School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences


Dr Stuart Ritchie

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Ageing
0131 650 3453
F1 (7GS)
Research Interests
Human intelligence differences (between people and with age), and their relation to the brain, genetics, and education.

Selected Publications

Cox, S. R., Ritchie, S. J., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Liewald, D. C., Hagenaars, S. P. ...  & Deary, I. J. (2016). Age differences in brain white matter microstructure in UK Biobank (N = 3,513)bioRxiv preprint.

Ritchie, S. J., Bastin, M.E., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Muñoz Maniega, S., Engelhardt, L. E., ... & Deary, I.J. (2015). Coupled changes in brain white matter microsructure and fluid intelligence in later life. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(22), 8672-8682.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C. & Deary, I. J. (2015). Is education associated with improvements in general cognitive ability, or in specific skills? Developmental Psychology, 51(5), 573-582.

Ritchie, S. J., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Deary, I. J. (2014). A strong link between speed of visual discrimination and cognitive ageing. Current Biology, 24(15), R681-R683. 

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., & Plomin, R. (2014). Does learning to read improve intelligence? A longitudinal multivariate analysis in identical twins aged 7-16. Child Development, 86(1), 23-36.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., Corley, J., McNeill, G., Davies, G., Liewald, D. C., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2014). Alcohol consumption and lifetime change in cognitive ability: A gene × environment interaction study. AGE, 36(3), 9638.

Ritchie, S. J., Della Sala, S., & McIntosh, R. D. (2013). Retrieval practice, with or without mind mapping, facilitates fact learning in primary school children. PLoS ONE, 8(11), e78976.

Ritchie, S. J., & Bates, T. C. (2013). Enduring links between childhood mathematics and reading ability and adult socioeconomic status. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1301-1308.

Ritchie, S. J., Bates, T. C., Der, G., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2013). Education is associated with higher later life IQ scores, but not with faster cognitive processing speed. Psychology and Aging, 28(2), 515-521.

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