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Joni Holmes
Research staff
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Dr Joni Holmes is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge (CBU). She runs the Cognition Emotion & Education (CEE) group. Click here for more information about CALM.
CBSU publications
HOLMES, J. , GUY, J., MAREVA, S., BRYANT, A. KIEVIT, R., GATHERCOLE, S. (In Press) Cognitive Dimensions of Learning in Children with Problems in Attention, Learning and Memory, Journal of Educational Psychology [Open Access]

Rowe, A., Titterington, J., HOLMES, J. , Henry, L., Taggart, L. (2021)  A classroom intervention targeting working memory, attention and language skills: a cluster randomised feasibility trial, Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7(1), 45 [Open Access]

Jaroslawska, A.J., Bartup, G., Forsberg, A., & HOLMES, J. (2021) Age-related differences in adults’ ability to follow spoken instructions, Memory, 29(1), 117-128 [Read More]

Bryant, A., GUY, J., CALM Team, HOLMES, J. (2020) The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire Predicts Concurrent Mental Health Difficulties in a Transdiagnostic Sample of Struggling Learners, Frontiers in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, 11:587821 [Open Access]

BYRNE, E.M., Ewbank, M., GATHERCOLE, S.E., HOLMES, J. (2020) The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on within- and cross-paradigm transfer following multi-session backward recall training, Brain and Cognition, 141:105552 [Open Access]

SIUGZDAITE, R., Bathelt, J., HOLMES, J. , ASTLE, D.A. (2020) Transdiagnostic brain mapping in developmental disorders, Current Biology, 30(7):1245-1257.e4 [Open Access]

MAREVA, S., HOLMES, J. , CALM Team (2019) Transdiagnostic associations across communication, cognitive, and behavioural problems in a developmentally at-risk population: a network approach, BMC Pediatrics, 19(1), 452 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , WOOLGAR, F., Hampshire, A., GATHERCOLE, S. (2019) Are working memory training effects paradigm-specific?, Frontiers in Psychology – Cognition [Open Access]

GATHERCOLE, S.E., DUNNING, D.L., HOLMES, J. , NORRIS, D.G. (2019) Working memory training involves learning new skills, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Memory and Language, 105, 19-42 [Open Access]

Rowe, A., HOLMES, J. , Titterton, L.H., Taggart, L. (2019) Interventions targeting working memory in 4-11 year olds within their everyday contexts: A systematic review., Developmental Review, 52, 1-23 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , BRYANT, the CALM Team, GATHERCOLE, S. (2019) Protocol for a transdiagnostic study of children with problems of attention, learning and memory (CALM), BMC Pediatrics, 19(1):10 [Open Access]

GATHERCOLE, S.E., DUNNING, D.L., HOLMES, J. , NORRIS, D.G. (2018) Feature coding dataset for trained and untrained working memory tasks in randomized controlled trials of working memory training., Data in Brief, 21, 2129-2133 [Open Access]

ASTLE, D., HOLMES, J. , CALM Team, BATHELT, J. (2018) Remapping the cognitive and neural profile of children who struggle at school, Developmental Science, 22(1):e12747 [Open Access]

BATHELT, J., HOLMES, J. , the CALM team, ASTLE, D.E. (2018) Data-driven subtyping of executive-function-related behavioural problems in children, Journal of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), 57(4):252-262.e4 [Open Access]

JAROSLAWSKA, A., GATHERCOLE, S., HOLMES, J. (2018) Following instructions in a dual-task paradigm: Evidence for a temporary motor store in working memory, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(11):2439-2449 [Open Access]

Lah-Zhu, A., HOLMES, E.A., BUTTERFIELD, S., HOLMES, J. (2017) Selective Association between Tetris Game Play and Visuospatial Working Memory: A Preliminary Investigation, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(4) 38–445 [Open Access]

Yang, T., Allen, R., Chan, R., HOLMES, J. (2017) Impaired memory or instructions in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is improved by action at presentation and recall , Developmental Psychology, 8: 39 [Open Access]

GATHERCOLE, S., WOOLGAR, F., the CALM Team, KIEVIT, R.A., ASTLE, D., Manly, T., HOLMES, J. (2016) How common are WM deficits in children with difficulties in reading and mathematics?, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5(4), 384-394 [Open Access]

JAROSLAWSKA, A., GATHERCOLE, S., Allen, R.J., HOLMES, J. (2016) Following instructions from working memory: Why does action at encoding and recall help?, Memory & Cognition, 44(8):1183-1191. [Open Access]

HAWKINS, E., GATHERCOLE, S., ASTLE, D., the CALM team, HOLMES, J. (2016) Language problems and ADHS symptoms: How specific are the links?, Brain Sciences, 6(4), 50 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , BYRNE, E., GATHERCOLE, S., EWBNAK, M. (2016) Transcranial random noise does not enhance the effects of working memory training, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(10), 14711483 [Open Access]

JAROSLAWSKA, A., GATGHERCOLE, S., Logie, M., HOLMES, J. (2016) Following instructions in a virtual school: Does working memory play a role?, Memory & Cognition [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , BUTTERFIELD, S., Cormack, F., van Loenhoud, A., Ruggero, L., Kashir, L. & GATHERCOLE, S (2015) Improving working memory in children with low language abilities, Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 6:519 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , Hilton, K., Place, M., Alloway, T., Elliot, J., GATHERCOLE, S.E. (2014) Children with low working memory and children with ADHA: same or different, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 976 [Open Access]

DUNNING, D., HOLMES, J. (2014) Does working memory training promote the use of strategies on untrained working memory tasks?, Memory & Cognition, 42(6), 854-862 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. , GATHERCOLE, S. (2014) Taking working memory training from the laboratory into schools, Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 34(4), 440-450 [Open Access]

Zrik-Sadowski, J., Szucs, D., HOLMES, J. (2013) Content-specificity in verbal recall: a randomized controlled study, PLOS One, 8(11):e79528 [Open Access]

Bennett, S.J., HOLMES, J. , and Buckley, S. (2013) Computerized Memory Training Leads to Sustained Improvement in Visuospatial Short-Term Memory Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [Read More]

Dunning, D.L., HOLMES, J. , & GATHERCOLE, S. (2013) Does working memory training lead to generalised improvements in children with low working memory? A randomised controlled trial, Developmental Science, 16(6), 915-926 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. (2012) Working memory and learning difficulties, Dyslexia Review, 23, 7-10 [Open Access]

GATHERCOLE, S.E. Dunning, D., HOLMES, J. (2012) Cogmed training: Let’s be realistic about intervention research, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1(3), 201-203 [Open Access]

HOLMES, J. (2011) Baby brain: Training executive control in infancy, Current Biology, 21(18), R864-R685 [Read More]