Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX 

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, and a member of the Centre for Educational Neuroscience (CEN) and of the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD). I was previously doing postdoctoral research at the Institute of Cognitive NeuroscienceUniversity College London, UK. The main topic of my research is the development and adult function of social and executive functions associated with the rostral prefrontal cortex. To investigate this, I combine different methods: behavioural assessments, genetics, and structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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  • BPS Spearman Medal I am delighted to be this year's winner of the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal, which is given to psychologists who have "published outstanding work within 8 years ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 9:00 AM by Iroise Dumontheil
  • PhD studentship in Educational Neuroscience with Dr. Emily Farran Dr. Emily Farran (IOE) and I have obtained funding for a PhD studentship investigating the role of local and global processing in the learning of maths and science at primary ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 3:48 AM by Iroise Dumontheil
  • Learning Counterintuitive Concepts project funded Our Education Endowment Fund - Wellcome Trust project has been funded, it's now official. Denis Mareschal is the PI, co-investigators are Emily Farran, Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Sveta Mayer, Michael ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2014, 6:44 AM by Iroise Dumontheil
  • Science Week talk at Birkbeck I gave a talk during Science week at Birkbeck on my ongoing research on mindulness training in adolescents. You can watch the video here and read Lucia's blog summary ...
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 7:42 AM by Iroise Dumontheil
  • Review paper to be published in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Long time coming, my review Development of abstract thinking during childhood and adolescence: The role of rostrolateral prefrontal cortex has now been accepted for publication in DCN, the article is ...
    Posted Aug 20, 2014, 1:56 AM by Iroise Dumontheil
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