CoGDeV lab

Members of the CoGDeV lab share their research findings, research experiences, news and events summaries.

Online Down Syndrome Research Forum 2021

This year the Down Syndrome Research Forum was held online for the first time – breaking geographical barriers and widening scope for participation. Over the two-days, attendees joined from 32 different countries. Research was presented from England, Ireland, Canada, USA, Russia, Japan, Qatar, Norway and Germany, representing the work of 105 researchers. Although we were […]


Centre for Educational Neuroscience Online Seminar: “Why do children with DCD trip and fall more than others? Looking around for answers”

The Centre for Educational Neuroscience host a weekly online seminar http://www.educationalneuroscience.org.uk/events/seminars/.  On 3rd December 2020, Prof Mark Hollands (Liverpool John Moore’s University) spoke about understanding developmental coordination disorder. The virtual seminar was attended by our lab members, and the blog below by Afreen Shakur outlines some highlights of the talk. The speaker began by outlining […]


The Value of Null Results

Until very recently I had never heard of Open Research and what it meant.  I came across an article in The Conversation that had a headline that caught my attention ‘Medical research is broken: here’s how to fix it’. On reading the article I learned about the reproducibility crisis. I was astounded to read that […]


Undergraduate’s perspective on Open Research

The concept ofopen research has been rapidly gaining momentum over the last five to ten years. Awareness is higher in some disciplines than others, with a particularly strong emphasis on open research coming from Psychology. With the aim of being transparent through all stages of research, it has motivated researchers to build on existing literature […]


“From neuroscientific theories to effective practice in the classroom- lessons from the UnLocke primary maths and science intervention trial”- Annual Learnus Lecture 2020

Megan Davies from the CoGDeV lab attended this year’s Annual Learnus Lecture which took place virtually on the 25th November. Professor Denis Mareschal, from Birkbeck College, presented the lecture outlining a recent intervention study, UnLocke (http://www.unlocke.org/) that aimed to improve maths and science reasoning in primary school children. Prof. Farran from our lab is also […]


BPS Developmental psychology webinar: Margaret Donaldson and Neil O’Connor Award Winner Talks.

Several of our lab members attended the annual BPS Developmental Psychology Section Margaret Donaldson and Neil O’Connor Award Winner Talks (virtually) on the 10th September 2020. The award winners were given the opportunity to deliver a presentation on their recent research each followed by a short discussion. Megan Davies and Afreen Shakur have written about […]


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