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Professor Yulia Kovas

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PositionProfessor of Genetics and Psychology
Department Psychology
Email y.kovas (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5025
Professor Yulia Kovas

Yulia Kovas is Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, and a visiting Professor at University of Sussex (UK), New York University in London, Tomsk State University (Russia) and Higher School of Economics (Russia). She also lectures at UCL and King’s College, London and supervises many BSc, MSc, PhD, and Post-graduate students’ research in the UK and abroad. In addition to being the Director of InLab, she co-directs the International Centre for Research in Human Development (ICRHD) at Tomsk State University and the Russian-British Laboratory for Behavioural Genetics at the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow. She leads the genetically informative research into mathematical development in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) at King’s College, London; and directs the Russian School Twin Registry (RSTR). The goal of her research programme is to provide insights into the development of individual differences in cognitive abilities, emotional and motivational processes and academic achievement. Understanding the origins of variation in these traits will ultimately lead to more personalised educational approaches and to better education for all learners.

Yulia Kovas received her Ph.D. in 2007 from the SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry. Her thesis on Generalist Genes and Mathematics explored the origins of the individual differences in school mathematics. She received a degree in Literature and Linguistics as well as teaching qualifications from the University of St Petersburg, Russia in 1996 and taught children of all ages for 6 years. She received a B.Sc in Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2003 and an MSc in Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry from the SGDP Centre, King’s College. This eclectic – interdisciplinary and international - educational background has ultimately led to the formation of InLab at Goldsmiths, University of London. The laboratory conducts international, interdisciplinary research into individual differences in cognition, motivation, achievement and other educationally relevant traits – with the aim of providing new knowledge that can be used to improve education. A major focus of the research is on numerical ability, mathematics, spatial ability, as well as creativity - STEAM fields. InLab is one of the founding members of INRiCHD – an International Network for Research in Child Health and Development.

In addition to this research programme, Professor Kovas is also involved in promotion of genetic knowledge and in work that considers implications of genetic research. She is a member of the Council for Ethical, Societal and Legal Implications of Genetic Research in Child Development and Education; and Chair of the Psychology Department Ethics Committee at Goldsmiths. In 2015, InLab and the ICRHD became the founding members of TAGC – The Accessible Genetics Consortium.

Academic qualifications

  • BA and MA in Literature and Linguistics from The State Pedagogical University of St Petersburg, Russia
  • BSc Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • MSc in Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, University of London
  • PhD (Behavioural Genetics) SGDP, IOP, King's College, London

Teaching

Current Teaching:

2014 - date: Professor of Genetics and Psychology, Goldsmiths. Contributing (co-ordinating, teaching, examining) to the following courses: PGC Management of Learning and Teaching; MSc Research Methods in Psychology; MSc Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience; Behavioural Genetics (3rd year); Psychology and Education (3rd year); Personality and Individual Differences (2nd year); Psychology of the Person (1st year); supervising 2nd and 3rd year projects.

2012-2016: MSc Science of Psychology, Genetics, & Education. Goldsmiths. Director/Lecturer/Examiner.

2014- date: AIR Interdisciplinary Short Courses. Goldsmiths. Course Director.

2012-date: MSc Genes, Environment &Development. SGDP, King’s College, University of London. Visiting lecturer.

2012- date: Visiting professor at Tomsk State University

2012- date: Behavioural Genetics course. MSc Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology. Tomsk State University. Visiting Professor/Examiner.

2015- date: Behavioural Genetics and Neurogenetics course. MSc Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition. Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Visiting Professor/Examiner.

2008-date: Introduction to Psychology at New York University in London. Visiting Professor/Examiner.

Past Teaching

2012-2016: MSc Science of Psychology, Genetics, & Education. Goldsmiths. Director/Lecturer/Examiner.

2012-2014: Visiting lecturer on the MSc Neuroscience, King’s college.

2007-2011: Lecturer/Reader at Goldsmiths: diverse teaching responsibilities, including coordinating and teaching the 3rd year course in Behavioural Genetics; lectures in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (3rd year); Research Methods Labs (2nd year); lectures and project supervision on MSc in Research Methods in Psychology; 2nd and 3rd year project supervision; project supervision on MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience; PhD supervision.

2006-2011: Final Year Option course ‘Behavioural Genetics and Psychology and Psychiatry’. Birkbeck College, University of London. Organiser/Lecturer/Examiner

2005-2010: Lectures on Genetic Research in Psychology and Psychiatry to undergraduate students as part of their Individual Differences course at Birkbeck College, University of London.

2007: Tutorials as part of the Behavioural Genetics course at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.

2007: SPSS Data Entry and Analyses course to researchers at the Institute for Research & Development, Sri Lanka.

2004 –2005: Supervised undergraduate projects (SGDP placement students).

1990-2004: Extensive teaching experience (languages, linguistics, literature, and culture)

Grants & Awards

2005 - Fellowship to attend the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

2005 - Fellowship to attend the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

2007 - International Society of Twin Studies Galton Award for Best Student Paper at the 11th International Congress of Twin Studies.

2008 – 2012 - Co-investigator on a NIH grant: ‘Mathematical Cognition and Specific Learning Disabilities ($2,200,565 for 4 years).

2008 - Travel Award from The USA National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse. $ 1500.

2008 - The Royal Society UK-Japan Frontiers of Science Fellowship for the attendance of the Frontiers of Science Symposium, Tokyo, Japan.

2008 - Fellowship from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Strategic Programme Fund of the British Consulate-General in Osaka to visit research Institutes/Laboratories in Japan, to present work and to form collaborations.

2008 - British Psychological Society Award For Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology.

2009 - British Science Association Fellowship to attend Science Communication Conference, 22-23 June, 2009, London.

2009 - Goldsmiths Early Careers Research Award: Assessing individual differences in specific numerical ability in 16-year olds: Validation study. £3,473.74

2009 - Grant from the University of London Scholarship Fund to cover participants’ costs on a Numerical Ability pilot study. £2000.

2009 - Royal Society Fellowship for the attendance of the UK-China-Netherlands Frontiers of Science Symposium and follow up laboratory visits, Beijing, China.

2009 – 2015 - Co-investigator on the MRC programme grant: £1,750,976 2010-2015: ‘Origins of learning difficulties and behaviour problems: from behavioural genetics to behavioural genomics’.

2010 – 2011 - Co-PI on a collaborative grant awarded by Beijing Normal University for the establishment of a long-term collaborative research: Cross-Cultural Study of Children’s Numerical Processing in China and UK. £5,000 awarded for the initial UK assessment.

2010 - 2011 - PI on the British Academy Grant: Cross-Cultural Study of Children’s Numerical Ability: UK-Russia. £7,027.

2010 - 2011 - PI (Invited Specialist) on the Russian Federal Programme Grant (for Russian Scientists living abroad). Socio-Cultural and Psychological Determinants of Intellectual Competency and Academic and Professional Success in STEM. 18 months programme grant. £70,000.

2011 - PI on the Royal Society International Project Grant. Everyone counts? Cognitive Underpinnings of Individual Differences in Maths. Cross-Cultural Investigation: China, Russia, UK, Kyrgysia. £11,770

2011 – 2012 - Co-Investigator on the Russian Federal Grant 1.5 ‘Child Emotional Wellbeing: nature and longitudinal dynamic across the school years’: 16 months (01.08.2011-30.11.2012). 2,600,000 roubles (≈£60,000)

2011 - Winner of the Goldsmiths Peake Award for learning and teaching

2011 – 2013 - PI (Invited Leading Scientist) on a Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Large Grant (№ 11.G34.31.0043): ‘Genetically-sensitive cross-cultural investigations into individual differences in STEM.’ ~£3mln. (150 mln rubles).

2012 - Honorary Award of the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education (100th Anniversary of the Institute).

2012 - British Academy Wiley Prize in Psychology.

2012 – 2013 - Co-Investigator on the Grant from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (1.1 Programme: Agreement №8013). Individual Differences in Cognitive Abilities: cross-cultural behavioural genetic analysis. ~£80,000 (4mln rubles).

2012 – 2013 - Co-Investigator on the Grant from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (1.5 Programme: Agreement №8180). Number sense and Mathematical Creativity: the role of educational and linguistic systems. ~£54,000 (2, 695, 000 rubles).

2013 - Recipient of the APS Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions

2013 - Grant from the Russian Fund for Fundamental Investigation to supervise a UK student’s internship at the Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education: The role of genetic and environmental factors in the individual differences in academic motivation in adolescents: cross-cultural investigation. ̴ £4,500

2014 – 2015 - PI (Invited Leading Scientist) on the Renewal of the Large Grant (No 11.G34.31.0043) from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation ‘Genetically sensitive investigations into individual differences in STEM). ̴ £600,000 (30mln roubles).

2014 – 2016 - PI on the grant: Genetically Informative Longitudinal Investigation of Early Mental Development of Children. Russian Scientific Fund. Competition: Scientific Investigations by International Scientific Groups, Tomsk State University. ≈ £500,000 (30mln roubles).

2015 - PI on the grant: Molecular genetic foundations of individual differences in intelligence. The Tomsk State University Academic D.I Mendeleev Fund ≈ £120,500 (9,600,000 roubles).

2016 – 2017 - Co-I on the KCL Public Engagement Small Grant: Support for organizing public engagement events (conferences, workshops). £750.

2016 – 2017 - PI on the Erasmus+ KA1 Learning Mobility Grant for 18 staff and students between Goldsmiths and Tomsk State University. 71,778 Euro

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Research Interests

Major research projects

Current

- Interdisciplinary, international research focusing on the individual differences in educationally relevant traits.

- Founding member of TAGC (The Accessible Genetics Consortium), inaugurated in November, 2015.

- Leading the Mathematics Research in the Twins Early Development Study. Quantitative and Molecular Genetic Investigations of the origins of individual differences in mathematical ability and disability.

- Leading Russian School Twin Registry. PROGRESS Project: Progress in Education through Gene-Environment Interaction Studies.

- Leading the UK-China-Russia cross-cultural study into the individual differences of ‘number sense’ and its relation to mathematical ability and disability.

- Leading research into aetiology of individual differences in learning abilities and disabilities and of covariation and comorbidity among learning abilities and disabilities. Generalist and specialist genes and environment.

- Leading Longitudinal Investigation of Child Development: Prospective Genetically Informative Pregnancy Cohort investigation of families conceiving children naturally or through IVF.

- Founding member of INRiCHD: International Network for Research in Child Health and Development

Past

- Investigator on a research project into Aetiology of Common Psychopathology and Addiction and of comorbidiy between disorders. Sri Lankan Twin Registry.

- Leading the Neuroimaging Study of Mathematical Ability and Disability in 10-year-old children. SGDP and CNS, IOP.

Development of test batteries:

- Web-based Maths and Cognitive Test Battery
- Web-based Adolescent Language Test Battery
- Web-based battery of Numerical cognition and number sense
- Adaptation of the Web-based battery of Numerical cognition and number sense for administration in Russia

Scientific reviews, appointments, and membership in scientific societies:

Member of the Steering Group on a review on couple relationships and child outcomes (Early Intervention Foundation) for the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), UK (2015-2016).
Elected Member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for Intelligence Research (2012-date)
Chair of the Goldsmiths Psychology Ethics Committee (2012-date)
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub at the Ohio State University (NICHD grant R24HD075460) (2012-date)
Associate Editor for Intelligence, responsible for all genetically relevant submissions (2015-date)
Member of the Working group New Priority Directions in Basic and Applied Bioinformatics Research, TSU.
Member of the Editorial Board for Intelligence (2013-2015)
Senior Editor (Member of the Editorial Board) of the Theoretical and Experimental Psychology Journal (Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya) (2011-date).
Member of the NYU London Advisory Committee (2015-date)
Elected member of the Governing Council of the National Research Tomsk State University (2013-date)
Elected member of the Council on International Competitiveness Programme of Development of the National Research Tomsk State University (2013-date)
Member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2010 – 2019)
Reviewer for the Open Research Area in Europe for Social Sciences (2012- date)
MPhil/PhD Admissions Tutor, Goldsmiths (2010-2012)
Member of the Organising Committee of the BPS Developmental Psychology Section Conference, 12-15 September, 2010, Goldsmiths.
Member of the Lifetime Achievement Award Committee of the ISIR (2013-date)
Member of the Program Committee of the ISIR (2012-date)
Chair of the Student Award Committee of the ISIR (2013-date)
Member of the Advisory Expert Group ‘Psychology, Brain, Mind’ of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2013- date)
Member of the Science Fund Council of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia (2013-date)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Siberian Psychological Journal (2014-date)
Member of the Advisory Board and Research Collaborator at the Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice, University of Sussex (2014-date)
Member of the International Network for Early Childhood Knowledge Mobilization (INECK) (2014- date)
Chair of the International Ethics Committee for Interdisciplinary Investigations, Tomsk State University (2014 – 2015).
Member of the International Ethics Committee for Interdisciplinary Investigations, Tomsk State University (2015 – date).
Psychology Expert of the Advisory Group ‘Priority Directions in Psychology and Neurophysiology’ to the Committee of the Technological Development of the Council of the President of the Russian Federation on Modernisation of Economy and Innovative Development (2014 – date).
Member of the Advisory Panel on the Research Project: Pupil Mental Health: exploring the impact of teacher stress and the quality of pupil-teacher relations.

Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Member of the Behavioral Genetics Association (BGA)
Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Member of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR)
Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Reviewer for Wellcome Trust
Reviewer for Leverhulme Trust
Reviewer for Elsevier
Reviewer for Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics
Reviewer for Behavioral and Brain Functions Research
Reviewer for Behavior Genetics
Reviewer for British Journal of Educational Psychology
Reviewer for British Journal of Psychology
Reviewer for Cortex
Reviewer for Developmental Neuropsychology
Reviewer for Developmental Science
Reviewer for Educational Research and Reviews
Reviewer for the European Journal of Developmental Science
Reviewer for Human Brain Mapping
Reviewer for Intelligence
Reviewer for Journal of Child Language
Reviewer for Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Reviewer for Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Reviewer for Journal of Learning Disabilities
Reviewer for Learning and Individual Differences
Reviewer for Mind, Brain, & Education
Reviewer for Neuropsychologia
Reviewer for Neuropsychology
Reviewer for Psychological Medicine
Reviewer for Scientific Studies of Reading
Reviewer for Philosophical Psychology
Reviewer for Psychological Medicine
Reviewer for Psychological Science

 

 

Publications

Book Section

Genetics of learning abilities and disabilities: implications for cognitive neuroscience and translational research
Kovas, Yulia and Plomin, Robert. 2008. Genetics of learning abilities and disabilities: implications for cognitive neuroscience and translational research. In: Jonathan Reed and Jody Warner-Rogers, eds. Child neuropsychology: concepts, theory, and practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 46-57. ISBN 9781405152662

Article

Cross-cultural investigation into cognitive underpinnings of individual differences in early arithmetic
Rodic, Maja; Zhou, Xinlin; Tikhomirova, Tatiana; Wei, Wei; Malykh, Sergei; Ismatulina4, Victoria; Sabirova, Elena; Davidova, Yulia; Grazia Tosto, Maria; Lemelin, Jean-Pascal and Kovas, Yulia. 2014. Cross-cultural investigation into cognitive underpinnings of individual differences in early arithmetic. Developmental Science, pp. 1-10. ISSN 1363-755X

Why do spatial abilities predict mathematical performance?
Tosto, M.G.; Hanscombe, K.B.; Haworth, C.M.A.; Davis, O.S.P.; Petrill, S.A.; Dale, P.S.; Malykh, S.; Plomin, R. and Kovas, Yulia. 2014. Why do spatial abilities predict mathematical performance? Developmental Science, 17(3), pp. 462-470. ISSN 1363-755X

Why do we differ in number sense? Evidence from a genetically sensitive investigation
Tosto, M.G.; Petrill, S.A.; Halberda, J.; Trzaskowski, M.; Tikhomirova, T.N.; Bogdanova, O.Y.; Ly, R.; Wilmer, J.B.; Naiman, D.Q.; Germine, L.; Plomin, R. and Kovas, Yulia. 2014. Why do we differ in number sense? Evidence from a genetically sensitive investigation. Intelligence, 43, pp. 35-46. ISSN 0160-2896

Evidence for shared genetic risk between ADHD symptoms and reduced mathematics ability: A twin study
Greven, C.U.; Kovas, Yulia; Willcutt, E.G.; Petrill, S.A. and Plomin, Robert. 2014. Evidence for shared genetic risk between ADHD symptoms and reduced mathematics ability: A twin study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 55(1), pp. 39-48. ISSN 00219630

Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All
Kovas, Yulia and Butterworth, Brian. 2013. Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All. Science, 340(6130), pp. 300-305. ISSN 0036-8075

Gene-Environment Interaction in the Etiology of Mathematical Ability Using SNP Sets
Docherty, Sophia J.; Kovas, Yulia and Plomin, Robert. 2011. Gene-Environment Interaction in the Etiology of Mathematical Ability Using SNP Sets. Behavior Genetics, 41(1), pp. 141-154. ISSN 0001-8244

The heritability of general cognitive ability increases linearly from childhood to young adulthood
Haworth, C. M. A.; Wright, M. J.; Luciano, M.; Martin, N. G.; de Geus, E. J. C.; van Beijsterveldt, C. E. M.; Bartels, M.; Posthuma, D.; Boomsma, D. I.; Davis, O. S. P.; Kovas, Yulia; Corley, R. P.; DeFries, J. C.; Hewitt, J. K.; Olson, R. K.; Rhea, S-A.; Wadsworth, S. J.; Iacono, W. G.; McGue, M.; Thompson, L. A.; Hart, S.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Lubinski, D. and Plomin, Robert. 2010. The heritability of general cognitive ability increases linearly from childhood to young adulthood. Molecular Psychiatry, 15(11), pp. 1112-1120. ISSN 1359-4184

Generalist genes analysis of DNA markers associated with mathematical ability and disability reveals shared influence across ages and abilities
Docherty, Sophia J.; Kovas, Yulia; Petrill, Stephen A. and Plomin, Robert. 2010. Generalist genes analysis of DNA markers associated with mathematical ability and disability reveals shared influence across ages and abilities. BMC Genetics, 11(1), p. 61. ISSN 1471-2156

Environmental exposures and their genetic or environmental contribution to depression and fatigue: a twin study in Sri Lanka
Ball, Harriet A.; Siribaddana, Sisira H.; Sumathipala, Athula; Kovas, Yulia; Glozier, Nick; McGuffin, Peter and Hotopf, Matthew. 2010. Environmental exposures and their genetic or environmental contribution to depression and fatigue: a twin study in Sri Lanka. BMC Psychiatry, 10(1), p. 13. ISSN 1471-244X

Epidemiology and symptomatology of depression in Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional population-based survey in Colombo District
Ball, Harriet A.; Siribaddana, Sisira H.; Kovas, Yulia; Glozier, Nick; McGuffin, Peter; Sumathipala, Athula and Hotopf, Matthew. 2010. Epidemiology and symptomatology of depression in Sri Lanka: A cross-sectional population-based survey in Colombo District. Journal of Affective Disorders, 123(1-3), pp. 188-196. ISSN 01650327

A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability
Docherty, Sophia J.; Davis, O. S. P.; Kovas, Yulia; Meaburn, Emma; Dale, Philip S.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Schalkwyk, Leonard and Plomin, Robert. 2010. A genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with mathematics ability and disability. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 9(2), p. 234. ISSN 1601-1848

Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka
Ball, Harriet A.; Sumathipala, Athula; Siribaddana, Sisira H.; Kovas, Yulia; Glozier, Nick; McGuffin, Peter and Hotopf, Matthew. 2009. Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(6), pp. 504-509. ISSN 0007-1250

Generalist genes and mathematics: The latest quantitative and molecular genetic results from the TEDS study
Kovas, Yulia; Doherty, Sophia; Davis, Oliver; Meaburn, Emma; Dale, Philip S.; Petrill Stephen, Stephen; Schalkwyk, Leonard and Plomin, Robert. 2009. Generalist genes and mathematics: The latest quantitative and molecular genetic results from the TEDS study. Behavior Genetics, 39(6), pp. 663-664. ISSN 0001-8244

Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children
Kovas, Yulia; Giampietro, Vincent; Viding, Essi; Ng, Virginia; Brammer, Michael; Barker, Gareth J.; Happe, Francesca and Plomin, Robert. 2009. Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children. PLoS ONE, 4(2), e4587. ISSN 1932-6203

Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka
Ball, Harriet A.; Sumathipala, Athula; Siribaddana, Sisira H.; Kovas, Yulia; Glozier, Nick; McGuffin, Peter and Hotopf, Matthew. 2009. Genetic and environmental contributions to depression in Sri Lanka. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(6), pp. 504-509. ISSN 0007-1250

Generalist genes and learning disabilities: a multivariate genetic analysis of low performance in reading, mathematics, language and general cognitive ability in a sample of 8000 12-year-old twins
Haworth, C.; Kovas, Yulia; Harlaar, Nicole; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Petrill, S.; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2009. Generalist genes and learning disabilities: a multivariate genetic analysis of low performance in reading, mathematics, language and general cognitive ability in a sample of 8000 12-year-old twins. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(10), pp. 1318-1325. ISSN 0021-9630

More Than Just IQ: School Achievement Is Predicted by Self-Perceived Abilities-But for Genetic Rather Than Environmental Reasons
Greven, C.; Harlaar, N.; Kovas, Yulia; Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas and Plomin, R.. 2009. More Than Just IQ: School Achievement Is Predicted by Self-Perceived Abilities-But for Genetic Rather Than Environmental Reasons. Psychological Science, 20(6), pp. 753-762. ISSN 09567976

The Genetic and Environmental Etiology of High Math Performance in 10-Year-Old Twins
Petrill, S.; Kovas, Yulia; Hart, S.; Thompson, L. and Plomin, R.. 2009. The Genetic and Environmental Etiology of High Math Performance in 10-Year-Old Twins. Behavior Genetics, 39(4), pp. 371-379. ISSN 0001-8244

Quantitative ultrasound of bone and calcium intake in suburban males in Sri Lanka
Siribaddana, S. H.; Kovas, Yulia and Fernando, D. J. S.. 2008. Quantitative ultrasound of bone and calcium intake in suburban males in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 11(4), pp. 407-413. ISSN 17561841

Science in elementary school: Generalist genes and school environments
Haworth, Claire M. A.; Kovas, Yulia; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2008. Science in elementary school: Generalist genes and school environments. Intelligence, 36(6), pp. 694-701. ISSN 01602896

Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (CoTASS): A description of a population based twin study of mental disorders in Sri Lanka
Siribaddana, Sisira H.; Ball, Harriet A.; Hewage, Suwin N.; Glozier, Nick; Kovas, Yulia; Dayaratne, Dark; Sumathipala, Athula; McGuffin, Peter and Hotopf, Matthew. 2008. Colombo Twin and Singleton Study (CoTASS): A description of a population based twin study of mental disorders in Sri Lanka. BMC Psychiatry, 8(1), p. 49. ISSN 1471-244X

Generalist genes and the Internet generation: etiology of learning abilities by web testing at age 10
Davis, O. S. P.; Kovas, Yulia; Harlaar, Nicole; Busfield, P.; McMillan, A.; Frances, J.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2008. Generalist genes and the Internet generation: etiology of learning abilities by web testing at age 10. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 7(4), pp. 455-462. ISSN 16011848

The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years.
Kovas, Yulia; Dale, Philip S.; Haworth, Claire M. A. and Plomin, Robert. 2007. The genetic and environmental origins of learning abilities and disabilities in the early school years. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 72(3), pp. 1-144. ISSN 15405834

Learning abilities and disabilities: generalist genes, specialist environments
Kovas, Yulia and Plomin, Robert. 2007. Learning abilities and disabilities: generalist genes, specialist environments. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16(5), pp. 284-288. ISSN 0963-7214

Generalist genes: genetic links between brain, mind, and education
Plomin, Robert; Kovas, Yulia and Haworth, Claire M. A.. 2007. Generalist genes: genetic links between brain, mind, and education. Mind, Brain, and Education, 1(1), pp. 11-19. ISSN 17512271

The origins of diverse domains of mathematics: Generalist genes but specialist environments
Kovas, Yulia; Petrill, Stephen A. and Plomin, Robert. 2007. The origins of diverse domains of mathematics: Generalist genes but specialist environments. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99(1), pp. 128-139. ISSN 0022-0663

The origins of diverse domains of mathematics: Generalist genes but specialist environments.
Kovas, Yulia. 2007. The origins of diverse domains of mathematics: Generalist genes but specialist environments. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(5), pp. 198-203.

Developmental Origins of Low Mathematics Performance and Normal Variation in Twins from 7 to 9 Years
Haworth, C.; Kovas, Yulia; Petrill, S. and Plomin, R.. 2007. Developmental Origins of Low Mathematics Performance and Normal Variation in Twins from 7 to 9 Years. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 10(1), pp. 106-117. ISSN 1832-4274

Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on mathematics and reading disability in 10-year-old twins
Kovas, Yulia; Haworth, Claire M. A.; Harlaar, Nicole; Petrill, Stephen A.; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2007. Overlap and specificity of genetic and environmental influences on mathematics and reading disability in 10-year-old twins. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48(9), pp. 914-922. ISSN 0021-9630

Internet cognitive testing of large samples needed in genetic research
Haworth, C.; Harlaar, Nicole; Kovas, Yulia; Davis, O. S. P.; Oliver, Bonamy; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Frances, J.; Busfield, P.; Mcmillan, A.; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2007. Internet cognitive testing of large samples needed in genetic research. TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS, 10(4), pp. 554-563. ISSN 1832-4274

Mathematical Ability of 10-Year-Old Boys and Girls: Genetic and Environmental Etiology of Typical and Low Performance
Kovas, Yulia; Haworth, C.; Petrill, S. and Plomin, R.. 2007. Mathematical Ability of 10-Year-Old Boys and Girls: Genetic and Environmental Etiology of Typical and Low Performance. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40(6), pp. 554-567. ISSN 0022-2194

How general are genes for general cognitive ability? SNP- SET analyses
Kovas, Yulia; Butcher, L. M.; Harlaar, Nicole and Plomin, Robert. 2006. How general are genes for general cognitive ability? SNP- SET analyses. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 141B(7), p. 703. ISSN 1552-4841

Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 41/2-year-old twins
Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Kovas, Yulia; Haarlar, Nicole; Plomin, Robert; Bishop, Dorothy V. and Dale, Philip S.. 2006. Common aetiology for diverse language skills in 41/2-year-old twins. Journal of Child Language, 33(02), pp. 339-368. ISSN 0305-0009

Generalist Genes: Implications for Cognitive Sciences. Opinion.
Kovas, Yulia and Plomin, R.. 2006. Generalist Genes: Implications for Cognitive Sciences. Opinion. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10(5), pp. 198-203. ISSN 13646613

Generalist genes and mathematics
Kovas, Yulia; Harlaar, Nicole; Petrill, Stephen A. and Plomin, Robert. 2005. Generalist genes and mathematics. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 138B(1), p. 18. ISSN 1552-4841

Generalist genes and learning disabilities.
Kovas, Yulia and Plomin, R.. 2005. Generalist genes and learning disabilities. Psychological Bulletin, 131(4), pp. 592-617. ISSN 00332909

Genetic influences in different aspects of language development: The etiology of language skills in 4.5 year-old twins
Kovas, Yulia; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Oliver, Bonamy; Dale, Philip S.; Bishop, Dorothy V. and Plomin, Robert. 2005. Genetic influences in different aspects of language development: The etiology of language skills in 4.5 year-old twins. Child Development, 76(3), pp. 632-651. ISSN 00093920

‘Generalist genes’ and mathematics in 7-year-old twins
Kovas, Yulia; Harlaar, N.; Petrill, S. and Plomin, R.. 2005. ‘Generalist genes’ and mathematics in 7-year-old twins. Intelligence, 33(5), p. 473. ISSN 01602896

Mathematics, reading and IQ: A multivariate genetic analysis in 7-year-old twins
Kovas, Yulia; Harlaar, Nicole; Petrill, Stephen A. and Plomin, Robert. 2004. Mathematics, reading and IQ: A multivariate genetic analysis in 7-year-old twins. Behavior Genetics, 34(6), p. 646. ISSN 0001-8244

The origins of individual differences in mathematical ability
Kovas, Yulia; Haworth, C. M. A.; Harlaar, Nicole; Petrill, Stephen A. and Plomin, Robert. 2004. The origins of individual differences in mathematical ability. Behavior Genetics, 37(6), pp. 768-769. ISSN 0001-8244

A Twin Study of Teacher-Reported Mathematics Performance and Low Performance in 7-Year-Olds
Oliver, Bonamy; Harlaar, Nicole; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Kovas, Yulia; Walker, S.; Petrill, S.; Spinath, F.; Dale, Philip S. and Plomin, Robert. 2004. A Twin Study of Teacher-Reported Mathematics Performance and Low Performance in 7-Year-Olds. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96(3), p. 504. ISSN 0022-0663

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