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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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., … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Maebh Harding

UCD Sutherland School of Law

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Flavia Santos

School of Psychology

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2020 Conference Videos now available

The Annual UCD CHiLD conference took place on 11th December 2020. It was a fantastic morning attracting over 70 participants with talks across multiple disciplines. Video presentations from the webinar are now available here

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Cliódhna O’Connor

UCD School of Psychology

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Kevin Denny

UCD School of Economics

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