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UK Fellow, Psychology, elected in 2005

Professor Robert Plomin FBA

Behavioural genetics, Developmental and educational psychology
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About this Fellow

Professor Robert Plomin's research focuses on learning abilities and disabilities using quantitative and molecular genetic techniques. He directs one of the world's premier twin studies, the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS), which has followed over 10,000 twin pairs since birth in 1994-1996 to the present day. Professor Plomin has an 'h-index' of 93 based on more than 800 papers; he has also published a dozen books, including the major textbook in the field of behavioural genetics. He has received lifetime achievement awards from five scientific associations.

Website: http://teds.ac.uk

Appointments

Current post

  • Deputy Director of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, and MRC Research Professor

Past Appointments

  • Asistant Professor to Professor, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, Other Foreign Institutions, 1974 - 1986
  • Professor, Centre for Development and Health Genetics, Penn State University, 1986 - 1994
  • MRC Research Professor & Deputy Director, Institute of Psychiatry, 1994
  • Deputy Director of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, and MRC Research Professor, King's College London University of London, 1994
  • Deputy Director of Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London, and MRC Research Professor, King's College London University of London, 1994

Publications

Top 10 replicated findings from behavioral genetics Perspectives on Psychological Science 2016

G is for genes: The impact of genetics on education and achievement. John Wiley & Sons 2013

Behavioral genetics (7th edition) in press

Phenome-wide analysis of genome-wide polygenic scores. Molecular Psychiatry 2015

Genetics and intelligence differences: Five special findings Molecular Psychiatry 2015

Other Psychology Fellows

Professor Margaret Snowling

Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition including basic research on dyslexia and language impairment and the development and evaluation of interventions that ameliorate children’s literacy difficulties

Dr Karalyn Patterson

The organisation of language and memory in adult humans, as revealed primarily by the impact of brain disease or injury, and including comparisons of English and Japanese languages

Professor Stanislas Dehaene

Experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience of human higher cognitive functions: language, reading, mathematics; brain mechanisms of conscious versus non-conscious processing

Professor Mark Johnson

The typical & atypical development of social & cognitive skills in children over the early years, particularly with respect to structural & functional brain development.