Award Winning Research

Posted on: 25 June 2015

We are delighted announce that our research on mathematical learning difficulties in preterm children has been recognised by the British Psychological Society Developmental Section.

This study involved experts in child development from across the U.K. : Dr Samantha Johnson (University of Leicester) Dr Camilla Gilmore and Sarah Clayton (Loughborough University), Dr Lucy Cragg (University of Nottingham), Dr Victoria Simms (Ulster University) and Professor Neil Marlow (University College London).

The Neil O'Connor Award will be presented to Dr Victoria Simms (a researcher on the project) at the annual conference in September 2015. This award recognises excellence in research that attempts to understand the nature and causes of developmental disorders.

Dr Samantha Johnson (the lead researcher) said: “We are delighted that our research has been recognised for its contribution to science and to furthering understanding of the causes of children’s learning difficulties. As a team, it is our goal to improve the lives of children with learning difficulties, and the PRISM Study was a big step forward in helping us to do this."

This project was funded by Action Medical Research.

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