Professor Robert Plomin FBA
Behavioural genetics, Developmental and educational 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.