About Us

We are a University-led research centre, combining the expertise of researchers in child development, neuroscience, and education at three world leading universities, Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, and University College London.

If you would like to contact us, in the first instance, please direct enquiries to:

CEN (email)

CEN DIRECTORATE:
Prof Michael Thomas – Director (email)
Prof Andy Tolmie – Deputy Director (email)
Dr Mairead MacSweeney – Deputy Director (email)

STEERING COMMITTEE

Professor Neil Burgess
Director of Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL
Professor Alison Fuller 
Pro-Director: Research and Development, UCL-IOE
Professor Philip Dewe
Vice-Master, Birkbeck

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Prof Brian Butterworth (email)
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

Prof Essi Viding
Department of Psychology, UCL

Prof Norah Frederickson
Department of Psychology, UCL

Dr Mairead MacSweeney
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL

Dr Chloe Marshall (email)
Department of Psychology of Human Development, UCL-IOE

Dr Kaska Porayska-Pomsta
London Knowledge Lab, UCL-IOE

Dr Emily Farran
Department of Psychology of Human Development, UCL-IOE

Prof Andy Tolmie
Department of Psychology of Human Development, Institute of Education

Prof Denis Mareschal
Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck

Dr. Iroise Dumontheil
Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck

Prof Michael Thomas 

Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck