Professor Michael Thomas is an expert in cognitive and language development, including research on children and teenagers across a range of cognitive domains. His work focuses on cognitive neuroscience of individual variability, with extensive use of standardised cognitive testing. He is Director of the Centre for Education Neuroscience, with a remit to build links between neuroscience and educational methods. He has secured research grants from the MRC, ESRC, and European Commission. His Developmental Neurocognition Lab was awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2006.