Joe Bathelt

Why do some children struggle in school while others seems to sail through? There are several children in every classroom who fail to meet their learning goals despite their best efforts. With my research, I’m trying to understand how differences in genetic predisposition, brain structure and function, and cognition contribute to these difficulties.

I joined D’ARC in 2019 to work on an ABC Talent Grant as postdoctoral researcher.  Before joining D’ARC, I worked as a postdoc at the MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. I completed my PhD at UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in 2015 and obtained an MSc in Neuroscience in 2011 (UCL). My research at D’ARC focuses on the application of machine learning methods in conjunction with neuroimaging markers to characterise heterogeneity in common developmental disorders.

More details about my research are available on my personal website: