Dorothy Bishop is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford, where she heads a programme of research into children’s communication impairments. Her main interests are in the nature and causes of developmental language impairments, with a particular focus on psycholinguistics, neurobiology and genetics. She is a supernumerary fellow of St John’s College Oxford, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society. As well as publishing in conventional academic outlets, she writes a popular blog (Bishopblog) with personal reactions to scientific and academic matters, and she tweets as @deevybee. She is a founder member of RALLI, a YouTube campaign for Raising Awareness of Language Learning Impairments: www.youtube.com/RALLIcampaign.