Dr Kaili Rimfeld

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I study causes and correlates of individual differences in academic achievement combining behavioural genetic and statistical genetic methods with psychometrics and innovative assessment methods. My work uses both the twin design and DNA-based methods, to increase the understanding of individual differences in educational achievement at the end of compulsory education and beyond.


My current work, that is funded by the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, aims to get to the heart of the association between early educational experiences and adverse life outcomes using advanced statistical genetic methods that aid in identification of specific risk factors (school environment, school type, educational outcomes, parental/teacher support) that predict outcomes during childhood and later in life while controlling for genetic confounding.

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