Professor Robert Plomin

Behavioural genetics, Developmental and educational psychology

Elected 2005

2005
Psychology

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.

Current post

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

Past appointments

Institute of Psychiatry MRC Research Professor & Deputy Director

Jan 1994 -

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

Jan 1994 -

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

Jan 1994 -

Penn State University Professor, Centre for Development and Health Genetics

Jan 1986 - Jan 1994

Other Foreign Institutions Asistant Professor to Professor, Institute for Behavioral Genetics

Jan 1974 - Jan 1986

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

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