I gained my undergraduate degree and PhD in Psychology from the University of Bradford. My PhD was fully funded by a studentship provided by the Department of Psychology and the Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
I joined the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge in 2012 to work on a Wellcome Trust funded project, the Neuroscience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN). The NSPN project aims to understand how the adolescent mind and brain develops into early adulthood.
Following this, in 2014, I joined the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester to work on longitudinal project funded by the ESRC, the Manchester Language Study (MLS). I applied modern statistical methods such as growth curve modelling, longitudinal trajectory modelling, and path analysis to investigate personal (physical and mental well-being), social, and societal outcomes in adulthood for young people with a history of Language Impairment.
I am the Year 1 Tutor for BSc Psychology.
Quantitative Methods and Statistics
Kathryn Fradley: Resilience to Adverse Mental Health Outcomes in Children with Developmental Language Disorder
Subrina Arif: Student-Teacher Relationship and Academic Acheivement
Enquiries from prospective PhD students are welcomed on the following research areas:
I am interested in understanding Childhood, Developmental Disorders, and Psychopathology using data driven quantitative methodological approaches. My main research questions are:
Research Key Words: Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Longitudinal, Epidemiology, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Latent Class Analysis, Growth Curve Modelling, Path Analysis, Latent Trajectory Modelling, Secondary Data Analysis, Millenium Cohort Study, Manchester Language Study, Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), Polygenic Risk, Genetics, Genome-wide association studies.
I continue to collaborate with the investigators of the Manchester Language Study (MLS):
I am currently working with a number of other colleagues on various projects/grants:
K. Durkin, U. Toseeb, N. Botting, A. Pickles, G. Conti-Ramsden (2017). Social Confidence in Early Adulthood Among Young People With and Without a History of Language Impairment. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 60(6), pp.1635-1647.
MC. St Clair, S. Neufeld, PB. Jones, P. Fonagy, ET. Bullmore, et al. (2017). Characterising the latent structure and organisation of self-reported thoughts, feelings and behaviours in adolescents and young adults. PLoS ONE. 12(4),
U. Toseeb, A. Pickles, K. Durkin, N. Botting, G. Conti-Ramsden (2017). Prosociality from early adolescence to young adulthood: A longitudinal study of individuals with a history of language impairment. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 62, pp.148-159.
G. Conti-Ramsden, K. Durkin, U. Toseeb, N. Botting, A. Pickles (2017). Education and employment outcomes of young adults with a history of developmental language disorder. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
N. Botting, K. Durkin, U. Toseeb, A. Pickles, G. Conti-Ramsden (2016). Emotional health, support, and self-efficacy in young adults with a history of language impairment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 34(4), pp.538-554.
K. Durkin, U. Toseeb, A. Pickles, N. Botting, G. Conti-Ramsden (2016). Learning to drive in young adults with language impairment. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 42, pp.195-204.
A. Pickles, K. Durkin, P. Mok, U. Toseeb, G. Conti-Ramsden (2016). Conduct problems co-occur with hyperactivity in children with language impairment: A longitudinal study from childhood to adolescence. Autism and Developmental Language Impairments. 1, pp.1-11.
N. Botting, U. Toseeb, A. Pickles, K. Durkin, G. Conti-Ramsden (2016). Depression and Anxiety Change from Adolescence to Adulthood in Individuals with and without Language Impairment. PLOS ONE. 11(7),
G. Conti-Ramsden, K. Durkin, PLH. Mok, U. Toseeb, N. Botting (2016). Health, employment and relationships: Correlates of personal wellbeing in young adults with and without a history of childhood language impairment. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE. 160, pp.20-28.
U. Toseeb, IM. Goodyer, S. Brage (2015). Physical Activity and Depression: Type of Exercise Matters Reply. JAMA Pediatrics. 169(3), pp.289-289.
U. Toseeb, B. Inkster (2015). Online social networking sites and mental health research. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 6(MAR),
U. Toseeb, IM. Goodyer, S. Brage (2015). In Reply: Physical activity and depression: Type of exercise matters. JAMA Pediatrics. 169(3),
U. Toseeb, S. Brage, K. Corder, VJ. Dunn, PB. Jones, et al. (2014). Exercise and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. JAMA Pediatrics. 168(12), pp.1093-1093.
U. Toseeb, EJ. Bryant, DRT. Keeble (2014). The Muslim headscarf and face perception: "They all look the same, don't they?". PLoS ONE. 9(2),
U. Toseeb, DRT. Keeble, EJ. Bryant (2012). The significance of hair for face recognition. PLoS ONE. 7(3),
MU. Toseeb, DRT. Keeble, EJ. Bryant (2010). Does the Muslim headscarf impair face recognition?. In: PERCEPTION. pp.89-89.
I have reviewed manuscripts for a number of journals including: Frontiers in Psychology, i-Perception, & PLoS ONE
2017-2018. ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. Using Genetic and Environmental Risks to Understand Variation in Social, Emotional, and Educational Outcomes in Individuals with Language Impairments. Principal Investigator. £201,685.
2017-2020. MMU Vice Chancellor's PhD Competition. Resilience to Adverse Mental Health Outcomes in Children with Language Impairment. Principal Applicant/Director of Studies. £55,000.
2017. Erasmus Mobility Fund. Polygenic Risk Scoring in Mental Health Research. Principal Applicant. €1,500.
2016. Community Research Award. Barriers to Accessing Dyslexia Support Services in Black and Minority Ethnic Males. £3,495.
2009-2012. University of Bradford PhD Studentship. PhD Student. £55,000.
2017 - Exemplary Research and Knowledge Exchange Award
2010 - European Conference on Visual Perception Best Poster Prize, €500
Member of National Association of Professionals Concerned with Language Impairments in Children (NAPLIC)
Member of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS)