Dr Joni Holmes BSc PhD MBPsS

Junior Research Fellow

  • Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit

Dr Holmes was awarded a PhD in Psychology from Durham University in 2005 and has since worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of York and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University. She joined the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge as a Senior Investigator Scientist in 2011 and continues to work there today.

Joni’s research aims to understand the cognitive factors that predispose children to learning difficulties with a view to developing new targeted interventions. Her current research focusses on developing methods to enhance the effects of cognitive training to improve working memory, the cognitive system responsible for the temporary storage of information.  This includes developing new methods to bridge the gap between the specific cognitive gains induced by training and their flexible application to the real-world and combining training with low-current brain stimulation. Her homepage can be found here: www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/joni.holmes/