Gilly gained her PhD in Psychology (Goldsmiths, University of London) on language and music processing in children on the autism spectrum and in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Following that, she worked as a Research Fellow at London South Bank University on an ESRC-funded project investigating executive functioning in children with SLI (led by Lucy Henry and David Messer (Open University)). Since then, Gilly has worked on a number of projects with either Lucy or David, involving typically developing children and young people, and those with developmental disabilities. She likes interventions and has been proud to work with Lucy on developing and testing a working memory training programme, and with David on evaluating a commercial online reading system. Gilly was one of the Research Fellows on the ‘Making it fair for Child Witnesses’ study, investigating ways for children on the autism spectrum to gain better access to the justice system.