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  • Malanchini, M., Allegrini, A., Nivard, M.G., Biroli, P., Rimfeld, K., Cheesman, R., von Stumm, S., Demange, P.A., van Bergen, E., Grotzinger, A.D., Raffington, L., De la Fuente, J., Pingault, J.B., Harden, K.P., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Plomin, R. (in press). Genetic contributions of noncognitive skills to academic development, Nature Human Behaviour. Link to preprint

  • Pezzoli, P., Pingault, J.B., Malanchini, M., Voronin, I., McCrory, E., Fearon, P., & Viding, E. (2024). Reciprocal effects between negative parenting and children’s callous-unemotional traits from mid to late childhood. American Journal of Psychiatry. Link

  • Zhou, Q., Gidziela, A., Allegrini, A., Cheesman, R., Wertz, J., Maxwell, J., Plomin, R., Rimfeld, K., & Malanchini, M. (2024). Gene-environment correlation: The role of family environment in academic development, BiorXiv. Link to Preprint


  • Gidziela, A., Ahmadzadeh, Y., Michelini, G., Allegrini, A.G., Agnew-Blais, J., Lau, L.Y., Duret, M., Procopio., F., Daly, E., Ronald, A., Rimfeld, K., & Malanchini., M. (2022). Genetic influences on neurodevelopmental disorders and their overlap with co-occurring conditions in childhood and adolescence: A meta-analysis. Nature Human Behaviour Link

  • Keser, E., Liao, W., Allegrini, A., Rimfeld, K., Eley, T.C., Plomin R., & Malanchini, M. (2023). Isolating transdiagnostic effects reveals specific genetic profiles in psychiatric disorders. MedrXiv. Link to preprint

  • von Stumm, S., Malanchini, M., Fisher, H. (2023). The developmental interplay between the p-factor of psychopathology and the g-factor of intelligence from age 7 through 16 years. Development and Psychopathology. Link

  • Lockhart, C., Ahmadzadeh, Y., Breen, G., Bright, J., Bristow, S., Boyd, A., Downs, J., Hotopf, M., Palaiologou, E., Rimfeld, K., Maxwell, J., Malanchini, M., McAdams, T. A., Plomin, R., and Eley, T. C. (in press). Twins Early Development Study (TEDS): A genetically sensitive investigation of mental health outcomes in the mid-twenties. JCPP Advances. Link

  • Gidziela, A., Malanchini, M., Rimfeld, K., McMillan, A., Ronald, A., Viding, E., Pike, A., Asbury, K., Eley, T.C., von Stumm, S., & Plomin, R. (2022). Explaining the influence of nonshared environment (NSE) on symptoms of behaviour problems from preschool to adulthood: Mind the missing NSE gap. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Link

  • Bellato, A., Admani, M. A., Deak, C., Farhat, L. C., Fontana Antunes de Oliveira, M. C., Vasconcelos, R., Malanchini, M., Shephard, E., & Michelini, G. (2023). Autonomic dysregulation and self-injurious thoughts and behaviours in children and young people: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JCPP Advances, e12148. Link

  • Raffington, L., Tanksley, P., Vinnik, L., Sabhlok, A., Patterson, M., Mallard, T. T., Malanchini, M., Ayorech, Z., Tucker-Drob, E. M., & Harden, K. P. (2023). Socially stratified DNA-methylation profiles are associated with disparities in child and adolescent mental health. Clinical Psychological Science. Link




  •  Plomin, R., Gidziela, A., Malanchini, M., & von Stumm, S. (2022). Gene-environment interaction using polygenic scores: Do polygenic scores for psychopathology moderate predictions from environmental risk to behavior problems? Development and Psychopathology. Link

  • Gidziela, A., Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., Allegrini, A.G., McMillan, A., Selzam, S., Ronald, A., Viding, E., von Stumm, S., Eley, T.C. and Plomin, R. (2022), Using DNA to predict behaviour problems from preschool to adulthood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 63, 7, 781-792. Link

  • Demange, P.A.D., Hottenga, J.J., Abdellaoui, A., Eilertsen, E., Malanchini, M., Domingue, B.W., Armstrong-Carter, E., de Zeeuw, E.L., Rimfeld, K., Eley, T.C., Boomsma, D.I., van Bergen, E., Breen G., Nivard, M.G., & Cheesman, R., (2022). Estimating effects of parents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills on offspring education using polygenic scores. Nature Communications. Link

  • Raffington, L.A., Malanchini, M., Grotzinger A.D., Madole J.W., Engelhardt L.E., Sabhlok A., Youn, C., Patterson, M.W., Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob E.M. (2022). Changing environments reveal innovative genetic variation in children’s cortisol responses. Developmental Psychology. Link

  • Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., Arathimos, R., Gidziela, A., Pain, O., McMillan, A., Ogden, R., Webster, L., Packer, A. E., Shakeshaft, N., Schofield, K., Pingault, J.B., Allegrini, A., Stringaris, A., von Stumm, S., Lewis, C.M., & Plomin, R. (in press). The consequences of a year of the COVID-19 pandemic for the mental health of young adult twins in England and Wales. BJPsych Open. Link to preprint

  • Procopio, F.*, Zhou, Q.*, Wang, Z., Gidziela, A., Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., & Plomin, R., (2022). The genetics of specific cognitive abilities. BioRxiv Link to preprint

  • Sheardown, M. Mech, A.M., Miletto Petrazzini, M.E., Leggieri, A., Gidziela, A., Hosseinian, S., Sealy, I.M., Torres-Perez, J.V., Busch-Nentwich, E.M., Malanchini, M., & Brennan, C.H. (2022). Translational relevance of forward genetic screens in animal models for the study of psychiatric disease. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 135,104559 Link

  • Sabhlok, A., Malanchini, M., Engelhardt, L. E., Madole, J., Tucker-Drob, E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2022). Characterizing the relationship between executive function, processing speed, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in middle childhood. Developmental Science, 25(2) e13168. Link



  • Malanchini, M.*, Rimfeld, K.*, Gidziela, A., Cheesman, R., Allegrini, A.G., Shakeshaft, N., Schofield, K., Packer A., Ogden, R., McMillan, A., Ritchie, S.J., Dale, P.S., Eley, T.C., von Stumm, S., & Plomin, R. (2021). Pathfinder: A gamified measure to integrate general cognitive ability into the biological, medical, and behavioural sciences. Molecular Psychiatry. Link

  • Demange, P.*, Malanchini, M.* ... Belsky, D.W., Harden, K.P., & Nivard, M. G. (2021). Investigating the Genetic Architecture of Non-Cognitive Skills Using GWAS-by-Subtraction. Nature Genetics, 53, pages35–44 (2021). Link

  • Rimfeld, K.*, Malanchini, M.*, Packer, A., Gidziela, A., Allegrini, A.G, Ayorech, Z., Smith-Woolley, E., McMillan, A., Ogden, R., Dale, P.S., Eley, T.C., & Plomin, R. (2021). The winding roads to adulthood: A twin study. JCPP Advances. Link

  • Malanchini, M., Engelhardt, L.E., Raffington, L. A., Sabhlok, A., Grotzinger, A.D., Madole, J.W., Freis, S.M., Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2021). Weak and uneven associations of home, neighborhood and school environments with stress hormone output across multiple time scales. Molecular Psychiatry, 26, 4823–4838. Link

  • Wang, Z., Lukowski, S., Oh, W., Borriello, G., & Malanchini, M. (2021). Co-development of math anxiety, math self-efficacy, and math value in adolescence: The roles of parents and math teachers. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 67, 102016. Link

  • Vogt, R.L., Zheng, A., Briley, D.A., Malanchini, M., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob., E.M. (2021). Genetic and Environmental Factors of Non-Ability-Based Confidence. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 13, 3. Link

  • Rimfeld, K.*, Malanchini, M.*, Allegrini, A.G.A., Packer, A.E., McMillan, A., Ogden, R., Webster, L., Shakeshaft, N.G., Schofield, K.L., Pingault, J.B., Stringaris, A., von Stumm, S., & Plomin, R. (2021). Genetic correlates of psychological responses to the COVID-19 crisis in young adult twins in Great Britain. Behaviour Genetics, 51, pages110–124. Link

  • Raffington, L.A., Belsky, D.W., Kothari, M., Malanchini, M., Tucker-Drob E.M., & Harden, K.P. (2021). Socioeconomic Disadvantage and the Pace of Biological Aging in Children. Pediatrics, 147 (6) e2020024406. Link



  • Malanchini, M., Rimfeld, K., Allegrini, A.G., Ritchie, S.J., & Plomin, R. (2020). Cognitive ability and education: how behavioural genetic research has advanced our knowledge and understanding of their association. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 111, 229-245. Link

  • Demange, P.A.D., Hottenga, J.J., Abdellaoui, A., Malanchini, M., Domingue, B.W., de Zeeuw, E.L., Rimfeld, K., Eley, T.C., Boomsma, D.I., van Bergen, E., Breen G., Nivard, M.G., & Cheesman, R., (2020). Parental influences on offspring education: indirect genetic effects of non-cognitive skills. BioRxiv. Link to preprint

  • Malanchini, M., Rimfeld, K., Shakeshaft, N. G., McMillan, A., Schofield, K.L., Rodic, M., Rossi, V., Kovas, Y., Dale, P.S., Tucker-Dob, E.M., & Plomin, R. (2020). Evidence for a unitary structure of spatial cognition beyond general intelligence. npj Science of Learning. Published online July 2. Link

  • Hasty, L.M., Malanchini, M., Shakeshaft, N.G., Schofield, K.L., Malanchini, M., & Wang, Z. (2020). When anxiety becomes my propeller: Mental toughness moderates the relation between academic anxiety and academic avoidance. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91, 368-390 e12366. Link

  • Wang, Z., Borriello, G., Malanchini, M. & Oh, W. (2020). The developmental trajectories of mathematics anxiety: A growth mixture model approach. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 61, 101876. Link

  • Wang, Z., Rimfeld, K., Shakeshaft, N.G., Schofield, K.L., & Malanchini, M. (2020). The longitudinal role of domain-specific anxiety in boys and girls academic development. Journal of Adolescence, 80, 220-232. Link

  • Harden, K.P, Domingue, B.W., Belsky, D.W., Boardman, J.D., Crosnoe, R., Malanchini, M., Nivard, M.G., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Harris, K.M. (2020). Genetic Associations with Mathematics Tracking and Persistence in Secondary School. npj Science of Learning, 5(1), 1-7. Link

  • Malanchini, M., Rimfeld, K., Wang, Z., Petrill, S.A., Tucker-Drob, E.M., Plomin, R., & Kovas, Y. (2020). Genetic factors underlie the association between anxiety, attitudes and performance in mathematics. Translational Psychiatry. Published online 21st Ja. Link

  • Raffington, L.A.*, Malanchini, M., Grotzinger A.D., Madole J.W., Engelhardt L.E., Sabhlok A., Youn, C., Patterson, M.W., Harden, K.P. & Tucker-Drob E.M. (2019). Changing environments reveal innovative genetic variation in children’s cortisol responses. BioRxiv. Link to preprint



  • Malanchini, M., Engelhardt, L.E., Grotzinger, A.D., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). ‘Same but different’: Associations between multiple aspects of self-regulation, cognition and academic abilities. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 117(6):1164-1188. Link

  • Malanchini, M., Smith-Wooley, E., Ayorech, Z., Rimfeld, K., Krapohl, E., Vuoksimaa E., Korhonen T., Bartels, M. , van Beijsterveldt, T.C.E.M., Rose, R.J., Lundström, S., Anckarsäter, H., Kaprio, J., Lichtenstein, P., Boomsma, D.I. & Plomin, R. (2019). Aggressive behaviour in childhood and adolescence: the role of smoking during pregnancy, evidence from four twin cohorts in the EU-ACTION consortium. Psychological Medicine, 49 (4), 646-654. Link

  • Madrid-Valero, J.J., Gregory, A.M., Shakeshaft, N.G., Malanchini, M., Schofield, K.L., & Ronald, A., (2019). Symptoms of sleep quality, insomnia and internalising difficulties in adolescents: insights from a twin study. Sleep, 43(2), zsz229. Link

  • Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., Spargo, T., Spickernell, G., Selzam, S.,McMillan, A., Dale. P.S., Eley, T.C., Plomin, R. (2019). Twins Early Development Study: a genetically sensitive investigation into behavioural and cognitive development from infancy to emerging adulthood. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22(6), 508-513. Link

  • Rimfeld, K.*, Malanchini, M.*, Hannigan, L.J., Allen, R., Dale, P.S., & Plomin, R. (2019). Teacher assessments during compulsory education are as reliable, stable and heritable as standardized test scores. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(12), 1278-1288.  Link

  • Zheng, A., Briley, D.A., Malanchini, M., Tackett, J.L., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2019). Genetic and Environmental Influences on Achievement Goals Shift with Age. European Journal of Personality, 33(3), 317-336. Link

  • Malanchini, G., Stefanini, G.G., Malanchini, M., Condorelli, G., Lombardi, F. (2019). Higher mortality during weekend admission for Acute Coronary Syndrome; a large-scale cross-sectional Italian study. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 20(2), 74-80. Link


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