Prof. Roberto Filippi










Roberto is a Professor in Psychology at UCL Institute of Education, and Director of the Multilanguage and Cognition Lab. The MULTAC lab is formed by a team of international researchers interested in studying multilanguage acquisition and its effects on cognitive development across the lifespan.

After a successful career in business, Roberto completed his PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, under the supervision and mentorship of Prof. Michael Thomas, Prof. Frederic Dick and Prof. Annette Karmiloff-Smith.

His main research interest is on multi-language acquisition and its effects on cognitive development from early infancy to old age.

Roberto is the author and co-author of several scientific publications, books and book chapters.

He is also actively involved in public engagement and organises a seminar series with the aim to bridge educational sciences with practice in education.

Roberto frequently delivers presentations in schools and workshops with the aim of creating a hotline between scientific research and professional practice in education. Roberto believes that learning a second language (or more!) is “one of the best things that humans can do”, an investment for our future and the future of our children.