Our studies are carried out in collaboration with the SLI Consortium (SLIC), a group of scientists in the UK who are working together to unravel the role that genetics plays in the development of SLI. A full list of current SLIC members can be found in all our publications and in the table below.

In addition, we collaborate closely with:

Anthony Monaco from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics on integrated studies of dyslexia, autism and SLI.

Simon Fisher from the Max Planck Institute for psycholinguistics on genomic studies of SLI.

Samantha Knight from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics on copy number variant studies of SLI.

Pia Villanueva from the Univeristy of Chile on the Robinson Crusoe project.

SLIC members:

Main role on project




Genetic Analyses

University of Oxford

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG)

DF Newbury, R Nudel, SE Fisher, AP Monaco

Guy's samples

Guy's Hospital - London

Newcomen Centre

G Baird, V Slonims, K Dworzynski

Cambridge samples (CLASP)

Institute of Psychiatry - London

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

PF Bolton

Edinburgh samples

University of Edinburgh

Department of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences

A. O'Hare

University of Edinburgh

Molecular Medicine Centre

J. Seckl

Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Department of Speech and Language Therapy

H Cowie

Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

Speech and Hearing Sciences

A. Clark, J. Watson

University of Strathclyde

Department of Educational and Professional Studies

W. Cohen

Aberdeen samples

University of Aberdeen

Department of Child Health

E Hennessy, A Everitt, D Shaw, PJ Helms

Manchester samples

University of Manchester

Audiology and Deafness, School of Psychological Sciences

G Conti-Ramsden, Z Simkin


Institute of Psychiatry - London

Medical Research Council - Social, Genetic & Development Research Centre (SGDP)

E Simonoff

University of Oxford

Department of Experimental Psychology

D. V. M. Bishop

Institute of Psychiatry - London

Biostatistics department

A Pickles