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Therese McDonnell

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems

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Barbara Moore

PhD Student in UCD School of Sociology, Thesis topic: Transitions towards Equality: A Sociological Analysis of Contemporary Fatherhood; Description: Fatherhood is the most commonly shared experience of adult men, yet fathers’ role in families, is often neglected in the literature. … Continue reading

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Niamh Moore-Cherry

UCD School of Geography

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Gillian Motyer

PhD Student in UCD School of Psychology, Thesis topic: The Psychosocial Impact of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis; Description: This research will enhance understanding of the psychosocial impact of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, a condition involving sideways curvature of the spine. Adolescence is … Continue reading

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Celine Murrin

UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

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Gavin Murphy

PhD Student in UCD School of Education, Thesis topic: Post-primary school leadership preparation and development in Ireland; Description: Working as a post-primary school teacher, Gavin completed further graduate study in Educational Leadership at University College Dublin. Subsequently, having been awarded … Continue reading

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Purity Mwendwa

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems

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Eileen O’Brien

PhD Student in UCD School of Medicine, Thesis topic: The ROLO Mothers from Pregnancy to Five Years: An exploration of maternal dietary, socioeconomic and environmental factors

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Cliodhna O’Connor

PhD Student in UCD School of Psychology, Thesis topic: Boosting Positive Interpretations: Identifying the underlying mechanisms in Cognitive Bias Modification Training for adolescent anxiety; Description: Theoretically, my research aims to deepen our understanding of the link between negative interpretation bias … Continue reading

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Sharleen O’Reilly

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

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Aifric O’Sullivan

UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science

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Giuliana Rocca

UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

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Helena Scully

PhD Student in UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, Thesis topic: School Friends Study Description: The School Friend Study will follow up a longitudinal cohort of twins (ESPRiT Study) at age 7-10 to explore adverse social experiences during primary … Continue reading

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Seaneen Sloan

UCD School of Education

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Karen Smith

UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice

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Suja Somanadhan

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

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Jennifer Symonds

UCD School of Education

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Symon Utila

PhD Student in UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, Thesis topic: Assessment of normal levels of calcium and iron in women attending antenatal services at Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi; Description: It will includes the following: introduction, broad and … Continue reading

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Hidde van der Meulen

PhD Student in UCD School of Computer Science, Thesis topic: Building adaptive games to support mental health therapy; Description: I will be working on games that can support mental health therapy sessions with children. The deliverable of my project is … Continue reading

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Centre Launch

Dr Emily Logan, Irish Human Rights commissioner, launched the UCD Centre for Childhood and Human Development on December 12th 2016. The launch showcased the on-going research in relation to children and young people across the bio-psycho-social sciences in UCD. Below … Continue reading

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Preparing for Life – The Results

Preparing for Life: The Results This conference, organised by the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, brings together 8 years of data from mothers, fathers, teachers and children, and offers strong evidence from Ireland on the effectiveness of early intervention. … Continue reading

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Pregnancy, nutrition, health and health services (School of Public Health)

This cluster studies the bio-psycho-social mechanisms which impact the development of physical and mental health. The long term goal is to create effective services to prevent health problems. The research projects use longitudinal, intergenerational and experimental designs with singletons and … Continue reading

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Complex Care and Health and Child Well-being (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems)

This cluster focuses on children with complex care needs, children who have multiple care needs who require access to multiple health support services as a result of a congenital, chronic or acquired illness. Grounded in a rights-based approach research in … Continue reading

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Children’s rights and citizenship and well-being (School of Law, Education, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)

This cluster explores children’s rights as these relate to their everyday lives across a range of social, cultural and institutional contexts.  Drawing on national and international human rights laws, norms and standards, including domestic legislation, the Irish Constitution, the European … Continue reading

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Economics of child well-being (School of Economics)

This cluster focuses on understanding how a child’s environment influences their life course. Research in this cluster explores the role of socioeconomics inequalities in childhood and their consequences for later labour market outcomes such as employment and wages. Growing up … Continue reading

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Learning, development and educational well-being (School of Education)

This cluster focuses on exploring the impact of education on children’s rights and well-being across all sectors from early years through to secondary schooling. Research on issues related to the experience of equalities/inequalities across different groups (e.g minority ethnic and … Continue reading

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Psycho-social health and well-being (School of Psychology)

This cluster focuses on the risk and protective factors influencing mental health and well-being from early years through to adolescence and youth. Research on issues of stress, depression, alcohol consumption, self esteem and social support are explored. Suicide is considered … Continue reading

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CHD-RC panel at the Garret Fitzgerald Autumn School

CHD-RC will be holding a panel at the Garret Fitzgerald Autumn School further details are available here

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Seminar Series on child/youth related research

Seminar Series on child/youth related research Over the coming weeks, the School of Education in association with the Centre for Childhood and Human Development, Geary Institute, continues its seminar series  on large scale/quantitative studies in relation to children and young … Continue reading

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Seminar Series 2015

Seminar 12 March 2015 Seminar Series Schedule 2014

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