Under review / in revision

Holmes, J., Mareva, S., Bennett, M. P., Black, M., & Guy, J. (2020). Dimensions of psychopathology in a neurodevelopmental transdiagnostic sample.

Holmes, J., Guy, J., Kievit, R., Bryant, A., & Gathercole, S.E. (2020). Cognitive dimensions of learning in children with problems in attention, learning and memory. Journal of Educational Psychology, under review. Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/dx6aj/


Byrne, E.M., Gilbert, R.A., Kievit, R., & Holmes, J. (2020). Backward recall and n-back measures of working memory: A large-scale latent variable analysis. Journal of Memory and Language, in revision. Preprint DOI: PsyArXiv 10.31234/osf.io/bkja7


Bryant, A., Guy, J., the CALM Team & Holmes, J. (2020). Behavioural problems and mental ill-health in children struggling at school. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, in revision. Preprint DOI: PsyArXiv 10.31234/osf.io/wpj8y


Wingen, T., Estal-Muñoz, V., Mareva, S., & Kassianos, A. (in review) Exploring the Relationship between Social Class and Quality of Life: The Mediating Role of Power and Status.


Fink, E., Mareva, S., & Gibson, J. L. (in revision). Dispositional playfulness in young children: A cross-sectional and longitudinal examination of the psychometric properties of a new child self-reported playfulness scale and associations with social behaviour. Infant and Child Development. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/p6zns


Guy J, Ng-Cordell E, Doherty BR, Duta M, Scerif G (in revision) Understanding attention, memory and social biases in fragile X syndrome: Going below the surface with a multi-method approach, Research in Developmental Disabilities.




Siugzdaite, R., Bathelt, J., Holmes, J., Astle, D.E. (2020). Transdiagnostic brain mapping in developmental disorders. Current Biology, in press.


Byrne, E.M., Ewbank, M.P., Gathercole, S.E., & Holmes, J. (2020). Backward recall training: the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on within- and cross-paradigm transfer. Brain & Cognition, in press.


Fancourt, A., & Holmes, J. (2020). Working memory and classroom learning. Chapter 4. In J. Harrington, J. Beale, A. Fancourt & C. Lutz (2020) The BrainCanDo Handbook of Teaching and Learning, London and New York: Routledge.


Byrne, E.M., Nord, C., & Holmes, J. (2020). Cognitive plasticity and brain stimulation. In T. Strobach & J. Karbach (2020) Cognitive Training: An Overview of Features and Applications. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.




Mareva, S., the CALM Team, & Holmes, J. (2019). Transdiagnostic associations across communication, cognitive and behavioural problems in a developmentally at-risk population. BMC Pediatrics, 19, 452-462.



Holmes, J., Woolgar, F., Hampshire, A., & Gathercole, S.E. (2019). Are working memory training effects paradigm-specific? Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1103.


Rowe, A., Titterington, J., Holmes, J., Henry, L., & Taggart, L. (2019). Interventions targeting working memory in 4–11 year olds within their everyday contexts: A systematic review. Developmental Review, 52, 1-23.


Holmes, J., Bryant, A., & Gathercole, S. E. (2019). Protocol for a transdiagnostic study of children with problems of attention, learning and memory (CALM). BMC Pediatrics, 19(1), 10.


Gathercole, S. E., Dunning, D. L., Holmes, J., & Norris, D. (2019). Working memory training involves learning new skills. Journal of Memory and Language, 105, 19-42.


Gibson, J. L., Fink, E., Torres, P., Browne, W. V., & Mareva, S. (2019). Making sense of social pretence: The role of the dyad, sex and language ability in a large observational study of children’s behaviours in a social pretend play context. Social development. doi:10.1111/sode.12420


Ruggeri, K., Bojanić, L., van Bokhorst, L., Jarke, H., Mareva, S., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Norton, S. (2019). Editorial: Advancing Methods for Psychological Assessment Across Borders. Frontiers in Psychology


Francis, G., Farr, W., Mareva, S., & Gibson, J. (2019). Do Tangible User Interfaces promote social behaviour during free play? A comparison of autistic and typically-developing children playing with passive and digital construction toys. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 58 68-82.


Ruggeri, K., Hlavová, R., Andersen, T., Evans, H., Mareva, S., & Robinson, C. (2019) Education In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Behavioral insights for public policy: Concepts and cases. Routledge


Ruggeri,K., Stuhlreyer, J., Immonen, J., Mareva, S., Paul, A., Robbiani, A., Thielen, F., Gelashvili, A., Cavassini, F., & Naru, F. (2019) Policy Evaluation In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Behavioral insights for public policy: Concepts and cases. Routledge




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.


Astle, D. E., Bathelt, J., CALM Team, & Holmes, J. (2018). Remapping the cognitive and neural profiles of children who struggle at school. Developmental science, 22(1), e12747.


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.


Holmes, J., Bathelt, J., & Astle, D.E. (2018). Look beyond the label, TES, 5324, 30-35.


Bathelt, J., Holmes, J., & Astle, D. E. (2018). Data-driven subtyping of behavioural problems associated with ADHD in children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57, 252–262.


Jaroslawska, A. J., Gathercole, S. E., & 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, 2439-2449.


Cooper, P., Murray, L., Jennings, S., Mortimer, A., Prout, A., Melhish, E., Hughes, C., Duncan, J., Holmes, J., & Dishington, C. (2018). The impact of early-years provision in children's centres (EPICC) on child cognitive and socio-emotional development: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BioMed Central, Trials, 19, 450.


Tullo T, Guy J, Faubert J, Bertone A (2018) Training with three-dimensional multiple object tracking improves attention in students with neurodevelopmental disorders. Developmental Science. 2018;e12670. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12670.




Waterman, A., Atkinson, A., Aslam, S., Holmes, J., Jaroslawska, A., & Allen, R. (2017). Do actions speak louder than words? Examining children’s ability to follow instructions. Memory and Cognition, 45(6), 877-890.


Yang T., Allen R., Holmes J., Chan R.C.K. (2017). Following instructions in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): The benefits of action at presentation and recall. Frontiers in Psychology, 8.


Lau Zhu, A., Holmes, E., Butterfield, S., & Holmes, J. (2017). Selective association between Tetris game play and visuospatial working memory: A preliminary investigation. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 438-445.


Morey, C. C., Mareva, S., Lelonkiewicz, J. R., & Chevalier, N. (2017). Gaze‐based rehearsal in children under 7: a developmental investigation of eye movements during a serial spatial memory task. Developmental Science.


Guy J, Habak C, Wilson HR, Mottron L, Bertone A (2017). Face perception develops similarly across viewpoint in children and adolescents with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Vision, 17(1), 38.




Jaroslawska, A. J., Gathercole, S. E., Allen, R., & Holmes, J. (2016). Following instructions from working memory: Why does action at encoding and recall help? Memory & Cognition, 44, 1183-1191.


Jaroslawska, A. J., Gathercole, S. E., Logie, M. R., & Holmes, J. (2016). Following instructions in a virtual school: Does working memory play a role? Memory & Cognition, 44, 580-589.


Holmes, J., Byrne, E., Gathercole, S.E., & Ewbank, M.P. (2016). Transcranial random noise does not enhance the effects of working memory training. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1471-1483.


Hawkins, E., Gathercole S.E, Astle D., Holmes J. (2016). Language problems and ADHD symptoms: How specific are the links? Brain Sciences, 6, 50.


Gathercole, S.E., Woolgar, F., the CALM Team, Manly, T., Astle, D., Kievit, R., & Holmes, J. (2016). How common are WM deficits in children with difficulties in reading and mathematics? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 5, 384-394.


Ruggeri, K., Lind Andersen, T., Robbins, T. W., Folke, T. E. N., Schei, T. S., Matz, S. C., Müller, S. R., Mareva, S.,...& Zupan, Z. (2016). Insights for Impact. ISBN: 2398-8932


Mareva, S., Thomson, D., Marenco, P., Estal Muñoz, V., Ott, C. V., Schmidt, B.,& Kassianos, A. P. (2016). Study Protocol on Ecological Momentary Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life Using a Smartphone Application. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1086.


Guy J, Mottron L, Berthiaume C, Bertone A (2016). A developmental perspective of global and local visual processes in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2834-1.




Holmes, J., Butterfield, S., Cormack, F., van Loenhoud, A., Ruggero, L., Kashikar, L., & Gathercole, S.E. (2015). Improving working memory in children with low language abilities, Frontiers in Developmental Psychology, 6, 519.


Morin K, Guy J, Habak C, Wilson HR, Pagani L, Mottron L, Bertone A (2015). Atypical Face Perception in Autism: A Point of View? Autism Research, published online: 11 FEB 2015, DOI: 10.1002/aur.1464.





Holmes, J., Hilton, K.A., Place, M., Alloway, T.P., Elliott, J.G., & Gathercole, S.E. (2014). Children with low working memory and children with ADHD: same or different? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 976.


Gathercole, S.E., & Holmes, J. (2014). Developmental impairments of working memory: Profiles and interventions. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 40, 36.


Dunning, D.L., & Holmes, J. (2014). Does working memory training promote the use of strategies on untrained working memory tasks? Memory & Cognition, 42, 854-862.


Kéïta L, Guy J, Mottron L, Bertone A (2014). An early origin for detailed perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder: biased sensitivity for high-spatial frequency information. Scientific Reports, 4. DOI: 10.1038/srep05475.




Zirk-Sadowski, J., Szucs, D., & Holmes, J. (2013). Content specificity in verbal short-term and verbal working memory. PLoS One, 8(11), e79528.


Dunning, D.L., Holmes, J., & Gathercole, S.E. (2013).Does working memory training improve the classroom performance of children with poor working memory? A randomised controlled trial. Developmental Science, 16, 915-25.


Holmes, J., & Gathercole, S.E. (2013). Taking working memory training from the laboratory into schools. Educational Psychology, 34, 440-450.


Bennett, S., Holmes, J., & Buckley, S. (2013). Computerised memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuo-spatial short term memory skills in children with Down syndrome. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118, 179-192.


Guy J, Rogers M, Cornish KM (2013). Age-related changes in visual and auditory sustained attention in preschool aged children. Child Neuropsychology, 19, (6), DOI: 10.1080/09297049.2012.710321.




Gathercole, S.E., Dunning, D.L., & Holmes, J. (2012). Cogmed training: Let's be realistic about intervention research. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1, 201-203.


Guy J, Rogers M, Cornish KM (2012). Developmental changes in visual and auditory inhibition in early childhood. Infant and Child Development, 21, (5), 521-536. DOI: 10.1002/icd.1756.


Holmes, J. (2012). Working memory and learning difficulties. Dyslexia Review, 23, 7-10.




Holmes, J. (2011). Baby Brain: Training executive control in infancy. Current Biology, 21, R684-R685.

Bertone A, Guy J, Faubert, J (2011). Assessing luminance- and texture-defined spatial information processing during normal aging using an adapted Landolt-C technique. Neuroreport, 22, (18), 951-955.




Alloway, T P., Elliott, J., & Holmes, J (2010). The prevalence of ADHD-like symptoms in a community sample. Journal of Attention Disorders, 14, 52-56. 


Holmes, J., Gathercole, S.E., & Dunning, D.L. (2010). Poor working memory: Impact and Interventions. In P.Bauer (Ed.) Advances in Child Development and Behaviour, Volume 39, Developmental Disorders and Interventions, J.Holmes, Academic Press: London, UK, 2010, pp.1-43.


Elliott, J., Gathercole, S.E., Alloway, T.P., Holmes, J., & Kirkwood, H. (2010). An Evaluation of a Classroom-Based Intervention to Help Overcome Working Memory Difficulties and Improve Long-Term Academic Achievement. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 9, 227-250.


Holmes, J., Gathercole, S E., Place, M., Dunning, D L., Hilton, K A., & Elliott, J G (2010). Working memory deficits can be overcome: Impacts of training and medication on working memory in children with ADHD, Applied Cognitive Psychology. 24, 827-836.


Holmes, J., Gathercole, S E., Place, M., Alloway, T P., Elliott, J G., & Hilton, K A. (2010). The diagnostic utility of executive function assessments in the identification of ADHD in children, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 15, 37-43.


Bertone A, Hanck J, Guy J, Cornish KM (2010). The development of luminance- and texture-defined static form perception during the school-age years. Neuropsychologia, 48, (10) 3080-3085.




Alloway, T P., Gathercole, S E., Holmes, J., Place, M., & Elliott, J (2009). The diagnostic utility of behavioural checklists in identifying children with ADHD and children with working memory deficits. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 40, 353-366.


Holmes, J., Gathercole, S E., & Dunning, D L. (2009). Adaptive training leads to sustained enhancement of poor working memory in children, Developmental Science, 12, F9-F15.




Gathercole, S E., Alloway, T P., Kirkwood, H J., Elliott, J E., Holmes, J., & Hilton, K. (2008). Attentional and executive function behaviours in children with poor working memory. Learning and Individual Differences, 18, 214-223.


Holmes, J., Adams, J.W., & Hamilton, C J. (2008). Visuo-spatial working memory capacity and children's mathematical skills. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 20, 272-289.




Holmes, J. & Adams, J W. (2006). Working memory and children's mathematical skills: Implications for mathematical development and mathematics curricula. Educational Psychology, 26, 339-366.




Pre-registered Reports


Holmes, J., Kievit, R., Guy, J., the CALM Team & Gathercole, S.E (2019, May 16). The cognitive dimensions of struggling learners. osf.io/3sxd5


Mareva, S., & Holmes, J. (2019, March 3). Inter-symptom associations across behaviour and mental health (#20333)


Bryant, A., & Holmes, J. (2018, August 16). SDQ scores and mental health in children struggling at school (#13396)


O’Brien, S. & Holmes, J. (2018, August 14). Cognitive Segmentation in Children with low IQ (#13338)


Byrne, E. M., Gilbert, R. A., Kievit, R., & Holmes, J., (2018, February 13). Backward recall and n-back measures of working memory: a large-scale latent variable analysis. osf.io/9qarp


Mareva, S., & Holmes, J. (2017, December 12) Network analysis: behaviour problems & communication skills" As Predicted (#7375)


Gathercole, S. E., Byrne, E. M., Holmes, J., & Norris, D. G. (2017, October 10). Training and transfer in forward and backward serial recall. osf.io/hvujb


Lau-Zhu, A., Holmes, E. A., Holmes, J., & Butterfield, S. (2017, July 5). Selective Association between Tetris Game Play and Visuospatial Working Memory: A Preliminary Investigation. osf.io/nxx9c


Byrne, E. M., Ewbank, M., & Holmes, J., (2017, March 31). Does transcranial electrical stimulation during working memory training enhance cross-paradigm transfer effects? osf.io/f26ea

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