Professor Mark Mon-Williams (MMW) holds a Chair in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Leeds, and is Professor of Psychology at the Bradford Institute of Health Research and Professor of Paediatric Vision at The Norwegian Centre for Vision. MMW leads the Centre of Applied Education Research (a partnership between the Universities of Leeds and Bradford together with the Department for Education, the Education Endowment Foundation, and the Bradford Local Authority) – a multidisciplinary Centre based at the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

MMW held post-doctoral fellowships at the Universities of Edinburgh and Queensland before taking up his first faculty position at the University of St Andrews in 1999. In 2002 he moved to the University of Aberdeen where his laboratories received funding from a large number of grant awarding bodies. He was appointed to a personal Chair at the University of Leeds in January 2009 and was Head of the School of Psychology from 2011-2014. MMW leads a research group that use their fundamental scientific contributions to address applied issues within surgery, rehabilitation and childhood development. MMW has responsibility for ensuring societal impact arises from research conducted within the University of Leeds’ Faculty of Medicine and Health. His research is funded by the EPSRC, EEF, MRC and ESRC.

MMW is a Founder Member of the Priestley Academy Trust (a multiple academy trust that includes the world’s first school to provide free meals to children), and sits on the Bradford Opportunity Area partnership board.

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Katy Shire, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally Barber, Alison Bruce, John Corkett, Liam J. B. Hill, Brian Kelly, Rosemary McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Louise Tracey, Amanda H. Waterman, John Wright, (2020). Starting School: a large-scale start of school assessment within the ‘Born in Bradford’ longitudinal cohort. Wellcome Open Research 5-47.
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Diane E. Threapleton, Charles J. P. Snart, Claire Keeble, Amanda H. Waterman, Elizabeth Taylor, Dan Mason, Stephen Reid, Rafaq Azad, Liam J. B. Hill, Sarah Meadows, Amanda McKillion, Nisreen A. Alwan, Janet E. Cade, Nigel A. B. Simpson, Paul M. Stewart, Michael Zimmermann, John Wright, Dagmar Waiblinger, Mark Mon‐Williams, Laura J. Hardie & Darren C. Greenwood, (2020). Maternal iodine status in a multi‐ethnic UK birth cohort: Associations with child cognitive and educational development. Wiley Online Library DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ppe.12719,
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Katherine J Pettinger, Brian Kelly, Trevor A Sheldon, Mark Mon-Williams, John Wright, Liam J B Hill, (2019). Starting school: educational development as a function of age of entry and prematurity. BMJ Open DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-317124,
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Barry Wright, Mark Mon-Williams, Brian Kelly, Stefan Williams, David Sims, Faisal Mushtaq, Kuldeep Sohal, Jane Elizabeth Blackwell and John Wright , (2019). Investigating the association between early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) scores and subsequent diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder: a retrospective study of linked healthcare and education data.. BMJ Paediatrics Open, 3(1), DOI: 10.1136/bmjpo-2019-000483,
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Philippa K Bird, Rosemary R. C. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Neil Small, Jane West, Peter Whincup, John Wright, Elizabeth Andrews, Sally E Barber, Liam J B Hill, Laura Lennon, Dan Mason, Katy A Shire, Dagmar Waiblinger, Amanda H. Waterman, Deborah A. Lawlor & Kate E. Pickett , (2019). Growing up in Bradford: protocol for the age 7–11 follow up of the Born in Bradford birth cohort. BMC Public Health DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7222-2,