Sarah Clayton


Research Associate


Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: 00 44 116 252 3210



I am a research associate working on the PRISM-2 (PRemature Infants’ Skills in Mathematics) Study. My main research interests are:

  • Numerical cognition
  • The Approximate Number System  
  • Domain-specific and domain-general skills related to mathematics ability
  • The long-term impact of premature birth on cognitive development

 Peer reviewed journal papers:

Simms, V., Gilmore, C., Cragg, L., Clayton, S., Marlow, N., & Johnson, S. (2015). The nature and origins of mathematics difficulties in very preterm children: A different etiology than Developmental Dyscalculia. Pediatric Research, 77, 389-395. doi:10.1038/pr.2014.184. 

Clayton, S., & Gilmore, C. (2014). Inhibition in dot comparison tasks. ZDM Mathematics Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s11858-014-0655-2. 

Gilmore, C., Attridge, N., Clayton, S., Cragg, L., Johnson, S., Marlow, N., Simms, V., & Inglis, M. (2013). Individual differences in inhibitory control, not non-verbal number acuity, correlate with mathematics achievement. PLOS ONE, 8(6), e67374. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067374.

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