and how this discipline helps us to understand ourselves and our fellow human beings.


A prospective study of the relationship between specific language impairment, phonological disorders and reading retardation Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 1990, vol 31

The interface between genetics and psychology: lessons from developmental dyslexia Royal Society Open Science 2015

Cerebral asymmetry and language development: Cause, correlate, or consequence? Science 340 (6138)

Language development in exceptional circumstances 1988

Handedness and developmental disorders 1990

Uncommon understanding 1997

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