Aislinn Bowler (PhD student)

Aislinn began her MRC-funded iCASE PhD in the GEL Lab in 2019 as part of the prestigious UCL-Birkbeck MRC doctoral training programme. She is supervised by Professor Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, Primary supervisor), Professor Pasco Fearon (UCL, Secondary supervisor), and Kumar Jacob (Mindwave, Industrial supervisor).

Aislinn’s PhD will involve an innovative industry-academia collaboration involving Mindwave Ventures. The project aims to develop a smartphone app which will be used to investigate infant neurocognitive development.

Previously, Aislinn gained a BSc in Psychology at Sussex University and an MSc in Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck. Aislinn has experience working with developmental populations including children with special educational needs. In addition, Aislinn has worked with children and adolescents with psychiatric, behavioural, or neurodevelopmental disorders and has used both behavioural and neuroimaging methods.


MRC iCASE studentship, UCL-Birkbeck MRC Doctoral Training Partnership


MSc Educational Neuroscience, Birkbeck and the UCL Institute of Education, (2014-2015)

BSc Psychology, Sussex University (2008-2011)

Conferences and Presentations

Phenotypic and Genetic Associations Between Preschool Fine Motor Skills and Later Neurodevelopment, Psychopathology, and Educational Achievement – European Mathematical Genetics Meeting, Poster, April 2023