Mahitab Elgamal

Position: PhD Student
Office: Department of Psychology and Human Development
UCL Institute of Education


I am a PhD student in the Centre for Educational Neuroscience, based at UCL Institute of Education. My supervisors are Professor Michael Thomas, Professor Andrew Tolmie, Dr. Emma Meaburn, and Professor John Jerrim.

Research Interests

I recently completed the European Master’s in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL++) program at the University of Groningen. My PhD project is entitled: “The effects of early cognitive ability and socioeconomic status on predicting later cognitive and academic outcomes: social mobility and closing achievement gaps.” My research is supported by a Bloomsbury Colleges studentship.