UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Research Department of Developmental Science

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No vacancies at present


Mission Statement

The Developmental Science Department is a unique interdisciplinary group, made up of developmental scientists and clinicians in: developmental experimental psychology, neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, developmental disorders and speech and language pathology, which aims to advance fundamental understanding of human development and translate these advances into clinical and educational domains. Its research includes vision and visual cognition, cognitive understanding and learning, speech processing and language, ranging from early infancy through childhood, bridging normal development with developmental disorders of vision, cognition and language There are special laboratories for infant testing, including EEG and behavioural methods. It benefits from close contact with work in neighbouring research departments on cognitive neuroscience, language, cognition, child neurology and behaviour. Clinical applications include studies of the development of very premature infants, children with autism spectrum disorder, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, dyslexia, specific language impairments, attentional disorders, hearing impairments, and therapeutic interventions with these groups. Work is supported by grants from MRC (including Visual Development Unit), ESRC, Nuffield Foundation. Members have many international links with developmental scientists in Europe, USA, China and Japan.

Members of the DSD have collaborative links with researchers in other UCL departments and faculties, and with the University College Hospital,
Institute of Child Health and Institute of Ophthalmology.

Current Research Projects

Main Contacts

See our staff & student list for a complete list of people in the department.


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