Yulia Kovas is a geneticist and psychologist - currently a Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a visiting Professor at UCL, King’s College, Sussex and New York Universities - in the United Kingdom. She received British Academy Wiley Prize in Psychology in 2012. Kovas is the director of InLab at Goldsmiths; the director of the Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics at Tomsk State University (TSU); and also co-directs the International Centre for Research in Human Development, TSU. She directs the Russian School Twin Registry (RSTR) and leads the genetically-informative mathematics research in the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) at King’s College, London. She is also a scientific director of the Applied Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience research direction at the Sirius Science and Technology University.