The 2011 awardee of ISIR’s Lifetime Achievement Award was Professor Robert Plomin.

Robert has worked extensively in twin research, perhaps most notably leading the TEDS project. More recently he has  contributed to molecular genetic work on intelligence. He has authored numerous books, nearing 1000 articles, and presented numerous invited and public talks and debates,  advancing the scientific study of intelligence. Several of his students now also occupy research positions, working in individual differences.