Cognitive sciences

Saloni Krishnan

Member since 2023

Occupation: Reader at Royal Holloway, University of London

I want to work across disciplines to improve the UK's research culture, enhancing inclusivity and creating an incentive structure that recognises rigour.


Saloni Krishnan is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist by training. She leads a research group at Royal Holloway. Her research focuses on brain differences in childhood communication disorders, such as DLD (developmental language disorder) and dyslexia. Saloni is an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard Award Holder and an MRC New Investigator. She has won several awards, including the Neil O’Connor Award from the British Psychological Society. She was named a Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Sciences in 2022. She works as an editorial board member at Communications Psychology and as an associate editor at the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. Saloni’s research has featured on the BBC, the Guardian, Daily Mail, and the Boston Globe.


  • EDI process improvements
  • Education, ages 5-11
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Open data
  • Research culture
  • Research translation
  • Societal impact of research
  • Systemic bias
  • Young women in STEM