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

Lead Research Organisation: King's College London
Department Name: Social Genetic and Dev Psychiatry Centre

Abstract

Learning difficulties and their associated 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 children?s lives. Understanding the genetic and environmental origins of these problems is critical to predicting and preventing them. Since 1995, MRC programme grant G500079 has provided continuous support for the UK Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) on the genetics of learning difficulties and associated behaviour problems in childhood, the world?s largest study of twins assessed from infancy to adolescence. TEDS findings have led to new ways of thinking about the genetic and environmental origins of learning difficulties and behaviour problems in childhood, most notably a ?generalist genes? theory of learning difficulties. 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. During 2010-15, we will capitalise on this 15-year programme of research by assessing 5000 pairs of at age 16, a crucial developmental turning point socially and biologically coming as it does at the end of compulsory education and near the end of puberty. Using Web-based tests that have been developed as part of TEDS, we will test the twins for aspects of learning that have proven most important and interesting in our research: reading, language and speech, mathematics, science, and general cognitive ability. We will also assess school performance (GCSE), behaviour problems, and home and school environments. This research is not merely about the nature-nurture issue of how much genetics affects learning difficulties and their associated problems. The classic twin design comparing identical and non-identical twins allows us to ask key questions about development (e.g., do genetic effects change from age to age?), about links between disorders (e.g., do different genes affect different disorders such as reading and mathematics?), and about the interplay between genes and environment (e.g., do genes affect our experiences?). Great value has been added to TEDS by obtaining two million DNA markers on 4000 of the TEDS children, which will make it possible for the first time to conduct systematic searches across the genome for genes responsible for these genetic effects. Finding these genes will make it possible to identify children at risk long before they fail in school and to foster environmental interventions that prevent the onset of these disorders.

Technical Summary

Learning difficulties are among the most common problems in childhood and can have a major impact on outcomes later in life. Our programme of research brings together quantitative genetic and molecular genetic strategies to understand the genetic and environmental origins of learning difficulties and associated behaviour problems. The research will capitalise on the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS), the premier study of UK twins assessed since infancy as part of our continuous MRC programme grant funding (G500079) since 1995. During 2010-15, we will assess 5000 TEDS twin pairs after age 16, a crucial developmental turning point at the end of school and puberty as children begin to make their own way in their worlds. Testing such a large sample has been made possible by the use of an innovative battery of Web-based tests developed in TEDS. In collaboration with 12 former TEDS students, we will focus on testing genetic hypotheses at age 16 that have emerged from our TEDS research in childhood in reading, language and speech, mathematics, science, general cognitive ability, as well as school performance (GCSE), co-morbid behaviour problems, and home and school environments. We will continue to apply state-of-the-art model-fitting analyses to test hypotheses 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 (GE) interplay (e.g., GE correlation and GE interaction). These quantitative genetic analyses have charted the course for our molecular genetic research which will benefit from 2 million DNA markers (SNPs and CNVs) that we have recently obtained for each of 4000 TEDS children (Affymetrix 6.0 GeneChip microarrays). These genomic data will greatly increase our ability to conduct genome-wide association (GWA) studies of the major domains of TEDS. The overall hypothesis is that our multiple-stage QTL (quantitative trait locus) GWA design guided by our quantitative genetic analyses will be able to detect and replicate SNP/CNV associations. Although each SNP/CNV association is likely to have only a small effect, multiple SNP/CNV associations can be aggregated for each phenotype in what we call a ?QTL set?. These QTL sets will be uniquely useful as indices of genetic risk in behavioural genomic research on the developmental, multivariate and GE interplay origins of learning difficulties and associated behaviour problems.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Series of Presentations - Department for Education
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Witness - Education Committee (Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children)
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
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 (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 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 EU FP7
Amount £316,600 (GBP)
Funding ID 602768 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2019
 
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 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 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 CATSLife)
Amount $1,436,439 (USD)
Funding ID AG046938 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2020
 
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 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 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 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 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
 
Title Web-based assessment of spatial visualisation abilities 
Description A series of tests of mental rotation and other spatial visualisation abilities, suitable for easy, remote administration via web browsers 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact (1) Paper published: "Rotation is visualisation, 3D is 2D: using a novel measure to investigate the genetics of spatial ability", doi:10.1038/srep30545. (2) As well as permitting large-scale data collection in our own sample, the measure is available to other researchers, facilitating easy administration of a standardised test of this spatial skill. For example, this test is being used for cross-cultural comparisons with Russian and Chinese samples. 
 
Title Web-based battery of diverse spatial abilities 
Description Diverse tests across the breadth of the domain of spatial ability, all suitable for easy, remote administration via web browsers. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact (1) Paper published: "Phenotypic and genetic evidence for a unifactorial structure of spatial abilities", doi:10.1073/pnas.1607883114. (2) As well as permitting large-scale data collection in our own sample, the measure is available to other researchers, facilitating easy administration of a standardised test of this spatial skill. For example, these tests are being used for cross-cultural comparisons with Russian and Chinese samples. 
 
Title Web-based battery of navigational abilities. 
Description A 'gamified' test of diverse navigational skills in a 3D virtual environment, in a format suitable for easy, remote administration via web browsers. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact (1) A paper is in preparation. (2) As well as permitting large-scale data collection in our own sample, the measure is available to other researchers, facilitating easy administration of a standardised test of this spatial skill. For example, this battery is being used for cross-cultural comparisons with Russian and Chinese samples. 
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 - 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 - Daily Mail 
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 Members of the research team were interviewed by Jenny Hope, journalist at the Daily Mail, for an article entitled 'Find it hard to place a face? It's all in the genes: Inability to recognise people is inherited, study says'.


NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2622909/Find-hard-place-face-Its-genes-Inability-recognise...
 
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 Interviews re Krapohl et al PNAS 
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 Members of the research team were interviewed by journalists from numerous media outlets.

Numerous articles appeared online and in print - for example:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/genes-partly-decide-how-well-you-do-at-school-study-finds-9780610.html
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/nature-beats-nurture-more-60-4391333
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2782433/Bad-exam-results-Blame-PARENTS-Child-s-educational-success-based-genes-environment.html
http://www.newstatesman.com/education/2014/10/how-genes-can-influence-children-s-exam-results
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/10/genes-dont-just-influence-your-iq-they-determine-how-well-you-do-school
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-educational-attainment-genetic-20141006-story.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/10/12/how-genes-influence-childrens-success-in-school
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 40-minute audio interview with the UK Guardian newspaper 
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 July 2015: 40-minute audio interview with Robert for the UK Guardian newspaper: http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2015/jul/17/genetic-screen-science-podcast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2015/jul/17/genetic-screen-science-podcast
 
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 Half-hour film about Robert Plomin's Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In May 2015 a half-hour film about Robert Plomin's Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) was produced to mark 20 years of the study: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LaGbuQnBnQ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LaGbuQnBnQ
 
Description 2015 Half-hour interview BBC Radio 4's distinguished program, The Life Scientific 
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 October 2015: Half-hour interview with Robert Plomin on BBC Radio 4's distinguished program, The Life Scientific: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06j1qts)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06j1qts
 
Description 2015 Headline speaker for the Times Festival of Education: 'Is Intelligence Heritable?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Headline speaker for the Times Festival of Education: 'Is Intelligence Heritable' 17 June 2015 (Welliington College)
And 'Genetics and Education' 18 June 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 ISIR - Invited talk (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Plomin gave a talk to a predominantly academic audience. The title of his talk was 'A genome-wide analysis of putative functional and exonic variation associated with extremely high intelligence'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 ISIR - distinquished contributor interview (Albuquerque, New Mexico) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact November 2015: Hour-long filmed interview with Robert Plomin as part of his lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Intelligence Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDWj_idj8w
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiDWj_idj8w
 
Description 2015 Interview - Guardian Science Weekly podcast 
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 Professor Robert Plomin talks about the role of genetics on children's academic success on the Science Weekly podcast for the Guardian. Prof Plomin joins Ian Sample in the studio, along with the Guardian's science correspondent Hannah Devlin.

No current impacts noted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2015/jul/17/genetic-screen-science-podcast
 
Description 2015 Interview with Robert Plomin in Die Zeit 
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 June 2015: Interview with Robert Plomin in Die Zeit: http://www.zeit.de/2015/23/intelligenz-vererbung-iq-robert-plomin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.zeit.de/2015/23/intelligenz-vererbung-iq-robert-plomin
 
Description 2015 Interviews RE von Stumm paper in PLOSone 
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 Press coverage of paper 'Breastfeeding and IQ Growth from Toddlerhood through Adolescence'.
Coverage in:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3246372/Breast-NOT-best-comes-IQ-Children-breastfed-no-intelligent-bottle-fed.html
http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/607477/breast-fed-babies-no-more-clever-than-bottle-fed-research-intelligence
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/breastfed-babies-not-more-intelligent-say-experts-1-3896403&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTgwODAxMzA2OTc3Nzg2NjQwODYyHjdmMWNmYTUzMTM2YzBjZWU6Y28udWs6ZW46R0I6TA&usg=AFQjCNHDlVu_rpc6NmuGWJ26dGnjs1RKAQ
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11886646/Breastfeeding-does-not-improve-IQ-study-finds.html
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/8203-Breast-feeding-benefit-bottle-feeding-comes/story-27852880-detail/story.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/24/breastfeeding-iq-study-intelligence-bottle-feeding_n_8187692.html
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/87967/20150924/breast-feeding-no-different-from-bottle-feeding-for-improving-baby-iq.htm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 2015 Numerous presentations at ICPS (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 12-14th March 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Presentation title: Why is educational achievement so highly heritable? (part of the symposium: Genetically informative investigations into child development).
PhD student Kaili Rimfeld presented recent findings from educational achievement using both, the classical twin study that compares identical and non-identical twins and a new method based on a DNA alone (GCTA).
Presentation title: How general is general cognition? Evidence from specific domains
PhD student Nicholas Shakeshaft presented findings focused on general cognitive ability. Specific cognitive abilities, from mathematical ability to literacy, have typically been found to be highly heritable, and substantially correlated with general cognitive ability ('g').
Presentation title: Genetic link between family socioeconomic status and children's educational achievement estimated from genome-wide SNPs
PhD student Eva Krapohl presented findings on the best predictors of children's educational achievement.
Presentation title: The role of polygenic scores in the prediction of the developmental course of behavioural problems from early childhood to adolescence
PhD student Eva Krapohl explained how latent growth curves were used to model the overall behaviour problems score.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
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 Interview with Naked Scientists re Shakeshaft et al paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with memver of the Twins Early Development Study team regarding paper: Genetic specificity of face recognition:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p032vbxw
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_podcast/jplayer/player.php?podcast=1001174?em=1004185
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 online video and audio interviews featuring Robert Plomin 
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 November 2015: Interview with Robert Plomin in Times Education Supplement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VCISnwE-k
 
Description 2015 presentation at BGA, San Diego, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Behavioral Genetics Association (BGA) meeting. 17-20 of June. San Diego, USA
Presenter - PhD student Kaili Rimfeld
Presentation title: Genetic and environmental underpinnings of spatial abilities and their role in predicting academic achievement and success in STEM
Presenter - PhD student Eva Krapohl
Presentation title: Phenome-wide analysis of genome-wide polygenic scores
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 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 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 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 (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 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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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 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