Duncan is a Programme Leader Track Scientist at the CBU. He runs a research programme on the development of attention and memory in childhood, and is interested both in the cognitive processes involved in this development and the underlying brain systems.
Clare is a research assistant responsible for running the infant testing at the CALM centre. She splits her time between testing babies and running the MEG testing facilities, also at the CBU.
Professor Susan Gathercole
Susan is the Director of the CBU and directs a programme on working memory and its disorders during childhood. Sue’s main interests are in the causes of memory problems, the consequences for everyday functioning including language development and academic learning, and developing effective ways of treating and overcoming these problems. Sue has developed methods for assessing memory skills in children including the Working Memory Test Battery for Children.
Dr Joni Holmes
Joni is an expert in common memory problems during childhood and in the use of intensive training methods to improve children’s memory and learning abilities. She works closely with schools, and with Francesca Cormack is developing new online methods for both assessing children’s abilities and training memory.
Dr Tom Manly
Tom is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who directs a programme on attention and its disorders. Tom has a particular interest in the development of attentional skills during childhood, and is the author of the Test for Everyday Attention in Children.
Dr Denes Szucs
Denes is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is Deputy Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. Denes investigates children’s mathematical abilities and other cognitive skills, and has a strong interest in the brain systems involved.
Dr Sam Wass
Sam is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow who researches the development of attention during infancy. His research involves developing new computerised techniques paradigms to train concentration skills during infancy – in infants from ‘vulnerable’ or ‘high-risk’ backgrounds, as well as in typically developing infants.
Miss Francesca Woolgar
Francesca is a Research Assistant who manages the day-to-day running of the CALM centre. Francesca is the main point of contact for any questions or referrals. Francesca will also be conducting the two hour CALM assessments.