Dr Joni Holmes

University Position
Senior Investigator Scientist


I am interested in the overlap between working memory, attention and executive function processes in children and adults. My research has focussed on the role of working memory in children's mathematical skills, and on understanding the cognitive and behavioural profiles of children with disorders of memory and attention. I am currently interested in understanding the core deficits that predispose individuals to cognitive developmental disorders, and am developing and evaluating targeted interventions to overcome these difficulties.

Key Publications


Cognitive Dimensions of Learning in Children With Problems in Attention, Learning, and Memory.

Journal: J Educ Psychol
E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
Authors: J Holmes, J Guy, RA Kievit, A Bryant, S Mareva, CALM Team, SE Gathercole

Are Working Memory Training Effects Paradigm-Specific?

Journal: Front Psychol
E-pub date: 1 Aug 2019
Authors: J Holmes, F Woolgar, A Hampshire, SE Gathercole