About us

The Centre for Developmental Science combines expertise in developmentally sensitive research designs with the best available methods for studying brain, cognition, and behaviour, from infancy to elderly adulthood.

We want to understand diversity in development: its origins, consequences, meanings for individuals, and where appropriate, the potential for change.

We consider 'neurodevelopmental conditions' such as autism, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and dyspraxia as lifespan conditions that are as relevant in adolescence and adulthood as they are in childhood.

We work with stakeholders in education, neurodiversity, and mental health to orient our research questions and to translate discoveries in developmental science into advice, policy, and practice that is relevant and implementable.