Origins of learning difficulties and behaviour problems: from behavioural genetics to behavioural genomics

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Unlisted

Abstract

Learning difficulties and behaviour problems incur major social cost because they affect so many children and their families, they often persist into adolescence and adulthood, and their effects spill into many areas of the individuals? lives. Early identification and remediation of these common developmental disorders are critical to alleviating the long-term human suffering they cause; understanding their genetic and environmental origins is a major part of achieving these goals.

Since 1995, MRC programme grant G9424799 has created the premier twin study of the genetics of learning difficulties and behaviour problems in childhood, called the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). TEDS includes 7500 pairs of twins assessed at 2, 3, 4, and 7 years of age, with DNA available for more than 10,000 children. TEDS findings have led to new ways of thinking about the genetic and environmental origins of learning disabilities and behaviour problems in childhood, most notably a ?generalist genes? theory of learning disabilities and abilities. These findings have charted the course for molecular genetic research that has begun to identify genes responsible for the substantial genetic influence on these disorders.

The proposed 5-year study will capitalise on the unique TEDS dataset by following the twins into adolescence using extensive web-based tests and interviews of 5000 twin pairs at 12 and 14 years of age. We will identify DNA markers (single-nucleotide polymorphisms, SNPs) associated with these learning disabilities and behaviour problems using an innovative strategy developed in TEDS -- genotyping DNA pooled across groups on microarrays that genotype more than 500,000 DNA markers. Although each DNA marker will have a small effect, multiple DNA markers can be aggregated in what we call a ?SNP-set.?

The proposed research will identify a SNP-set for general learning difficulties (mild mental impairment, MMI). The SNP-set will be uniquely useful as an index of genetic risk in behavioural genomic research that focuses on the interplay between genes and environment as they affect children?s behavioural development. Although MMI ultimately needs to be understood at all levels of analysis from genes to brain to behaviour, behavioural genomic research will produce gene-based diagnoses that could lead to individually tailored treatments. Most importantly, SNP sets can lead to early prediction of children at risk and thus facilitate research on environmental and behavioural interventions that prevent the onset of these disorders.

Technical Summary

The goal of the proposed research is to understand the genetic and environmental origins of learning disabilities and behaviour problems as children make their transition to adolescence. The research will follow twins enrolled in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) ? a representative sample of 7500 pairs of twins who have so far been assessed at 2, 3, 4, and 7 years of age. In the proposed project we will assess 5000 TEDS twin pairs at 12 and 14 years of age using web-based tests and questionnaires. We will continue to apply state-of-the-art model-fitting analyses from quantitative genetics to address questions about development (e.g., genetic change and continuity from age to age), multivariate links between disorders (e.g., genetic co-morbidity and heterogeneity), and genotype-environment interplay (e.g., GE correlation and GE interaction). These analyses will chart the course for molecular genetic work.

Our molecular genetic research will use an innovative method recently developed in TEDS that can detect reliable associations for quantitative trait loci (QTLs) of small effect size. The method combines DNA pooling and SNP microarrays. This method, which we call SNP microarrays and pooling (SNP-MaP), capitalises on a combination of the statistical power afforded by large samples such as TEDS and the high-throughput capabilities of microarray technology. We will use the Affymetrix GeneChip? Human Mapping 500K Array Set, which genotypes more than 500,000 SNPs to identify some of the SNPs associated with mild mental impairment (MMI) by comparing pooled DNA, to identify SNP associations comparing pooled DNA from phenotypically selected sub-samples of TEDS. SNPs nominated by the SNP-MaP method will then be individually genotyped for the entire TEDS sample in order to confirm their status as QTLs, providing 99% power to detect a 1% QTL (p = 10-7) while offering adjustment for testing all SNPs on the 500K GeneChip. Although each SNP is likely to have only a small effect, multiple SNPs can be aggregated in what we call a ?SNP-set,? which we expect to account for as much as 10% of the total variance of highly heritable quantitative traits, such as MMI. This SNP-set will be uniquely useful as an index of genetic risk in behavioural genomic research on the developmental, multivariate and GE interplay origins of learning difficulties.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50

publication icon
Arden R (2007) Scant evidence for Spearman's law of diminishing returns in middle childhood. in Personality and individual differences

publication icon
Arden R (2006) Sex differences in variance of intelligence across childhood in Personality and Individual Differences

publication icon
Asbury K (2008) Clones in the classroom: a daily diary study of the nonshared environmental relationship between monozygotic twin differences in school experience and achievement. in Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies

publication icon
Ayorech Z (2017) Genetic Influence on Intergenerational Educational Attainment. in Psychological science

publication icon
Breen FM (2006) Heritability of food preferences in young children. in Physiology & behavior

publication icon
Butcher LM (2006) Generalist genes and cognitive neuroscience. in Current opinion in neurobiology

publication icon
Carnell S (2008) Appetite and adiposity in children: evidence for a behavioral susceptibility theory of obesity. in The American journal of clinical nutrition

publication icon
Carnell S (2008) Genetic influence on appetite in children. in International journal of obesity (2005)

 
Description Genetics and the Future Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities contribution to Government Office for Science 'Foresight' document on 'Mental Capital and Well-being'.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Series of Presentations - Department for Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Autism Speaks Research Grant
Amount £146,843 (GBP)
Organisation Autistica 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 09/2011
 
Description Behavior Genetics Association - Travel Award
Amount $685 (USD)
Organisation Behavior Genetics Association 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Description British Academy - Small Grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount £217,129 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2007 
End 04/2012
 
Description British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (Haworth)
Amount £258,002 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (Trzaskowski)
Amount £273,711 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2017
 
Description British Psychological Society - Travel Award
Amount £100 (GBP)
Organisation British Psychological Society (BPS) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 10/2013
 
Description CESAM Travel Award
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Swiss Etiological Study of Adjustment and Mental Health (SESAM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Switzerland
Start 09/2009 
End 09/2009
 
Description ERC Advanced Investigator Grant
Amount £1,752,641 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2012 
End 04/2017
 
Description European Association of Personality Psychology travel scholarship
Amount £330 (GBP)
Organisation European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country European Union (EU)
Start 07/2010 
End 08/2010
 
Description IOPPN/MRC Excellence Studentship
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2014
 
Description John Templeton Foundation Research Grant
Amount £506,936 (GBP)
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 06/2008 
End 11/2010
 
Description MRC Centenary award (Haworth and Davis)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC New Investigator Award (Ronald)
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2014
 
Description MRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Haworth)
Amount £102,311 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2011
 
Description Medical Research Foundation - Research Grant
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G9817803-E02/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department Medical Research Foundation
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NIH Competing Research Application (R01 Maths)
Amount £1,134,051 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 02/2010 
End 12/2014
 
Description NIH Competing Research Application (R01 Reading)
Amount £529,508 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2006 
End 01/2010
 
Description NIH Competing Research Application (R01 School Environment)
Amount £762,897 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 12/2004 
End 05/2009
 
Description NIH Competing Research Application (R21 Danese)
Amount £172,700 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2013
 
Description National Institutes of Health (R01 School Environment renewal)
Amount £822,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 02/2010 
End 11/2014
 
Description Nuffield Foundation - Grants for Research and Innovation
Amount £154,564 (GBP)
Funding ID EDU 40881 
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Royal Society UK - China - Netherlands Frontiers of Science Fellowship - Travel Award
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2009 
End 11/2009
 
Description Russian Federation Grants for State support for research (Kovas)
Amount £3,100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Russia 
Sector Public
Country Russian Federation
Start 11/2011 
End 12/2013
 
Description Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship (Davis)
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 088984/Z/09/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2009 
End 09/2013
 
Description Specific Targeted Research Project (EU FP6)
Amount £700,006 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2008 
End 06/2009
 
Description Strategic Programme Fund of the British Consulate-General in Osaka - Travel Award
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 10/2008
 
Description Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education - Travel Award
Amount € 500 (EUR)
Organisation Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education 
Sector Public
Country Sweden
Start 02/2014 
End 02/2014
 
Description The Royal Society UK - Japan Frontiers of Science Fellowship - Travel Award
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2008 
End 10/2008
 
Description Waterloo Foundation - Research Award (Child Development)
Amount £42,173 (GBP)
Funding ID York Dyslexia project 1204/1776 
Organisation The Waterloo Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust Genome Wide Association Study (Multivariate genome-wide association study (GWAS) of reading and mathematics disabilities/abilities: A quantitative trait locus (QTL) perspective)
Amount £350 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics Travel Award
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG) 
Sector Learned Society
Country Global
Start 10/2007 
End 10/2007
 
Title 14-yr battery of internet-based measures 
Description A new battery of internet-based measures has been developed similar to the existing battery but with the addition of a science measure. Based on the 12-year wave of testing, the criteria for inclusion of measures, and measure details, their reliability and validity have been considered carefully. We created tests that can differentiate among children with difficulties as well as being sensitive to individual differences across the full range of ability. This is necessary in order to investigate disorders in the context of normal variation and to apply powerful QTL strategies in our molecular genetic research. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The battery of internet-based measures makes it possible to assess cost-effectively the large number of subjects needed for genetic research. In addition to providing the foundation for our research, making the material available to other researchers increases collaboration and comparisons with other programmes of research. 
 
Title 16-yr battery of internet-based measures 
Description The existing battery of assessment has been extended and adapted so that it can be used for assessment at age 16. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The battery of internet-based measures makes it possible to assess cost-effectively the large number of subjects needed for genetic research. In addition to providing the foundation for our research, making the material available to other researchers increases collaboration and comparisons with other programmes of research. 
 
Title A battery of internet-based measures of reading, language, mathematics and general learning ability. 
Description The MRC programme grant funding for the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) is the largest genetic study by far on learning abilities and disabilities with extensive data obtained for more than 5000 pairs of UK twins born 1994-96 at 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 14 years. Increasing access to inexpensive and fast Internet connections makes it possible to test such large samples efficiently and economically online. We have developed and administered to 5000 pairs of 10- and 12-year-old TEDS twins a battery of internet-based measures of reading, language, mathematics and general learning ability. We demonstrated that internet testing can be reliable and valid: Haworth, C. M. A., Harlaar, N., Kovas, Y., Davis, O. S. P., Oliver, B. R., Hayiou-Thomas, M. E., Frances, J., Busfield, P., McMillan, A., Dale, P. S., & Plomin, R. (2007). Internet cognitive testing of large samples needed in genetic research. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10, 554-563. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2007 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Genome-wide association studies for common disorders and complex traits such as learning abilities and difficulties require huge samples in order to detect many genes of small effect size that are responsible for genetic influence. However, it would be very expensive to test large numbers of children on standard tests of learning abilities and disabilities. Our internet cognitive testing is increasingly used for neuroscience research capitalising on our research. 
 
Title TEDS dataset 
Description In the culmination of a decade of MRC programme grant funding, the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS), the largest study by far on learning abilities and disabilities, has systematically analysed their genetic and environmental origins. Extensive data have been obtained for more than 5000 pairs of UK twins born 1994-96 at 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years. Much effort has gone into developing a user-friendly database which has been used by dozens of collaborators outside of our research group. More recently we have developed a TEDS data dictionary which is used to get information on all the various TEDS sub-studies. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Extensive analyses of the TEDS dataset were published in 2007 as a monograph in the prestigious series, Monographs of the Society of Research in Child Development (Kovas, Haworth, Dale & Plomin, 2007). All of the data used in this monograph have been made freely available on our website and it has been widely used. 
 
Title The spACE analysis approach to geocoded twin data 
Description This is a novel statistical and visual analysis approach to twin data that incorporates spatial information from geocoding twin pairs. It identifies genetic and environmental geographical hotspots for phenotypes: areas where genetic or environmental variation are responsible for more of the population variation in a trait. The results for TEDS are presented in a series of interactive maps of the UK. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The original article is available Open Access from Molecular Psychiatry, and software implementing the approach is available Open Source from http://bit.ly/tedsgeo. The member of our research team who developed the technique has ongoing collaborations with several other twin samples around the world to apply the approach. The technique has received national and international press coverage resulting in a record number of daily visits to the TEDS website. The PubMed ID for this paper is 22688189. 
URL http://bit.ly/tedsgeo
 
Description A study of Genetics of Mathematical Cognition and Disabilities 
Organisation Goldsmiths, University of London
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigators on an NIH grant that was renewed in 2008 to conduct in-home testing of domain-general and maths-specific cognitive skills underpinning psychometric maths ability and disability for 500 TEDS families with children selected for domain-general (low maths + low reading) and maths-specific (low maths + normal reading) problems, which will provide interesting comparisons with the web-based data that we plan to collect as part of our MRC programme grant research at age 16.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on this grant.Analysis and assistance in writing papers based on the quantitative data.
Impact Although no publications have yet been forthcoming from the renewal funded in 2008, the previous grant was responsible for several collaborative publications: 'Scant evidence for Spearman's law of diminishing returns in middle childhood'; PMID18360741; PMID19634033; PMID19732386; PMID17983460; PMID19470122; 'The ABCs of math: A genetic analysis of mathematics and its links with reading ability and general cognitive ability'; 'A twin study into the genetic and environmental influences on academic performance in science in nine-year-old boys and girls'; PMID19377870; PMID19489895; PMID19496894; PMID17708696; 'Science in elementary school: Generalist genes and school environments'; PMID19573035; PMID17539370; 'Reading and generalist genes'; PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID16580870; 'Learning abilities and disabilities: Generalist genes, specialist environments'; PMID19238205; PMID19319204; PMID17995572; PMID17714376; PMID19756208; PMID17539369; PMID18355217; PMID19247827; PMID19220590; 'Genetics of learning abilities and disabilities: Recent developments from the UK and possible directions for research in China'; 'Generalist genes: Genetic links between brain, mind, and education'; 'The nature and nurture of intelligence and motivation in the origins of sex differences in elementary school achievement'; and 'Predicting school achievement from general cognitive ability, self-perceived ability, and intrinsic value'.
 
Description A study of Genetics of Mathematical Cognition and Disabilities 
Organisation Ohio State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-investigators on an NIH grant that was renewed in 2008 to conduct in-home testing of domain-general and maths-specific cognitive skills underpinning psychometric maths ability and disability for 500 TEDS families with children selected for domain-general (low maths + low reading) and maths-specific (low maths + normal reading) problems, which will provide interesting comparisons with the web-based data that we plan to collect as part of our MRC programme grant research at age 16.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on this grant.Analysis and assistance in writing papers based on the quantitative data.
Impact Although no publications have yet been forthcoming from the renewal funded in 2008, the previous grant was responsible for several collaborative publications: 'Scant evidence for Spearman's law of diminishing returns in middle childhood'; PMID18360741; PMID19634033; PMID19732386; PMID17983460; PMID19470122; 'The ABCs of math: A genetic analysis of mathematics and its links with reading ability and general cognitive ability'; 'A twin study into the genetic and environmental influences on academic performance in science in nine-year-old boys and girls'; PMID19377870; PMID19489895; PMID19496894; PMID17708696; 'Science in elementary school: Generalist genes and school environments'; PMID19573035; PMID17539370; 'Reading and generalist genes'; PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID16580870; 'Learning abilities and disabilities: Generalist genes, specialist environments'; PMID19238205; PMID19319204; PMID17995572; PMID17714376; PMID19756208; PMID17539369; PMID18355217; PMID19247827; PMID19220590; 'Genetics of learning abilities and disabilities: Recent developments from the UK and possible directions for research in China'; 'Generalist genes: Genetic links between brain, mind, and education'; 'The nature and nurture of intelligence and motivation in the origins of sex differences in elementary school achievement'; and 'Predicting school achievement from general cognitive ability, self-perceived ability, and intrinsic value'.
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Diagenode
Country Belgium 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Erasmus University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Free University of Amsterdam
Department VU Foundation
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Good Biomarker Sciences
Country Netherlands 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Leiden University
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation Leiden University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation University of Cagliari
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Department Department of Virology
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation University of Notre Dame
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ACTION 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Collaborator Contribution ACTION will develop novel biomarkers suitable for large-scale applications in children and combine biomarker data with new insights into the effects of gender, age, and comorbidity. ACTION will provide guidance in optimising current intervention programs and deliver new biological targets to pave the way for novel therapeutic interventions. ACTION will provide a decision tree to guide personalised intervention programmes and will have direct and sustained impact on reducing paediatric aggression. Its overarching aim is to reduce aggression by developing approaches that take individual differences in genetic and environmental susceptibility into account, thereby leading to better understanding of personalised intervention programs.
Impact Ayorech, Z., Selzam, S., Smith-Woolley, E., Knopik, V. S., Neiderhiser, J. M., DeFries, J. C., & Plomin, R. (2016). Publication Trends Over 55 Years of Behavioral Genetic Research. Behavior Genetics, 46, 603-607. doi:10.1007/s10519-016-9786-2. PMC5206393. Ayorech, Z., von Stumm, S., Haworth, C. M. A., Davis, O. S. P., & Plomin, R. (2017). Personalized media: A genetically sensitive investigation of individual differences in online media use. PLoS ONE, 12, e0168895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168895. . PMC5256859. Lewis, G. J., Asbury, K., & Plomin, R. (2016). Externalizing problems in childhood and adolescence predict subsequent educational achievement but for different genetic and environmental reasons. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 292-304. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12655 Porsch, R. M., Middeldorp, C. M., Cherny, S. S., Krapohl, E., van Beijsterveldt, C. E., Loukola, A., Korhonen, T., Pulkkinen, L., Corley, R., et al. (2016). Longitudinal heritability of childhood aggression. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet, 171, 697-707. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.32420 Selzam, S., Kraphol, E., von Stumm, S., O'Reilly, P., Rimfeld, K., Kovas, Y., Dale, P. S., Lee, J., & Plomin, R. (2016). Predicting Educational Achievement from DNA. Molecular Psychiatry, 22, 267-272. doi:10.1038/mp.2016.107. PMC5285461. Shakeshaft, N. G., Rimfeld, K., Schofield, K. L., Selzam, S., Malanchini, M., Rodic, M., Kovas, Y., & Plomin, R. (2016). Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability. Scientific Reports, 6, 30545. doi:10.1038/srep30545. PMC4967849. Zabaneh, D., Krapohl, E., Simpson, M. A., Miller, M. B., Iacono, W. G., McGue, M., Putallaz, M., Lubinski, D., Plomin, R., et al. (2017). Fine mapping genetic associations between the HLA region and extremely high intelligence. Scientific Reports, 7, 41182. doi:10.1038/srep41182. PMC5259706.
Start Year 2014
 
Description ALSPAC collaboration 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim of this study is to perform a meta-analysis of GWAS results on gender role behaviour in young children as assessed by male, female and overall gender Pre-School Activities Inventories (PSAI) scores.
Collaborator Contribution The study uses data from the ALSPAC study.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Attachment study 
Organisation University of Reading
Department School of Psychology and Clinical Language Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of access to the Twins Early Development Study sample - including contact details for the sample.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact Publications
Start Year 2010
 
Description Autism Speaks grant 
Organisation University College London
Department Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborator is a co-Iinvestigator on a grant that funds a study of epigenetic biomarkers of nonshared environmental influence for TEDS MZ twins discordant for autistic traits and control MZ twins. The grant provides funds to collect blood for 60 pairs of MZ twins and to run genome-wide DNA methylation arrays.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator (from the Department of Psychological Sciences, School of Science, Birkbeck College) is a co-investigator on this grant.
Impact PMID: 20716955; PMID: 20159110; PMID: 20505345; PMID: 20010889
Start Year 2008
 
Description Biomarkers 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of access to the Twins Early Development Study sample - including contact details for the sample.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact No outputs or outcomes at this point.
Start Year 2010
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation Erasmus University Rotterdam
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation Johnson & Johnson
Department Janssen-Cilag
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation University of Catania
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CAPICE 
Organisation University of Twente
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In the Roadmap for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research in Europe (ROAMER), top-priority is research into child and adolescent mental health symptoms. CAPICE (Childhood and Adolescence Psychopathology: unravelling the complex etiology by a large Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Europe) will address this priority. This network will elaborate on the EArly Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology (EAGLE) consortium, a well-established collaboration of the many European birth and adolescent population based (twin and family) cohorts with unique longitudinal information on lifestyle, family environment, health, and emotional and behavioral problems. Phenotypic and genome-wide genotypic data are available for over 60,000 children, in addition to genome-wide genotypes for over 20,000 mothers and epigenome-wide data for over 6,000 children. Combined with the enormous progress in methodology, the results of the research performed in this network will greatly expand our knowledge regarding the etiology of mental health symptoms in children and adolescents and shed light on possible targets for prevention and intervention, e.g. by drug target validation. Moreover, it will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses. With a focus on common and debilitating problems in childhood and adolescence, including depression, anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, CAPICE will contribute to improving later outcomes of young people in European countries with child and adolescent psychopathology. Professor Robert Plomin: supervising and training ESRs. He will take responsibility for network-wide training in statistical genetics, specifically twin studies.
Collaborator Contribution This collaboration will provide Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an excellent training in the psychiatric genomics field given by a multidisciplinary team of eminent scientists from the academic and non-academic sector highly experienced in e.g., gene-environment interaction and covariation analyses, (epi)genome-wide association studies, Mendelian Randomization (MR) and polygenic analyses.
Impact Pending
Start Year 2017
 
Description CATSLife 
Organisation University of California
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Will assist with the many CATSLife analyses that emerge from the extension of CAP and LTS into early adulthood. However, the primary focus of the analyses will be to replicate CATSLife results using the TEDS longitudinal dataset on 7500 pairs of twins, which includes many of the mediators and moderators assessed in CAP and LTS in emerging adulthood, although not to the upper end of the age-span in CATSLife and without as much data on physical health as in CATSLife. Attempts will also be made to conduct combined adoption/twin analyses of CATSLife, LTS and TEDS when possible. Finally, TEDS has genome wide genotype data for nearly 6000 unrelated TEDS participants, which will enable SNP-based genetic analyses of variance and covariance and polygenic score analyses  between DNA markers and measures, mediators and moderators relevant to the proposed CATSLife project. 
Collaborator Contribution The resulting Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife) will be the first prospective longitudinal study of the etiologies of behavioral and cognitive changes during the transition to middle adulthood. The aims are to: conduct a genetically sensitive study of individual differences in behavioral and cognitive change at the cusp of middle adulthood, in 1600 participants studied almost yearly from birth to early adulthood; map individual differences in growth and maintenance of cognitive abilities; evaluate and trace measured physical factors and health behaviors, biochemical markers and measured genetic pathways important to sustaining cognitive performance; and track measured environmental factors that may decrease, sustain or boost cognitive performance. The CATSLife will include expanded assessment of cognitive performance, physical functioning and health behaviors, gene pathways, including measured genetic variation in lipid, synaptic plasticity and cell-signaling paths (based on chip array variants), biochemical markers (e.g., serum lipids), and environmental measures (e.g., engagement in leisure activities). We will assess etiologies of changes in physical health and cognitive functioning, and test whether associations across domains change with age due to changes in genetic variation or self-selection of environments. Measured gene pathway sets, and environmental measures, including engagement in leisure activities and neighborhood-level variables, will be evaluated as potential factors underlying dynamics of genetic variation or environmental selection. Thus, the CATSLife will provide an unparalleled opportunity to assess prospectively the etiologies of cognitive change, and test the saliency of early childhood versus proximal influences on the genesis of cognitive decline.
Impact PMC4967849
Start Year 2015
 
Description CATSLife 
Organisation University of Colorado
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Will assist with the many CATSLife analyses that emerge from the extension of CAP and LTS into early adulthood. However, the primary focus of the analyses will be to replicate CATSLife results using the TEDS longitudinal dataset on 7500 pairs of twins, which includes many of the mediators and moderators assessed in CAP and LTS in emerging adulthood, although not to the upper end of the age-span in CATSLife and without as much data on physical health as in CATSLife. Attempts will also be made to conduct combined adoption/twin analyses of CATSLife, LTS and TEDS when possible. Finally, TEDS has genome wide genotype data for nearly 6000 unrelated TEDS participants, which will enable SNP-based genetic analyses of variance and covariance and polygenic score analyses  between DNA markers and measures, mediators and moderators relevant to the proposed CATSLife project. 
Collaborator Contribution The resulting Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife) will be the first prospective longitudinal study of the etiologies of behavioral and cognitive changes during the transition to middle adulthood. The aims are to: conduct a genetically sensitive study of individual differences in behavioral and cognitive change at the cusp of middle adulthood, in 1600 participants studied almost yearly from birth to early adulthood; map individual differences in growth and maintenance of cognitive abilities; evaluate and trace measured physical factors and health behaviors, biochemical markers and measured genetic pathways important to sustaining cognitive performance; and track measured environmental factors that may decrease, sustain or boost cognitive performance. The CATSLife will include expanded assessment of cognitive performance, physical functioning and health behaviors, gene pathways, including measured genetic variation in lipid, synaptic plasticity and cell-signaling paths (based on chip array variants), biochemical markers (e.g., serum lipids), and environmental measures (e.g., engagement in leisure activities). We will assess etiologies of changes in physical health and cognitive functioning, and test whether associations across domains change with age due to changes in genetic variation or self-selection of environments. Measured gene pathway sets, and environmental measures, including engagement in leisure activities and neighborhood-level variables, will be evaluated as potential factors underlying dynamics of genetic variation or environmental selection. Thus, the CATSLife will provide an unparalleled opportunity to assess prospectively the etiologies of cognitive change, and test the saliency of early childhood versus proximal influences on the genesis of cognitive decline.
Impact PMC4967849
Start Year 2015
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department Center for Applied Genomics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation Duke University Medical Centre
Department Department of Molecular Genetics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation National University of Singapore
Department Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine
Country Singapore 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Child Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Department Centre for Genetic Epidemiology
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Robert Plomin established a Childhood Intelligence Consortium (CHIC) to pool in order to pool his genome-wide association (GWA) data on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) with data from ALSPAC (George Davey-Smith) and several other smaller studies with GWA data and cognitive data.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborator leads the Statistical Genetics Committee. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores. Collaborating group will provide genome-wide association results for IQ scores.
Impact No outputs or outcomes have been produced as yet.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation Ohio State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation University of Amsterdam
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation University of Colorado Boulder
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation University of Minnesota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation University of Queensland
Department School of Psychology
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Consortium on the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities (GHCA) 
Organisation Vanderbilt University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cognitive ability data obtained from TEDS will be used in this study.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a GHCA member and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability abilitites and has obtained cognitive ability data that will be used in the study.Collaborator is a member of the GHCA consortium and is an expert on the genetics of cognitive ability. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data that the study will be based upon.Collaborator is a GHCA consortium member and provides expertise on high cognitive abilities.Collaborator is a GHCA member and provides expertise on the genetics of cognitive abilties. Collaborator has obtained cognitive ability data to be used in the study.
Impact The following publications have arisen from this study so far: PMID19488046; PMID19381794; PMID19247827; PMID: 19430899; PMID: 19424784; PMID: 19288254; PMID: 19377873; PMID: 19377874; PMID: 19418212; PMID: 19296213; PMID: 19377870.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Country Hungary 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Department Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Maastricht University (UM)
Department Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Maastricht University (UM)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Laboratory of Cognitive Sciences and Psycholinguistics CNRS
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation Philipp University of Marburg
Department Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Bonn
Department Institute of Human Genetics, Life and Brain Center
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Jyvaskyla
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Salzburg
Department Psychology Salzburg
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description Dyslexia genes and neurobiological pathways 
Organisation University of Zurich
Department Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (KJPD)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our workpackage has contributed quantitative genetic research and provides a large replication sample for molecular genetic analyses that arise from NeuroDys. The molecular genetic research is ongoing using Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip data to replicate current and future molecular genetics results that emerge from NeuroDys in our Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) which has extensive data on family and school environments as well as on reading and related academic skills and behavior problems. We have also published the first genome-wide association analysis of reading as a quantitative trait (Meaburn et al., 2008). Our quantitative genetic research has included structural equation modeling analyses of longitudinal data on reading performance and environmental risk factors for reading disabilities (both family-based factors, such as shared book reading, and school-based factors, such as child-teacher relationship). This work has resulted in six empirical publications (see outputs).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is principal investigator on project.Collaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on projectCollaborator is co-investigator on project
Impact Collaborator is co-investigator on project
Start Year 2006
 
Description ESRC Understanding Individual Behaviour (a collaborative network) 
Organisation University College London
Department Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim is to capitalize on the research resource represented by the British Birth Cohort Studies and to apply ideas and techniques at the cutting edge of behavioural genetics and neuroscience. The focus for the network are two key research areas which provide tractable research questions that would benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration:
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is leading the project. The Social Scientists and cohort survey managers (responsible for the Millennium Cohort study and the 1970 and 1958 British Birth Cohort Studies) are also based here.Neuroimaging work will be conducted here.Expertise in survey analysis, social policy, child and family policy, education policy. Responsible for the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the 1946 British birth cohort study).
Impact No outputs or outcomes as yet. Results of preliminary analysis will be presented at a series of three workshops which will bring together collaborators from across the network representing the social sciences, neuropsychology and behavioural genetics.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESRC Understanding Individual Behaviour (a collaborative network) 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim is to capitalize on the research resource represented by the British Birth Cohort Studies and to apply ideas and techniques at the cutting edge of behavioural genetics and neuroscience. The focus for the network are two key research areas which provide tractable research questions that would benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration:
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is leading the project. The Social Scientists and cohort survey managers (responsible for the Millennium Cohort study and the 1970 and 1958 British Birth Cohort Studies) are also based here.Neuroimaging work will be conducted here.Expertise in survey analysis, social policy, child and family policy, education policy. Responsible for the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the 1946 British birth cohort study).
Impact No outputs or outcomes as yet. Results of preliminary analysis will be presented at a series of three workshops which will bring together collaborators from across the network representing the social sciences, neuropsychology and behavioural genetics.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESRC Understanding Individual Behaviour (a collaborative network) 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The aim is to capitalize on the research resource represented by the British Birth Cohort Studies and to apply ideas and techniques at the cutting edge of behavioural genetics and neuroscience. The focus for the network are two key research areas which provide tractable research questions that would benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration:
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is leading the project. The Social Scientists and cohort survey managers (responsible for the Millennium Cohort study and the 1970 and 1958 British Birth Cohort Studies) are also based here.Neuroimaging work will be conducted here.Expertise in survey analysis, social policy, child and family policy, education policy. Responsible for the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the 1946 British birth cohort study).
Impact No outputs or outcomes as yet. Results of preliminary analysis will be presented at a series of three workshops which will bring together collaborators from across the network representing the social sciences, neuropsychology and behavioural genetics.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ESRC Understanding Individual Behaviour (a collaborative network) 
Organisation University of Chicago
Department School of Public Policy Studies Chicago
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aim is to capitalize on the research resource represented by the British Birth Cohort Studies and to apply ideas and techniques at the cutting edge of behavioural genetics and neuroscience. The focus for the network are two key research areas which provide tractable research questions that would benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration:
Collaborator Contribution Collaborator is leading the project. The Social Scientists and cohort survey managers (responsible for the Millennium Cohort study and the 1970 and 1958 British Birth Cohort Studies) are also based here.Neuroimaging work will be conducted here.Expertise in survey analysis, social policy, child and family policy, education policy. Responsible for the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (the 1946 British birth cohort study).
Impact No outputs or outcomes as yet. Results of preliminary analysis will be presented at a series of three workshops which will bring together collaborators from across the network representing the social sciences, neuropsychology and behavioural genetics.
Start Year 2010
 
Description LEAP study 
Organisation Birkbeck, University of London
Department Department of Psychological Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution TEDS twins, who will be 15-18-years-old at the start of the project, will be assessed on psychotic experiences over three years. All contact will be carried out by the TEDS team.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact Publications
Start Year 2011
 
Description Learning disabilities 
Organisation University of New Mexico
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborator has been closely involved in TEDS since its inception. He is actively involved in plans for testing and analysis, especially in relation to learning and cognitive abilities and difficulties.
Collaborator Contribution Provides learning disabilities expertise to TEDS.
Impact 17 publications since 2006; including PMID1799557.
 
Description MQ Fellowship award to Jean-Baptiste Pingault - Bullying and mental health: a genetically informative approach 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Collaborator Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Impact Singham, T., Viding, E., Schoeler, T., Arseneault, L., Ronald, A., Cecil, C. M., ... & Pingault, J. B. (2017). Concurrent and longitudinal contribution of exposure to bullying in childhood to mental health: the role of vulnerability and resilience. JAMA psychiatry, 74(11), 1112-1119.
Start Year 2017
 
Description MQ Fellowship award to Jean-Baptiste Pingault - Bullying and mental health: a genetically informative approach 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Collaborator Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Impact Singham, T., Viding, E., Schoeler, T., Arseneault, L., Ronald, A., Cecil, C. M., ... & Pingault, J. B. (2017). Concurrent and longitudinal contribution of exposure to bullying in childhood to mental health: the role of vulnerability and resilience. JAMA psychiatry, 74(11), 1112-1119.
Start Year 2017
 
Description MQ Fellowship award to Jean-Baptiste Pingault - Bullying and mental health: a genetically informative approach 
Organisation University College London
Department Department of Psychology and Human Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Collaborator Contribution MQ Grant - I will use statistical innovation and genetically informative designs to achieve the following three novel aims: -To probe the causal nature of the associations between childhood bullying victimisation and the development of a range of relevant mental health problems into early adulthood -To examine the unique effects of cyber-bullying victimisation on concurrent mental health problems in early adulthood. -To identify specific risk factors for bullying victimisation and cyber-bullying victimisation To this end, my team and I will use three large population-based cohorts with comprehensive data on victimisation, outcomes, risk factors and relevant genetic data. This project represents the most comprehensive research programme to date on bullying victimisation and mental health and could change radically our causal understanding of bullying victimisation and prevention strategies
Impact Singham, T., Viding, E., Schoeler, T., Arseneault, L., Ronald, A., Cecil, C. M., ... & Pingault, J. B. (2017). Concurrent and longitudinal contribution of exposure to bullying in childhood to mental health: the role of vulnerability and resilience. JAMA psychiatry, 74(11), 1112-1119.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Obesity and eating problems in twins 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution TEDS was the sample used in a study funded by the BBSRC to study the development of obesity and eating problems in twins.
Collaborator Contribution TEDs sample was used in project directed by collaborator and funded by the BBSRC to study the development of obesity and eating problems in twins.
Impact PMID16750228; PMID18679413; PMID18304332; PMID18846049; PMID18421262; PMID18583465; PMID18258631; PMID18938040; and PMID18838977.
 
Description Pilot study for investigating parenting and child-outcomes 
Organisation University of Sussex
Department School of Psychology Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NA - project has just started.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact NA
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pupils' choices as they prepare to leave school 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution NA - project has just started.
Collaborator Contribution NA
Impact NA
Start Year 2012
 
Description STINT 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Department Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Exchange of students
Collaborator Contribution Exchange of students
Impact NA
Start Year 2013
 
Description Second Language Acquisition 
Organisation University of New Mexico
Department Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dale, P.S., Harlaar, N., & Plomin, R. (2012). Nature and nurture in school-based second language achievement. Language Learning, 62, 28-48. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2012.00705.x
Collaborator Contribution Partner is corresponding author on this paper.
Impact Dale, P.S., Harlaar, N., & Plomin, R. (2012). Nature and nurture in school-based second language achievement. Language Learning, 62, 28-48. 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2012.00705.x
Start Year 2011
 
Description Specific Language Impairment 
Organisation University of New Mexico
Department Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Manuscript in preparation based upon data arising from the grant.
Collaborator Contribution Partner is corresponding author.
Impact Manuscript in preparation based upon data arising from the grant.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Study of speech in adolescent twins 
Organisation University of York
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Directed by the lead researcher, 1000 pairs of twins from TEDS were tested over the telephone to collect data on speech.
Collaborator Contribution Direction of the study.
Impact The results of this pilot study led to a grant application to the Wellcome Trust. Analyses and papers in preparation. However, many publications resulted from our previous collaboration which began when the lead researcher was a postdoctoral fellow with the principal investigator; these include papers entitled 'Genetic and environmental mediation of the prediction from preschool language and non-verbal ability to 7-year reading' and 'Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 4½ year old twins' (listed in publications).
Start Year 2007
 
Description Swedish conscript sample and Swedish Patient Register 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Department Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The idea, analyses and write-up using the Swedish databases to investigate the aetiology of mild versus severe intellectual disability.
Collaborator Contribution Providing the databases.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in abstracts for talks and a paper that is currently in preparation.
Start Year 2013
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation Cardiff University
Department Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation Telethon Kids Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Description WTCCC2 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust (WT084728) selected TEDS for the second wave of WTCCC which will genotype 4000 TEDS children (one member of 4000 twin pairs) on the Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip which assays one million SNPs and one million non-polymorphic DNA sequences useful for genotyping DNA structural variations (copy number variants) such as deletions and duplications.
Collaborator Contribution Access to data
Impact PMID: 20953190, PMID: 19915572
Start Year 2008
 
Title The SNPMaP package for R 
Description The SNPMaP (SNP Microarrays and Pooling) technique uses DNA pooling on microarrays for affordable genome-wide association. The SNPMaP package facilitates the extraction and processing of SNPMaP data in the popular R environment for statistical computing. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2009 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Improved processing and analysis of three recent SNPMaP studies from principal investigator's lab. The SNPMaP package is currently being used by at least six other laboratories who have contacted us since publication in the journal Bioinformatics. 
URL http://cran.r-project.org/
 
Description 2006 Invited talk - Child Psychiatry Clinic, Budapest, Hungary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Member of research team gave an invited talk to paediatricians, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists at the Child Psychiatric Clinic in Budapest, on behavioural genetics and the latest findings from the Twins Early Development Study.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description 2006 Invited talk - Dana Centre, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team gave an invited talk on the subject of IQ at the Science Museum's Dana Centre in London. See http://www.danacentre.org.uk/events/2006/09/12/157 for more information.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description 2006-2014 Newsletter - Twins Early Development Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Newsletter distributed to research participants in the Twins Early Development Study. Newsletters are also available at http://www.teds.ac.uk/news.html

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description 2007 Invited talk - Cambridge University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team appeared as an invited speaker and panellist in The Triple Helix question and answer debate held at Cambridge University. The debate explored the ways in which science - as a subject area, a profession, an activity - interacts with gender differences.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description 2007 Invited talk - Department of Health UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 'What do we know about children with psychopathic traits?'. Invited lecture at the Department of Health meeting on 'Early intervention in personality disorder'. November, 2007. Member of our research team presented for 45 minutes on our basic research findings and then engaged in lengthy discussion with policy makers about the implications of the findings to policy and practice.

The November 2007 conference report - Early Intervention in Personality Disorder: MST and other Treatments for socially excluded High Risk/High Harm Children and Families available at - http://www.personalitydisorder.org.uk/resources/emerging-pd/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description 2007 Invited talk - Gresham College UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk at Gresham College entitled 'Nature and Nurture: Mental Health and Illness'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description 2007 Invited talk - Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Sri Lanka 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Member of research team gave an invited talk on the subject of learning abilities and disabilities. This was presented at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description 2007 Invited talk - School in London UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A member of the research team gave a lecture to students and staff at a London school, entitled: 'Are we more than our genes?'.

The staff member gave this lecture to thank the school for allowing her to observe lessons at the school. This visit provided the staff member with valuable information about the National curriculum, classroom environment and ideas for educational implications of the TEDS research. The talk was well received and the staff member has remained in contact with the school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description 2008 Interview - NRK TV Norway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Norwegian TV station 'NRK'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description 2008 Invited talk - Dana Centre UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'Nature nurture interplay' as invited speaker at the Dana Centre event: 'Babies' best start'. See http://www.danacentre.org.uk/events/2008/03/05/373 for further information

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description 2008 Public lecture - Government Office for Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Principal investigator was commissioned to review genetics and the future diagnosis of learning disabilities and his review was included as a chapter in the Foresight document. TEDS has had a significant impact on the field of education which has previously been slow to accept genetics as documented in publications in education journals. A recent concrete sign of this impact is the central role genetics plays in the Government Office for Science Foresight document on Mental Capital and Well-being, which was launched in October 2008.

Led to a Government Foresight document which is available from http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/bispartners/foresight/docs/mental-capital/sr-d7_mcw_v2.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description 2008 and 2009 Invited talk - SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'Nature and Nurture: What did I inherit from my parents?'. This was presented for a schools' visit to the SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry in 2008 and again by another member of the research team in 2009.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009
 
Description 2009 Guest researcher - St Thomas' Hospital Summer Fete UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Research team member interacted with twins, ran a research demonstration, and answered questions.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Interview - BBC TV UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by the BBC for their 'Twins' programme.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Interview - BBC TV UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by the BBC for a forthcoming programme.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Interview - BBC TV UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Research team member recorded interviews for the BBC series on twin research and on research into mathematical ability and disability (July 2009).

BBC1 broadcast 'The Secret Life of Twins' programmes. (31 September-1 October 2009). See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n6yyz for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n6yyz
 
Description 2009 Interview - La Tercera Chile 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of research team interviewed by 'La Tercera' newspaper, Chile.

NA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Interview - New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from New Scientist magazine.

Magazine article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327174.600-intelligence-nature-outpaces-nurture-as-kids-get-older.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327174.600-intelligence-nature-outpaces-nurture-as-kids-get-...
 
Description 2009 Interview - Science Editor of Weekendavisen, Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by the author of a forthcoming book.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Interview - Windfall Films UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Windfall Films for a forthcoming programme.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 Invited talk - DCSF, Department of Health, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Member of research team presented for 45 minutes on our basic research findings and then engaged in lengthy discussion with healthcare professionals about the implications of the findings to policy and practice. Talk was entitled 'CU traits in children: Recent genetic, neurocognitive, and environmental findings.' This was an invited presentation in an expert conference on 'Children who are at risk for developing antisocial behaviour' Department of Children Schools and Families and Department of Health. December, 2009.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description 2009 and 2010 Guest researcher - Ursuline High School, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Member of research team participated in research and public engagement events at the Ursuline High School, Wimbledon.

NA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010
 
Description 2010 Contribution - Special Educational Needs magazine UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Members of the research team contributed an article to the Special Educational Needs magazine.

Magazine article: The twin issues of autism and intelligence. Special Educational Needs (SEN) Magazine, Issue 47, 48-50.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010 Contribution - The Times UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team provided material for a debate in the section of The Times that is entitled 'Eureka'.

Newspaper article entitled 'Is autism a single condition' was published in the July issue of The Times Eureka magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010 Interview - France 5 France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from France 5.

Interview to be broadcast on France 5 TV at the end of February 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010 Interview - Furnace TV UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator and member of research team were interviewed by film-makers from Furnace TV including filming with TEDS study participants. Interview covered twin studies, the links between results from twin studies and molecular genetic studies, and results for our work on the genetics of cognitive abilities.

Programme in production - 'Me and my genes' - to be broadcast on BBC4 and The Open University. See http://furnacetv.com/in-production/me-and-my-genes for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2010 Interview - Illustreret Videnskab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team gave an interview to a journalist from Science Illustrated.

Magazine article - http://illvid.dk/mennesket/hjernen/hvad-er-intelligens-0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://illvid.dk/mennesket/hjernen/hvad-er-intelligens-0
 
Description 2010 Interview - Inside Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from Inside Science.

Magazine article: http://www.insidescience.org/content/your-face-looks-familiar/1168
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.insidescience.org/content/your-face-looks-familiar/1168
 
Description 2010 Interview - NPR USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from National Public Radio.

Interview to be broadcast on 22nd November 2010 at 7.40am EST (3.40pm UK) on NPR. See http://www.npr.org/2010/11/18/131424595/siblings-share-genes-but-rarely-personalities for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.npr.org/2010/11/18/131424595/siblings-share-genes-but-rarely-personalities
 
Description 2010 Interview - New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a junior editor at New Scientist magazine.

Magazine article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627541.700-picking-our-brains-why-are-some-people-smarter.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627541.700-picking-our-brains-why-are-some-people-smarter.ht...
 
Description 2010 Interview - The Observer UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Robin McKie, Science and Technology Editor of The Observer.

Newspaper article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/15/girls-boys-think-same-way
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/15/girls-boys-think-same-way
 
Description 2010 Public lecture - Birkbeck Science Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team gave a public lecture on the subject of autism at Birkbeck Science Week.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description 2011 Interview - Associated Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Alicia Chang and Malcolm Ritter, journalists at the Associated Press.

Reported widely, e.g.: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/9/specific-iq-genes-still-elusive-latest-hunt-finds/?page=all
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/9/specific-iq-genes-still-elusive-latest-hunt-finds/?pa...
 
Description 2011 Interview - ITV Four of a Kind television programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team was invited to assess four siblings - identical quadruplets. Interview was structured to demonstrate and explain the results from the assessment, and to talk about explanations for these siblings' developmental differences

Programme was broadcast at prime time and so had a significant public impact in explaining nature/nurture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2011 Interview - Los Angeles Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Alan Zarembo, journalist at the Los Angeles Times.

Newspaper article: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/05/health/la-he-autism-20110705
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/05/health/la-he-autism-20110705
 
Description 2011 Interview - Radio 4 Woman's Hour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an interview to Radio 4's Woman's Hour programme.

Radio programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011vg8z/Womans_Hour_15_06_2011/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011vg8z/Womans_Hour_15_06_2011/
 
Description 2011 Interview - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team interviewed by Deborah Rudacille, News Editor.

Online article: https://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2011/twin-study-suggests-autism-traits-inherited-independently
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL https://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2011/twin-study-suggests-autism-traits-inherited-independent...
 
Description 2011 Interview - The Globe and Mail, Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Nathan VanderKlippe, journalist at The Globe and Mail newspaper (Canada).

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/infant/infant-trends/what-can-twins-teach-us-about-genetics/article2105342/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/infant/infant-trends/what-can-twins-teach-us-about-gen...
 
Description 2011 Interview - The Independent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Clint Witchalls, freelance journalist.

Newspaper article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/should-we-sound-the-bell-on-singlesex-schools-2367032.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/should-we-sound-the-bell-on-singlesex-schools-23...
 
Description 2011 Interview - The Independent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Kate Hilpern, freelance journalist.

Newspaper article: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/who-made-me-what-i-am-2345823.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2011 Interview - Weekendavisen (Denmark) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Lone Frank, Science Correspondent at Weekendavisen (Denmark).

Newspaper article (in Danish) appeared in Weekendavisen.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description 2013 Interview - BBC Radio 3 Night Waves 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed for BBC Radio 3 Night Waves programme. Broadcast was entitled 'Genetics and Education'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nkgv2
 
Description 2013 Interview - BBC Radio 4 Start the Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 Start the Week programme. The broadcast was entitled 'The Building Blocks of Life and Intelligence'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03kpnjn
 
Description 2013 Interview - Education Media Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed by the Education Media Centre for a live briefing on the subject of genes and education.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://educationmediacentre.org/briefings/genetics-education-experts-audio-reactions/
 
Description 2013 Interview - Radio New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed on the subject of 'The impact of genetics on education and achievement' by a journalist from Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/20131114
 
Description 2013 Interview - Science Uncovered 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Mun-Keat Looi, journalist at Science Uncovered, for an article entitled 'Inside the mind of a genius'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://issuu.com/jojoii/docs/science_uncovered_-____3_february_2
 
Description 2013 Interview - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Shiv Malik, journalist at The Guardian, for an article entitled 'Academic experts criticise Boris Johnson IQ claims'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/nov/28/academic-criticise-boris-johnson-iq-claims
 
Description 2013 Interview - The Times 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Matt Ridley, journalist at The Times, for an article entitled 'Britain's IQ test is to raise the lower levels'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article3943358.ece
 
Description 2013 Interviews re Shakeshaft et al PLoS ONE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator and members of the research were interviewed by journalists from numerous media outlets.

Numerous articles in the print and broadcast media, including:
TV: Sky News and BBC World News
Radio: Radio 4 Today programme and Radio 5 Live
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25337953
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24745-nature-more-than-nurture-determines-exam-success.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3946805.ece
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/richard-garner-the-genetics-route-could-spell-a-new-direction-for-education-8998652.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/11/genetics-variation-exam-results1
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2522299/Genetics-school-biggest-factor-exam-success-DNA-twice-significant-environmental-factors.html
http://www.standard.co.uk/panewsfeeds/success-more-nature-than-nurture-8999044.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 2013 Invited talk - Progress Educational Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'MZ, DZ and DNA' at the Progress Educational Trust's conference 'Double Take: Twins in Genetics and Fertility Treatment' on 04/12/13.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.progress.org.uk/conference2013
 
Description 2014 Documentary - University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed about their research on genes and happiness, and a brief documentary of the research was made.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/features/what-makes-us-happy/claire-haworth/
 
Description 2014 Expert panel - Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator appeared as part of an expert panel discussing the subject 'What is school for?' at the Cheltenham Science Festival on 06/06/14.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2014/what-is-school-for/
 
Description 2014 Expert panel - Hay Festival (HowTheLightGetsIn) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team participated in an expert panel session which generated much further discussion from the audience about the science.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://iai.tv/video/the-science-of-sex
 
Description 2014 Focus group - TEDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Principal investigator and members of the research team ran a focus group at the SGDP Centre at which TEDS participants discussed their participation in the study.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Interview - BBC Radio 4 Intelligence: Born Smart, Born Equal, Born Different 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed for a three-part BBC Radio 4 programme entitled 'Intelligence: Born Smart, Born Equal, Born Different'.
Three episodes are available at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b041xbxc (Born Smart)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042jhl3 (Born Equal)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042zsxv (Born Different)

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Interview - Die Zeit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator was interviewed by two journalists from Die Zeit (German newspaper) for an article on the subject of genetics and education.

Forthcoming article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Interview - NTN24 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from NTN24 news channel for an article entitled 'Establecen que la habilidad matemática y la del lenguaje están determinadas por los mismos genes'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.canalntn24.com/noticia/establecen-que-la-habilidad-matematica-y-la-del-lenguaje-estan-det...
 
Description 2014 Interview - Radio 5 Live Naked Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed for BBC Radio 5 Live programme 'The Naked Scientists' on the subject of maths and reading.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1000851/
 
Description 2014 Interview - Simons Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed by Nicholette Zeliadt for SFARI (Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative).

SFARI article:

http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/roots-of-language-troubles-autism-traits-may-diverge?utm_source=Autism+research+news+from+SFARI.org&utm_campaign=91a2e30756-SFARI_Newsletter_20140916&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0a60ccb345-91a2e30756-385161514
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2014/roots-of-language-troubles-autism-traits-may-diverge?utm...
 
Description 2014 Interview - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Peter Wilby, journalist at The Guardian, for an article entitled 'Psychologist on a mission to give every child a Learning Chip'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/feb/18/psychologist-robert-plomin-says-genes-crucial-educa...
 
Description 2014 Interviews re Arden et al Psychological Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Members of the research team were interviewed by journalists from numerous media outlets.

Numerous articles appeared online and in print - for example:

The Times: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article4180349.ece
Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/toddlers-who-can-draw-as-are-more-likely-to-grow-up-to-be-clever-9676971.html
Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11041402/Childrens-drawings-could-be-a-clue-to-their-intelligence-study-finds.html
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728381/How-child-s-drawings-four-clue-cleverness-Young-depict-human-form-artworks-likely-brighter-teenage-years.html
The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/drawings-at-age-4-linked-to-intelligence/story-fn3dxix6-1227029015847?nk=6336cb770997e9f439c16b43fb959393
MSN NZ: http://health.msn.co.nz/healthnews/8892864/drawings-at-age-4-linked-to-intelligence
BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28852471
TIME magazine online: http://time.com/3140944/what-kids-drawings-say-about-their-intelligence/
Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2014/08/19/drawings-may-indicate-later-intelligence-according-to-new-study/
O Globo (Brazil): http://oglobo.globo.com/sociedade/saude/criancas-que-conseguem-desenhar-aos-4-anos-sao-mais-inteligentes-na-adolescencia-13656465
Xinhua (China): http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-08/20/c_133569047.htm
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/08/19/kids-drawings-children-intelligence_n_5690247.html
NPR: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/08/20/341604160/what-kids-drawings-say-about-their-future-thinking-skills?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=storiesfromnpr
BBC Brazil: http://www.bbc.co.uk/portuguese/noticias/2014/08/140818_desenho_crianca_mdb.shtml

Member of research team appeared on Sky News and BBC Radio 5 Live (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0252r6h) to discuss the paper's findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28852471
 
Description 2014 Interviews re Davis et al Nature Communications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed by a number of journalists in relation to a paper which appeared in Nature Communications (doi: 10.1038/ncomms5204).
Resultant articles included the following:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28211676
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article4142574.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10953914/Children-do-not-have-innate-ability-in-English-or-maths.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-math-reading-genes-20140711-story.html



NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Invited talk - IOPPN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Something old, something new: disentangling genetic and environmental influences on anxiety and depression' at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience on 08/10/14. The talk covered her exploration of the interplay between both genetic and environmental influences on anxiety and depression.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/engagement/inaugural/talks.aspx
 
Description 2014 Invited talk - Morpeth School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk at Morpeth School, London, on the subject of the genetic influences on educational achievement.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cambridgeheath.towerhamlets.sch.uk/232/news/article/16/morpeth-school-welcomes-professor-...
 
Description 2014 Invited talk - Psychology Society at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk to the Psychology Society at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge on 17/01/14. Talk was entitled 'Herodotus, Twins, and Dogs'. Audience consisted of students studying psychology at AS level and A level.

The College Principal wrote after to say that the talk had generated a lot of interest in scientific research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Invited talk - SGDP Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk at the MRC SGDP Centre, IOPPN, on 08/10/14. Talk was entitled 'TEDS at 20: 1994-2014'.

Synopsis: The Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) began 20 years ago, at the same time as the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre. The histories of TEDS and the SGDP Centre are intertwined and TEDS illustrates the remarkable advances in SGDP research at the interface between nature and nurture during the past 20 years.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 2014 Press Release re Ritchie et al Child Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team issued a press release in relation to a paper in Child Development entitled 'Does learning to read improve intelligence? A longitudinal multivariate analysis in identical twins from age 7 to 16' (doi: 10.1111/cdev.12272).

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2014/reading-240714
 
Description 2015 Coverage of Shakeshaft et al paper in PNAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News coverage of Genetic specificity of face recognition paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28258-our-knack-for-remembering-faces-is-a-highly-evolved-ski...
 
Description 2015 Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre weekly seminars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 Twins Early Development Study Infographic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Infographic sent to study participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 Twins Early Development Study newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The annual TEDS newsletter which goes out to all participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 Undergraduate seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Undergraduate seminar to 150 psychology students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 presentation at Estonian Genome Centre, Tartu, Estonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation title: Quantitative Genetic research into cognitive development and educational achievement using the Twin Early Development Study (TEDS) sample.
PhD student Kaili Rimfeld gave a talk that introduced the Twins Early Development Study and discussed the main findings in recent years focusing on the cognitive and educational achievement outcomes using behavioral genetic methods.
The second part of the talk focused on the top 10 replicated findings from behavioral genetics (Plomin, R., DeFries, J. C., Knopik, V. S., & Neiderhiser, J. M. (2016). Top 10 Replicated Findings From Behavioral Genetics. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(1), 3-23.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 talk at the ISIR conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Nicholas Shakeshaft, a TEDS PhD student gave the talk "The genetic specificity of face perception" at the International Society for Intelligence Research conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2016 Coverage of Rimfeld et al paper in Scientific Reports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release and news coverage of Rimfeld et al study on A levels, published in Scientific Reports:
Daily Mail - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3644754/A-level-choice-DNA-Decision-pursue-qualifications-influenced-genes.html
Estonian National TV: http://novaator.err.ee/v/haridus/c50efbbe-0e32-41e3-98a7-8de5f7fd831b/uldhariduses-voiks-opiraskuste-ennetamiseks-kasutada-lapse-vaimset-voimekust-mootvat-geenitesti
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/16/a-level-subject-choice-is-strongly-influenced-by-genes-scientists-say
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3644754/A-level-choice-DNA-Decision-pursue-qualificat...
 
Description 2016 Interview with Robert Plomin for the tes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interview with Dr Kat Arney for the tes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/unleashing-power-potential
 
Description 2016 talk with postgraduate students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Presentation to postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Psychology Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in Psychology Today on Self Confidence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201702/is-self-confidence-inherited-renewed-debat...
 
Description Article in the Financial Times: The genetic advantage of the (other) 1 percenters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview for the Financial Times on the 'Genetic Advantage of the 1 percenters'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ft.com/content/b445e250-79d5-11e6-97ae-647294649b28
 
Description Born Clever of Made 0 interview for the Naked Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview for the Naked Scientists on 'Born clever or made?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/born-clever-or-made
 
Description Contribution - The Spectator 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team wrote a blog for The Spectator's 'Coffee House' section entitled 'Genes do influence children, and acknowledging that can make schools better' and which appeared online on 17/10/13.

Blog post - http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/2013/10/genes-do-influence-children-and-acknowledging-that-can-make-schools-better/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Genetics and Education podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Genetics and education podcast for the BBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079m0sb
 
Description Interview - BBC Radio 4 (Moral Maze) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team appeared as a panel guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'The Moral Maze' on 30/10/13. Programme was entitled 'Genetics and education'.

Radio broadcast - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03fdjsp
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - BBC Radio 4 UK (Am I Normal?) 2008 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 programme 'Am I Normal?' for a programme entitled 'Dyslexia'.

Radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11/03/08. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0093v4d for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Interview - BBC Radio 4 UK (Am I Normal?) 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 programme 'Am I Normal?' for a programme entitled 'Gifted and Talented'.

Radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17/03/09. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00j4f1y for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Interview - BBC Radio 4 UK (Inside Science) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 programme 'Inside Science' for a section covering genetics and education.

Radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 17/10/13. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036f7w2/broadcasts/2013/10 for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - BBC Radio 4 UK (The World Tonight) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 programme 'The World Tonight' for a section entitled 'Is exam success down to nature not nurture?'.

Radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25/07/13. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0377078 for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - BBC World Service (The Forum) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team appeared on the BBC World Service Radio programme 'The Forum' on 09/11/13. The programme was entitled 'Advantage'.

Radio broadcast - http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - BBC World Service Radio 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed for the BBC World Service radio programme "The Why Factor'.

Radio broadcast - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01358tn (see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21180321).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - Jerusalem Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Principal Investigator was interviewed by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Health and Science Editor at the Jerusalem Post.

Newspaper article: http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=280069
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview - Nature 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Ed Yong, a science writer at Nature.

Magazine article - http://www.nature.com/news/chinese-project-probes-the-genetics-of-genius-1.12985
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - Nature 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Erika Check Hayden, Senior Reporter at Nature.

Magazine article - http://www.nature.com/news/ethics-taboo-genetics-1.13858
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Principal Investigator was interviewed by Andy Coghlan, Senior Reporter at New Scientist magazine.

Magazine article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21705-best-evidence-yet-that-a-single-gene-can-affect-iq.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview - Radio 5 Live (Stephen Nolan show) 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team appeared on the BBC Radio 5 Live radio programme 'The Stephen Nolan Show' on 12/10/13.

Radio broadcast - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03cnhzh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - Science 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Greg Miller, a journalist at Science.

Magazine article -http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6103/35.full
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview - Talent magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Principal Investigator was interviewed by Anne Van Kessel for Talent magazine (Netherlands).

Magazine article (in Dutch): http://annevankessel.nl/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PDF-Reportage-IQ-project-in-Talent.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview - The Spectator UK 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Mary Wakefield, Deputy Editor of The Spectator.

Magazine article - http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/8970941/sorry-but-intelligence-really-is-in-the-genes/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - The Sunday Times UK 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by a journalist from The Sunday Times.

Article 'Check - science closes in on intelligence gene test' published in The Sunday Times, 19th September 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Interview - The Sunday Times UK 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator and another member of the research team were interviewed by Sian Griffiths, Education Editor at the Sunday Times.

Newspaper article -http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Education/article1332727.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - The Times UK 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by the Science Editor of 'The Times' newspaper.

Newspaper article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article6004963.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Interview - The Times UK 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator interviewed by Mark Henderson, Science Editor of The Times.

Newspaper article: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/genetics/article3119622.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Interview - The Times UK 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Leo Lewis, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Times.

Newspaper article -http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3763947.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - The Yorkshire Post 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was interviewed by Chris Bond, journalist at The Yorkshire Post.


Newspaper article -http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/features/academics-make-start-on-addressing-taboo-over-impact-of-genes-at-school-1-6237236
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - Wall Street Journal 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed by Gautam Naik, a journalist at the Wall Street Journal.

Newspaper article - http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887324162304578303992108696034
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview - sfari.org 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Prinicpal Investigator was interviewed by Virginia Hughes, Science Journalist at sfari.org.

Online article - http://sfari.org/news-and-opinion/news/2013/twin-study-finds-epigenetic-imprint-of-autism-traits
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview and Appearance - DNA Dreams film 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Principal investigator was interviewed for a film 'DNA Dreams' produced by VPro (Netherlands) and directed by Bregtje van der Haak.

Film was broadcast at numerous international film festivals - see https://www.facebook.com/DNADreams
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Interview for the tes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interviewed for the tes about genetics and education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-tes-film-dont-be-afraid-genetics-leadin...
 
Description Interviews - various media sources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of research team was interviewed by numerous journalists in response to an article published in Molecular Psychiatry on which he was first author.

Numerous newspaper articles (and other media reporting). E.g.:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/genetics/article3443897.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9326819/Nature-vs-nurture-outcome-depends-on-where-you-live.html
http://m.npr.org/news/Science/154945173
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interviews - various media sources 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of research team was interviewed by numerous journalists in response to an article published in Public Library of Science on which she was first author.

Numerous newspaper articles (and other media reporting). E.g.:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/feb/03/cribsheet-square-kids-round-holes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-12339798
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/genetics/article2897943.ece
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Interviews re Rimfeld et al Scientific Reports 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews, press releases and commentary on paper: 'Pleiotropy across academic subjects at the end of compulsory education'
Coverage:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3172385/GCSE-results-GENES-DNA-plays-bigger-exam-success-school-home-life-combined.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11758761/Failed-your-GCSEs-You-should-blame-your-genes.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/23/genes-influence-academic-ability-across-all-subjects-latest-study-shows
https://theconversation.com/the-same-genes-influence-exam-results-across-a-range-of-school-subjects-45059
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/how-well-you-your-gcses-6126756
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3172385/GCSE-results-GENES-DNA-plays-bigger-exam-succ...
 
Description Invited talk - CAiTE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Mapping the UK's genetic and environmental hotspots' to the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (CAiTE), University of Bristol, UK.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Bangor University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave a talk at the Department of Psychology, Bangor University in November, 2012. The talk focused on research concerned with the etiology of typical and atypical language development.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - British Psychological Society Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'How do identical twins and their parents explain discordant GCSE results?' at the British Psychological Society Conference in Harrogate on 10/04/13.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'What can identical twins tell us about environmental influences on achievement?' at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Conference in York on 09/11/13.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - Centre for the Developing Brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prinicipal Investigator gave a talk at the Centre for the Developing Brain, King's College London, on 15/11/12 entitled 'Genetic influence in cognitive development: DNA estimates'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Department of Health 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'What genetic influence on wellbeing really means (and what it doesn't)' to the Health Improvement Analysis Team, at the Department of Health. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

Research included in narrative and fact sheets prepared by the Department of Health for policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - ESPRG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'MZ differences in classroom experience' to the Environmental Systems and Processes Research Group (ESPRG) at the University of Sussex.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - European Science Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'Welcome to King's College London and introduction to the theme: Two perspectives on collaboration between the life sciences and social sciences'. Talk was given on 12/03/12 at the Europena Science Foundation workshop entitled 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly': Understanding collaboration between the social sciences and the life sciences'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Goldsmiths 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Psychological wellbeing: an interdisciplinary approach' at the Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, London. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'DNA and the Mind' on 15/07/12 as part of a three-day international workshop on temperament held at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Institute of Child Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Dynamic developmental genetics: mapping the UK's genetic and environmental hotspots' to the Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street, University College London, UK.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Institute of Psychology, Moscow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave an invited talk at the Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia on 07/11/11.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Karolinska Institute, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Social, genetic and developmental approaches to psychological wellbeing' at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Karolinska Institute, Sweden. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'What can data visualisation do for genetic and environmental epidemiology?' at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - London School of Economics 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'What genetic influence on wellbeing really means (and what it doesn't)' as part of the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance Wellbeing Seminar Series. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave an invited talk entitled 'General Cognitive Ability ('g') and Genius: Pleiotropy and Polygenicity' at the Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, on 18/09/12.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Randall Division, King's College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Why context matters for human genetics' to the Randall Division, King's College London.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator gave an invited talk as part of an academy colloquium entitled 'Complex traits genetics: the future of twin research'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - SGDP Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Dynamic genetics and the SGDP spACE program' at the SGDP Centre, King's College London. See Research Materials section for further information.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave a talk at the SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, on 09/05/12 entitled 'Results of twin studies confirmed by DNA analysis'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave a talk at the SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, on 04/10/12 entitled 'DNA estimates of genetic influence confirm twin-study findings for cognitive development but not for behaviour problems'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Sheffield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Your genome in social context' to the Department of Psychology, Sheffield University.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Sheffield University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Positive Genetics: an interdisciplinary approach' at the Department of Psychology, Sheffield University. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - UCL Genetics Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Visual analysis for human genetics: showing that your genome cares about where you grow up' at UCL Genetics Institute, London, UK.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - University of Sussex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave a talk at the Department of Neuroscience, University of Sussex, on 25/10/12 entitled 'Genetic influence in psychology: DNA estimates'.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - University of Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Positive and dynamic genetics: an interdisciplinary approach' at the University of Warwick. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Genes for Language? Nature and Nurture in Children's Language Development' at the University of York in June 2012.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - University of York Department of Education 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Influencing the Influencers: What predicts success in GCSE Maths?' at the University of York Department of Education on 05/06/13.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited talk - University of the Arts, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk on the subject of 'Evolution and Novelty' based on research on early human figure drawings.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Wellcome Trust Genome Campus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'Why context matters for human genetics' to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory at Hinxton, UK.

The talk was broadcast to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's other centres in Germany, France and Italy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Wellcome Trust Public Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk at the Wellcome Trust Packed Lunch on Antisocial Behaviour in March 2012. This talk was part of the Wellcome Trust Public Science talk programme (see http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/events/packed-lunch-podcast/antisocial-behaviour.aspx).

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Yale (Clinical Seminar) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave a talk as part of the Clinical Seminar Series at the Department of Psychology, Yale University in April, 2012. The talk focused on research concerned with the etiology of typical and atypical language development.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Yale (EGLab) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave a talk at EGLab (Behavioural & Molecular Genetics), Child Study Centre, Yale University in April, 2012. The talk focused on research concerned with the etiology of typical and atypical language development.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Yale University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave a talk as part of the Postgraduate seminar course in Developmental Psychopathology at the Department of Psychology, Yale University. The lecture focused on behavioural genetic methodology, and what it can tell us about language disorders in children.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited talk - Yale University (Haskins Lab) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave a talk at Haskins Laboratories, Yale University in April, 2012. The talk focused on research concerned with the etiology of typical and atypical language development.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Keynote speech - VU University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A member of the research team gave a keynote speech entitled 'Looking on the bright side: social, genetic and developmental approaches to psychological wellbeing' at VU University, Amsterdam. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media coverage for Ayorech et al 2016 in PLoS one 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media attention for a paper on the heritability of media use:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08b7vyd#play
https://www.ft.com/content/419733b2-e181-11e6-9645-c9357a75844a
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4149404/Are-addicted-Facebook-genes.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/2686719/your-facebook-addiction-is-written-in-your-dna-your-genes-influence-how-long-you-spend-online/
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/one-in-three-children-checks-their-phone-every-few-minutes-rftz60knv
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/24/c_136007532.htm (Xinhua - China)
http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/health/2017/jan/24/facebook-addiction-actually-lies-in-your-genes-1563002.html
http://www.lasicilia.it/news/salute/57577/ricerca-passione-per-social-chat-blog-e-siti-online-e-scritta-nei-geni.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08b7vyd#play
 
Description Multiple invited talks - UCSB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Principal Investigator gave a number of invited talks at the University of Santa Barbara in February 2012 as part of a month-long residency. Talks were entitled 'Behavioral genetics and the mind' (06/02/12); 'DNA and the mind' (13/02/12); 'Beyond Nature vs. Nurture: The Implications of Behavioral Genetics Research for Education' (16/02/12); 'Genetics, learning abilities and disabilities, and education' (22/02/12); and 'Genetics and experience' (27/02/12).

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ongoing social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Ongoing social media for the Twins Early Development Study:
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TedsProject/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TedsProject?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://twitter.com/TedsProject?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
 
Description Ongoing social media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ongoing social media. Regularly updated Facebook and Twitter accounts:
https://www.facebook.com/TedsProject
https://twitter.com/tedsproject
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL https://twitter.com/tedsproject
 
Description Poster presentation - Wellcome Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team presented a poster entitled 'Visual analysis of genetic and environmental influences on emerging psychiatric disorders' at a Wellcome Trust Researchers meeting held at the Wellcome Trust, London, UK.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press conference - British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Member of the research team was involved at a British Science Festival press conference event that generated substantial newspaper and on-line publicity.

Several articles appeared in national newspapers and high-impact websites, such as: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/10415967
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/children_shealth/9510937/One-in-100-children-are-psychopaths-experts-believe.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/30/psychopath-children-university-college-london-callous-unemotional_n_1842943.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press release and media attention around Selzam et al 2016 paper in Molecular Psychiatry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media attention for the paper by Selzam et al 2016 in Molecular Psychiatry:
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/a-simple-dna-test-could-predict-how-well-your-child-will-do-at-school_uk_578f584de4b046a0b6143f5d
Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2016/07/19/new-dna-test-can-tell-if-your-child-is-clever-or-doomed-to-fail-6016216/
Financial Times: https://next.ft.com/content/e4f90a28-4cf1-11e6-88c5-db83e98a590a
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3697029/Can-DNA-reveal-exams-Scientists-pinpoint-genes-used-predict-academic-achievement.html
Daily Mirror: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/want-know-how-your-child-8446391
press Association: http://home.bt.com/news/science-news/academically-bright-your-genetics-may-have-something-to-do-with-it-scientists-say-11364074365113
Times Education Supplement: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/intelligence-its-your-dna-study-says
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://next.ft.com/content/e4f90a28-4cf1-11e6-88c5-db83e98a590a
 
Description Published letter - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Principal Investigator and other members of the research team submitted a letter to the Guardian newspaper entitled 'Behavioural genetics and the phonics test'.

Published letter: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/oct/01/behavioural-genetics-and-phonics-test?newsfeed=true
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description SGDP Centre Open Day 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Principal investigator and members of the research team participated in the MRC Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre Open Day on 26/06/13. This involved engaging members of the local community, local schoolchildren, and those with a specific interest in the work of the Centre. Activities were designed to explain the use of the twin study model within the Twins Early Development Study and to provide young schoolchildren with a basic understanding of twins as a concept.

Forged links with local school and enhanced understanding of the research being carried out within the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://vimeo.com/75420384
 
Description SGDP Poster Session presentation 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Member of the research team presented a poster entitled 'Face perception and the cognitive hierarchy' on 25/09/13 at the MRC SGDP Centre. The session was attended by approximately 40 postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and lecturers. The poster presentation covered a pilot twin study which was conducted to investigate the relationship between face recognition ability and other cognitive abilities.

A number of researchers and students expressed interest in the study and proposed future collaborations. Plans for a new study are in process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Serious Science talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk for 'Serious science' looking at how genes and environment affect our development and intelligence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://serious-science.org/behavioral-genetics-7975
 
Description Speaking at Pint of Science festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Plomin gave a 30 min talk to the general public (including students) for Pint of Science Festival 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Symposium presentation - International Positive Psychology Association Conference 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Member of the research team gave an invited talk entitled 'What do genetic influences on wellbeing really mean for the success of intervention programs?' as part of an invited symposium on 'Cutting-edge Experimental Research on Positive Activities' at the International Positive Psychology Association Conference in Los Angeles. The talk covered their research on genetic and environmental influences on wellbeing.

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TEDS Talks on TEDS papers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A series of talks for TEDS Youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sdRNpqcB6Y&t=45s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vq9WEIx0PI&t=25s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l1U0ftM1rI&t=17s
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vq9WEIx0PI&t=25s
 
Description TEDS talks series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Series of video interviews with TEDS researchers about their work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usP3KFsDloA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fteDvLsfEL0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPVeU8zqev8
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usP3KFsDloA
 
Description Talk about twin studies by PhD student 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk on Twin studies by one of Professor Plomin's PhD students Emily Smith-Woolley
http://www.localbuzzmagazine.com/2016/08/25/identically-different-what-twin-research-reveals-about-who-we-are/
http://kennetradio.com/site/things-to-do/newbury-talks-identically-different/
http://newburyobserver.co.uk/talk-on-twins-coming-to-the-corn-exchange
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.localbuzzmagazine.com/2016/08/25/identically-different-what-twin-research-reveals-about-w...
 
Description Talk at Better Data event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at the 'Better Data' conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://better-data.co.uk/video-gallery/
 
Description Video Interview for EDGE on 'Why we are different' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A video interview with EDGE magazine about 'Why we are different'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.edge.org/conversation/robert_plomin-why-were-different
 
Description Workshop - 'Parenting: a Public Health Issue 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Member of the research team facilitated a workshop on the subject of measuring parenting and behavioural genetics for parenting at the 'Parenting: a Public Health Issue' conference' on 02/07/12.

Workshop was attended by 50 delegates. (See http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/downloads/bhcc/children/Chinese_Whispers_Workshop_Notes.pdf).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description World Association for Personality Psychology Keynote talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Plomin gave a keynote talk at the World Association for Personality Psychology on Genetics of Intelligence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.perpsy.org/meetings/conferences/conference2016/