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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Developmental disorders of cognition and language.
  • Development of reading and component skills in children.  
  • Genetic and environmental influences on trajectories of brain structure and function
  • Educational Neuroscience


  • 2011-present, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Aston Brain Centre
  • 2007-2011, Reader, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2003-2007: Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2001-2003: Lecturer, Psychology, Neurosciences Research Institute, Aston University
  • 1996-2001: Post-doctoral Fellow, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University
  • 1996 Ph.D.: Experimental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • 1989-1991: Masters Coursework in Psychology, Humboldt State University
  • 1988 BS: Psychobiology, University of California, Riverside

Membership of Professional Bodies

Society for Neuroscience, British Neuroscience Association, American Psychological Society

Contact Details

email: j.b.talcott@aston.ac.uk
telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4083
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of California Santa Cruz

External positions

Vice President


  • BF Psychology

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Research Output 2001 2019

Genome-wide association scan identifies new variants associated with a cognitive predictor of dyslexia

Gialluisi, A., Andlauer, T. F. M., Mirza-schreiber, N., Moll, K., Becker, J., Hoffmann, P., Ludwig, K. U., Czamara, D., St Pourcain, B., Brandler, W., Honbolygó, F., Tóth, D., Csépe, V., Huguet, G., Morris, A. P., Hulslander, J., Willcutt, E. G., Defries, J. C., Olson, R. K., Smith, S. D. & 25 others, Pennington, B. F., Vaessen, A., Maurer, U., Lyytinen, H., Peyrard-janvid, M., Leppänen, P. H. T., Brandeis, D., Bonte, M., Stein, J. F., Talcott, J. B., Fauchereau, F., Wilcke, A., Francks, C., Bourgeron, T., Monaco, A. P., Ramus, F., Landerl, K., Kere, J., Scerri, T. S., Paracchini, S., Fisher, S. E., Schumacher, J., Nöthen, M. M., Müller-myhsok, B. & Schulte-körne, G., 11 Feb 2019, In : Translational psychiatry. 9, 1, p. 77 77.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Genome-Wide Association Study
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity

Long-term Effects of Cholestatic Liver Disease in Childhood on Neuropsychological Outcomes and Neurochemistry

Talcott, J. B., Patel, T., Griffiths, G., Kelly, D. & Beath, S. V., 1 Aug 2019, In : Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 69, 2, p. 145-151 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Liver Diseases
Acute Liver Failure

On the neural basis of word reading: A meta-analysis of fMRI evidence using activation likelihood estimation

Murphy, K., Talcott, J. B. & Jogia, J. R., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Neurolinguistics. 49, p. 71-83 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

From Subtypes to Taxons: Identifying Distinctive Profiles of Reading Development in Children

Burgess, A. P., Witton, C., Shapiro, L. & Talcott, J. B., 28 Jul 2018, Reading and Dyslexia. Springer, p. 207-227 Chapter 11. (Reading and Dyslexia; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Common brain structure findings across children with varied reading disability profiles

Eckert, M. A., Vaden Jr., K. I., Maxwell, A. B., Cute, S. L., Gebregziabher, M., Berninger, V. W. & Wandell, B., 20 Jul 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 10 p., 6009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Internal Capsule
Learning Disorders


Biochemical correlates of cognition: exploring the relationships between blood, brain and behaviour

Author: Patel, T., May 2011

Supervisor: Talcott, J. B. (Supervisor) & Griffiths, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Deficits in motor control: causes or correlates of reading disability?

Author: Rochelle, K. S., 2006

Supervisor: Talcott, J. B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Developing multidimensional metrics for evaluating paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders

Author: Nakubulwa, M., 1 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Seri, S. (Supervisor) & Talcott, J. B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


Experiments in time: exploring the components of motor timing behaviour in dyslexia

Author: Birkett, E., 4 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Talcott, J. B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy




Joel Talcott (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Other distinction

Vice-President (Honorary)

Joel Talcott (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2010 2010

  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of council

Dyslexia (Journal)

Joel Talcott (Editor)
1 Jan 2010 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Economic and Social Research Council (External organisation)

Joel Talcott (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of council