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  • Effective Grant Writing workshop

    Effective Grant Writing workshop

    Saloni, with Dr. Kaili Rimfeld and Dr. Kyle Jasmin, organised a grant writing workshop, hosting panel members and successful applicants to the MRC, BBSRC, ESRC, Wellcome and ERC. ECRs commented that it had been very useful to learn about what funders wanted, and the difference across funders. We ended up in the beautiful Royal Holloway…

  • MRC Fellows Day

    MRC Fellows Day

    Saloni was delighted to be at the MRC Fellows Day, learning about the MRC’s perspective on industrial collaboration and patient involvement in research. It was also a great opportunity to network with other fellows, including Royal Holloway’s own Jenny Murphy.

  • What motivates children to read?

    Saloni has written a piece for the BOLD blog on reading motivation, covering how research in the lab is allowing us to compare what people say about reading with what they actually do. Read it here:

  • Expert commentary in the Guardian

    Saloni was asked to provide expert commentary on a new paper showing talking to babies could help to shape brain structure. You can find her comment here:

  • Plenary talk at #BNA2023

    Saloni was part of the opening session “The Change makers (and how to keep up with them): Credibility in practice across different neuroscience settings”, alongside Russ Poldrack, Madeline Lancaster, and Mike Ashby. She spoke about her experience of submitting a registered report and how this helped streamline practice as well as assured publication.

  • Soapbox Science

    Soapbox Science

    Saloni spoke about brains and language on a rainy Soapbox in Brighton. This was a great opportunity to raise awareness of Developmental Language Disorder, as well as engage with members of the public that might not have come to a typical science event. We had great questions about bilingualism, stroke, dyslexia and the impact of…

  • New paper in npj Science of Learning!

    New paper in npj Science of Learning!

    We are delighted that Amrita has just had her first paper accepted at npj Science of Learning. This called for a celebration! We have been interested in situational influences of text or social context on motivation to read. Yet, existing reading motivation questionnaires are trait-based and not well suited to capturing dynamic factors. Amrita has…

  • Farewell Desi!

    Farewell Desi!

    We went to afternoon tea to say goodbye to Desi. Desi has led the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard project and will be a familiar name and face to many of our participants this year. She will be sorely missed, but we wish her the very best in her next adventures!

  • Saloni chosen as a member of the UK Young Academy

  • Academy Colloquium on Genomics and Musicality

    I was delighted to receive an invitation to participate in the Genomics and Musicality Colloquium at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), organised by Professors Henkjan Honing, Simon Fisher, Reyna Gordon, and Bruno Gingras. Here’s a lovely picture taken of all the speakers (photo courtesy of KNAW).