Orla Doyle


  • Monthly Memo – Jan 2023

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! RESEARCH IMPACT AWARD Congratulations to UCD CHiLD Executive Committee member, Professor Eilis Hennessy, with Aine French and Dr Daráine Murphy from UCD School of Psychology, for winning this year’s Overall University Research Impact Award for their study ‘Helping parents support youth mental health’ highlighting how research from […]

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  • Conference 2022

    Thanks to everyone for attending the CRN – UCD CHiLD Annual Conference on 8th Dec 2022. It was so good to get back to our in-person conferneces! Some pics from the event below

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  • December 2022 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! NEW PUBLICATIONS ·Bel-Serrat, S., von der Schulenburg, A., Marques-Previ, M., Mullee, A., Murrin, C. (in press). What are the determinants of vegetable intake among adolescents from socioeconomically disadvantaged urban areas? A systematic review of qualitative studies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ·Breen, […]

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  • Valerie O’Brien 

    UCD School of Medicine

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  • Lorna Cassidy

    Post-doctoral research fellow UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems

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  • UCD CHiLD Annual Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts

    The UCD CHiLD – CRN Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 8 December 2022 in University College Dublin (UCD). The conference theme is ”Disrupted Lives: Inequalities and Disadvantages for Children and Youth on the island of Ireland”. The call for abstracts will close on Monday 24 October at 12pm. Participants will be notified if their abstract has been […]

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  • September 2022 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! NEW PUBLICATIONS •Hennessy, E., Heary, C., & Michail, M. (2022). Understanding Youth Mental Health: Perspectives from Theory and Practice. McGrawHill Open University Press, 1st Edition. •Kennedy, M., Loftus, M., Lafferty, T., Hilliard, C., Reaper-Reynolds, S. & O’Donnell, C. (2022). Reimagining a children’s palliative care educational […]

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  • Summer 2022 Monthly Memo

    CONGRATULATIONS Well done to UCD CHiLD members Jenny Symonds, Laura Taylor, Seaneen Sloan, Eilis Hennessy and Niki Nearchou for organising a fantastic EARA (European Association for Research on Adolescence) conference in Dublin this August!!! Well done to the Children’s Research Network for hosting a successful re-launch on August  29th.  This re-launched marked CRN’s move to […]

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  • May 2002 Monthly Memo

    COFFEE MORNING We held a UCD CHiLD coffee morning on May. It was lovely to catch up with members in person after so long! UPCOMING EVENTS UCD Open Day •The Helping Kids! lab will have a booth at UCD Open Day 11 June (12-6 pm; Newman Concourse). Our #ArtOfIdentity exhibit will have lots of fun […]

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  • April 2022 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! NEW PUBLICATIONS Alexander D., Quirke M., Doyle C., Hill K., Masterson K. & Brenner M. (2022) The Meaning Given to Bioethics as a Source of Support by Physicians who Care for Children Who Require Long-Term Ventilation. Qualitative Health Research, doi: 10.1177/10497323221083744. § Sharleen L O’Reilly, Carl R May, Dale […]

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  • March 2022 Monthly Memo

    UCD CHiLD FUNDING We are pleased to announce that the UCD CHiLD Centre has been awarded funding by the UCD School of Economics’ Research Funding Scheme. This grant will be used to fund a range of upcoming CHiLD events, so stay tuned!!! NEW PUBLICATIONS ·McDonnell, T., Nicholson, E., Bury, G., Collins, C., Conlon, C., Denny, […]

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  • February 2022 Monthly Memo

    NEW PUBLICATIONS •Shamoa-Nir, L., Razpurker-Apfeld, I., Dautel, J.B., & Taylor, L.K. (in press). Understanding intergroup conflict: How do children in a divided society perceive group differences? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. • • MEDIA ENGAGEMENT •Director of the CHiLD Centre, Dr. Orla Doyle, featured on the Today FM Dermot and Dave radio show talking about her research […]

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  • January 2022 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! NEW PUBLICATIONS •Taylor, L. K., Tomašić Humer, J., & Dautel, J. B. (in press). Predictors of outgroup empathy among children in a conflict-affected society. Children & Society. •Browne, A., Stafford, O., Berry, A., Murphy, E., Taylor, L.K., Shevlin, M., McHugh, L., Carr, A., & Burke, T. (2022). Psychological Flexibility […]

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  • October 2021 Monthly Memo

    LAUNCH OF UCD RESILIENCE & HEALTH LAB Congratulations to CHiLD member, Dr Niki Nearchou, Assistant Professor with the School of Psychology, for establishing the UCD Resilience & Health Lab. •The Lab is a nexus of generating research on understanding the complex mechanisms underpinning risk and resilience and the ways these mechanisms influence the mental and physical […]

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  • September Monthly Memo 2021

    PUBLICATIONS ·Taylor, L.K., & McKeown, S. (in press). Adolescent outgroup helping, collective action, and political activism in a setting of protracted conflict. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. ·Motyer, G., Kiely, P. & Fitzgerald, A. (2021). Adolescents’ Experiences of Idiopathic Scoliosis in the Presurgical Period: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, jsab095, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsab095 ·Freitas Feldberg, S., Silva Gusmão Cardoso, T., Santos, […]

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  • August 2021 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent publications! 1. Moran, D., & Taylor, L. K. (in press). Outgroup prosocial behaviour among children and adolescents in conflict settings. Current Opinion in Psychology. 2. O Reilly, A., McKenna, N., & Fitzgerald, A. (2021). Measuring goal progress using the goal-based outcome measure in Jigsaw – A primary care youth mental health […]

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  • July 2021 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! 1. Growing Up in Digital Europe (GUIDE) has been included in the 2021 European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap – marking it among the highest quality and most valuable research infrastructures in Europe. The UCD team is led by CHiLD members Jennifer Symonds, […]

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  • June 2021 Monthly Memo

    This month we welcome 2 new CHilD members from the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science: Dr. Jenny Kavanagh & Ohood Alharbi Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! Rachel Farrell (School of Education) & CHiLD member Kevin Denny (School of Economics) have received €3,500 from the College’s Research Funding […]

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  • Ohood Alharbi

    Manager of the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre, with a primary focus on the Childhood Obesity Surveillance project within the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science.

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  • Jenny Kavanagh

    Post-doctoral fellow in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science

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  • May 2021 Monthly Memo

    This month we welcome 2 new CHilD student members: Katie Hill and Martina Kennedy from the UCD School of Nursing UCD School of Midwifery and Health Systems Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! FUNDING: •Dympna Devine (UCD School of Education): €50,627 from Research Council of Norway for project entitled Valuing the past […]

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  • Martina Kennedy

    MSc student in UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems.

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  • Katie Hill

    PhD student in the UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems. Thesis topic – Exploring the lived experience of nurses and physicians caring for children with complex care needs in a paediatric intensive care unit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • April 2021 Monthly Memo

    Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements! FUNDING: 1. Three CHiLD members have been awared IRC Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme awards: Jennifer Symonds (UCD School of Education): €24,000 from Irish Research Council for project entitled An Irish National Study of the Impact of Social Innovation Education on Student Teacher and Community Wellbeing, Amanda Fitzgerald […]

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  • March 2021 Monthly Memo

    This month we have welcomed 3 new CHilD members: Dr. Flavia Santos from the UCD School of Psychology Dr. Maebh Harding from the UCD Sutherland School of Law Dr. Joseph Mooney from the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements: Laura Taylor […]

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  • Emma Feeney

    UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

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  • Marina Everri

    UCD School of Medicine

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  • Feb 2021 Monthly Memo

    Welcome to the first UCD CHiLD ‘Monthly Memo’. Below we highlight some of the recent achievements of our members. Congratulations to the following  CHiLD members on their recent achievements: Chris Jepsen from the School of Economics whose paper on the effects of school tracking on mental health is forthcoming in the Journal of Human Capital. […]

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  • Maebh Harding

    UCD Sutherland School of Law

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  • Flavia Santos

    School of Psychology

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