Rising Stars seminar series

This seminar series is a chance to hear from early career researchers across the UK and beyond, working in the field of learning and neurodevelopmental diversity.  

We're particularly interested in hearing from researchers whose work has practical implications for children, families, educators, or clinicians.

Speakers in the early stages of their research career present a two-part seminar to a small audience from the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre and our affiliated groups at the University of Edinburgh.

Speakers' presentations are in two parts. Part one is on new findings from their work and part two is on something that is not normally shared in traditional research outputs (conference presentations, posters, and journals). 

This year's theme is Careers after leaving academia.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the seminar series, or would like to be a Rising Stars speaker, please contact Sue Davidson at susan.davidson@ed.ac.uk


Previous Rising Stars


Karolina Urbanska, November 2022: Transitioning from academia to 3rd sector: a social psychologist's reflections

Dr Priya Silverstein,  November 2020: How infants learn to follow eye gaze.

Dr Dean DSouza, June 2020: Understanding constraints on early language and cognitive development.

Dr Hannah Pickard, September 2019: Identifying mechanisms that are associated with social anxiety in autistic and neurotypical people.