Lothian Birth Cohorts

The team

Meet the director and members of the Lothian Birth Cohorts team, and find out about their roles.

Director of Lothian Birth Cohorts, Dr Simon Cox

Lothian Birth Cohorts director, Dr Simon Cox

Simon received his PhD in 2012 at the University of Edinburgh, and has worked with the Lothian Birth Cohorts for more than a decade. He is interested in how the brain facilitates complex cognitive abilities, and how and why people differ in their abilities across the life course.

Simon leads the Disconnected Mind Phase 4 funded by Age UK, and is Principal Investigator on the current MRC-funded LBC1936 neuroimaging study. He is a Senior Research Fellow within the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and was recently awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship by Wellcome and The Royal Society.

Since December 2020 Simon is the Director of the Disconnected Mind project and the Lothian Birth Cohorts.

Lothian Birth Cohorts team members

Dr Simon Cox Principal Investigator
Ian Deary, Professor Emeritus Co-Investigator and Founding Director
Professor Joanna Wardlaw Co-Investigator
Dr Tom C. Russ Co-Investigator and Principal Medical Contact
Dr Michelle Luciano Co-Investigator
Dr Mark Bastin Co-Investigator
Dr Susan Shenkin Co-Investigator
Dr Stuart Ritchie Co-Investigator
Dr Janie Corley Co-Investigator
Dr Sarah Harris Co-Investigator
Dr Susana Munoz-Maniega Co-Investigator
   
Ms Adele Taylor Study Coordinator
Mr Paul Redmond Database Manager
Mr David Liewald Computer Manager
Ms Alison Pattie Research Assistant
Ms Danielle Page Research Assistant
Dr Barbora Skarabela Knowledge Exchange and Impact Officer
   
Dr Judy Okely ESRC New Investigator
Dr Colin Buchanan Research Associate
Dr W. David Hill

MRC Research Fellow

Dr Charley Xia Research Assistant
Dr Gergo Baranyi Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Lucia Ballerini Research Associate
Dr Joanna Moodie Research Associate
Ms Eleanor Conole PhD Student
Mr Jure Mur PhD Student
Mr Sam Gibbon PhD Student
Mr Arish Rakshasa PhD Student
Mr Otto Jutila PhD Student