Public engagement is a very important part of InLab’s work. Keeping abreast the public and relevant stakeholders with scientific developments in the area of human development (including genetics and psychology) is crucial to InLab’s aim to contribute to society at large. InLab provides to its members  science dissemination training (public speaking and conference presentation) from members of the English Bar, who are highly regarded for their skills in this areas.  InLab cooperates with TAGC – The Accessible Genetics Consortium, in disseminating knowledge in the areas of genomics, and works with TAGC towards improved ethical guidelines, policy and laws in order to ensure positive use of genomic findings.

The InLab Director, Professor Yulia Kovas, participated in Behavioural Genetics and Early Intervention Policy workshop, by the Early Intervention Foundation.

High contributors from a number of disciplines participated and exchanged ideas. Contributors included Geneticists, Policymakers / Civil Servants, Lawyers, Educationalists, Ethicists and Economists – Tom McBride, Kathryn Asbury, Kaili Rimfeld, Jo Casebourne, Robert Plomin, Yulia Kovas, Tim Leunig, Daniel Benjamin, Kevan Collins, Lindsey Macmillan, Nick Pearce, Nic Timpson, Omar Khan. Read more…

The workshop addressed the question (and related matters): whetherwhen and how we should apply findings in behavioural genetics to improving early intervention in school education.

The Workshop was organised and put together by Kathryn Asbury, Tom McBride and their team. Read more…




by the Early Intervention Foundation





In 2018-20, InLab received Erasmus+ Learning Mobility Grant for 60 staff and students between Goldsmiths and Tomsk State University.



In 2016-17, InLab received Erasmus+ Learning Mobility Grant for 18 staff and students between Goldsmiths and Tomsk State University.

TEDx talk: Nature-Nurture: How do we know?


Yulia Kovas, the world’s leading expert in the field of cognitive psychology, Ph.D., lecturer at the Department of psychology, the Goldsmiths University of London, UK.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).



Yulia Kovas talks about Number sense and Mathematics at the Science Café Evrika, Novosibirsk



Russian Twin School Registry


InLab’s associate members, who are members of the International Advisory Committee to the Project PROGRESS talk about the Russian Twin School Registry, the importance of the twin studies and of international collaborations. 2012, Moscow.



International Summer School in Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics  at Tomsk State University, 2012


MSc Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology


InLab, has been instrumental in setting up the interdisciplinary MSc programme in English. Goldsmiths’ academics and other InLab Associate Members contribute to this programme.



International Summer School Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Intelligence July 12 – 14, 2016, St Petersburg, Russia


The International Summer School directly preceded the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) Annual Conference, July 15 – 17, 2016. The school was organized by the Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education and supported by the Russian Science Foundation (project №15-18- 30055) and was open free of charge for students and early career researchers attending the ISIR conference.

The International Summer School introduced different aspects of intelligence research through sessions given by leading scientists, including Professors Robert Plomin, Phillip Dale, Steven Petrill, David Lubinski, Xinlin Zhou, Michael A. McDaniel, Yulia Kovas, Elsa Khusnutdinova, Sergey Malykh. In addition, practical workshops provided foundations for key methodological, analytical, and other academic skills – necessary for high quality research. The School provided excellent networking opportunities, including during a visit to magnificent Peterhof and a reception on the last day of the School.

Attendees benefited from Conference Presentation / Public Speaking training delivered by  Professor Yulia Kovas and Fatos Selita, a Barrister of England and Wales and Attorney of New York State.