Roisin Perry

Position: PhD Student
Office: 32 Torrington Square


I am a PhD student in the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, based at the UCL Institute of Education. More information about my work can be found here.

Research Interests

My PhD research looks at the relationship between executive functioning and school attainment across childhood and adolescence using data from two longitudinal cohort studies – the British Autism Study of Infant Siblings (infancy – KS2) and the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (KS3 – GCSE). I will use structural equation modelling to explore how relationships between cognitive measures and school success are influenced by or related to socioeconomic status, health behaviours, technology use, and autism.

At a broader level, the theme of my research is how schools can promote positive mental health, wellbeing, and effective learning for all pupils, with a particular focus on pupils with neurodevelopmental disorders and mental health difficulties.

Recent Publications

Perry, R. C., Ford, T. J., O’Mahen, H., & Russell, A. E. (2021). Prioritising Targets for School-Based ADHD Interventions: A Delphi Survey. School Mental Health, 13(2), 235-249.