Category Archives: Students

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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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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Deirdre Coy

PhD Student in UCD School of Economics, Thesis topic: Essays on the Economics of Early Childhood Intervention; Description: This research looks at the economic impact of an early childhood intervention through investigating effects on hospital service use, cost-benefit analysis of … Continue reading

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Danielle Douglas

PhD Student in UCD School of Education, Thesis topic: ‘Who am I when I am not with you?’ Identity construction of children and young people within and across their social worlds in foster care; Description: This thesis is focused on … Continue reading

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Ilaria Esposito

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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Lisa Garavin

PhD Student in UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work & Social Justice, Thesis topic: An exploration of the interface of the child protection social worker and the Guardian ad Litem service; Description: I am undertaking a qualitative research piece … Continue reading

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Aisling Geraghty

PhD Student in UCD School of Medicine, Thesis topic: The ROLO Kids from Pregnancy to Five Years: Insights into Maternal Nutrition, Epigenetics and Lifestyle Factors; Description: My PhD research focused on factors associated with child growth and body composition up … Continue reading

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Jennifer Keating

PhD Student in UCD School of Psychology, Thesis topic: The contribution of sensory processing to the relationship between sleep and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in at-risk infants; Description: This project aims to examine the impact of sleep problems and sensory … Continue reading

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Cliodhna Martin

PhD Student in UCD School of Education, Thesis topic: Dublin – a child friendly city? An interdisciplinary study of children and young peoples agency in, and lived experience of, the urban environment, 1997- 2017; Description: This interdisciplinary study draws on … Continue reading

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Claire McCafferty

PhD Student in UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

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Aislinn McCourt

PhD Student in UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, Thesis topic: Targeting improved vitamin D status for older adults (NutriPlus)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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