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Emily Smith-Woolley

Postdoctoral research associate, UCL

Emily gained her PhD from King's College London in 2018 where she worked with the Twins Early Development Study. The aim of her research was to understand the genetic and environmental contributions to educational achievement by using multiple genetic methods and investigating different elements of the school environment, including school type and school quality. Since completing her PhD, Emily has moved to UCL Institute of Education to work at the Centre for Education Improvement Science. She is building on her previous research into the causes and correlates of student achievement.


  • –present
    Research Associate in Genetics and Education, UCL
  • 2014–2018
    Research assistant, King's college London


  • 2018 
    King's College London, PhD in Behavioural Genetics