Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Margherita Malanchini

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lifespan Development Lab
Margherita Malanchini



Dr. Margherita Malanchini received a BSc in Psychology from Goldsmiths University of London in 2010 and an MSc in Developmental Sciences from Birkbeck University of London in 2012. After working as a research coordinator at InLab, under the leadership of Professor Yulia Kovas, Dr. Malanchini started her PhD at Goldsmiths University of London in October 2013. Her PhD research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, focused on the non-cognitive side of educational achievement. During her PhD work, Dr. Malanchini started a longitudinal study: a Multi-cohort Investigation into Learning and Educational Success (MILES) and collaborated at several large-scale projects, including the Twins Early Development Study. After her PhD, Dr. Malanchini worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, King’s College London, where she remains a Research Fellow, mentored by Professor Robert Plomin.

Dr. Malanchini joined the Texas Twin Project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in April 2017, mentored by Dr Elliot Tucker-Drob and Dr Paige Harden.  Her primary research interests are in the fields of education, cognition and wellbeing, which she approaches combining behavioral genetic and developmental methodologies. The goal of Dr. Malanchini’s research is to provide knowledge that can inform educational practice and interventions.

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