December 2022 Monthly Memo

Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements!


·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, C….O’Reilly, S., et al. (2022). Obesity in Adults: A 2022 Adapted Clinical Practice Guideline for Ireland. Obes Facts 2022;15:736-752.

·Delahunt, A., Conway, M., Callaghan, S., O’Brien, E., Geraghty, A., O’Reilly, S., McDonnell, C., Mehegan, J., McAuliffe, F. (2022). Maternal dietary quality during pregnancy and child appetitive traits at 5-years-old: Findings from the ROLO longitudinal birth cohort study. Appetite, 179, 106291. 

·Delahunt, A., O’Reilly, S. (2022). Ecological factors and childhood eating behaviours at 5 years of age: findings from the ROLO Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study. BMC Paediatrics, 22(1),1-13. 

·de Moor, E. L.., …., Taylor, L. K., et al. (in press). What Should I do and Who’s to Blame? A Cross-National Study on Youth’s Attitudes and Beliefs in Times of COVID-19. PLOS ONE.

·Mac Dhonnagáin, N., O’Reilly, A., Shevlin, M., & Dooley, B. (2022). Examining Predictors of Psychological Distress Among Youth Engaging with Jigsaw for a Brief Intervention. Child Psychiatry & Human Development

·Petch, S., McAuliffe, F., O’Reilly, S., Murphy, C., Coulter-Smith, S., de Campos, DA., Khattak, H., Mahmood, T. (2022). Folic acid fortification of flour to prevent neural tube defects in Europe – A position statement by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.

·Taylor, L. K., Corbett, B., Maloku, E., Tomovska Misoska, A., Tomašić Humer, J., & Dautel, J. B. (in press). Strength of Children’s European Identity: Findings from Majority and Minority Groups in Four Conflict-affected Sites. European Journal of Developmental Psychology.

·Zammit, I., & Taylor, L. K. (in press). A systematic review of the association between religiousness and children’s prosociality. Religion, Brain & Behavior.

·Zolfaghari, M., Meshkovska, B., Banik, A., Kamphuis, C., Kopainsky, B., Luszczynska, A., Murrin, C., Lien, N., on behalf of the PEN consortium. (2002).  Applying a systems perspective to understand the mechanisms of the European School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, European Journal of Public Health, 32(4):  iv107–iv113.


Laura Taylor, Co-Investigator, Augmented Social Play (ASP): smartphone-enabled group psychotherapeutic interventions that boost adolescent mental health by supporting real-world connection and sense of belonging [ASP-belong] [HORIZON-HLTH-2022-STAYHLTH-01-01: Boosting mental health in Europe in times of change], European Union H2020 (€4,000,000; UCD value €363,673) 2022 – 2025.


·9th November,  Invited talk by Dr Flavia H. Santos at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education “Classroom challenges: Low numeracy, maths anxiety and digital transformation”

·11th November, Invited talk by Dr Flavia H. Santos at University College Dublin, School of Mathematics and Statistics “Classroom challenges: Low numeracy, maths anxiety and digital transformation”

·29th November, Invited talk by Dr Flavia H. Santos at University College Dublin, Geary Institute of Public Policy “How nervousness around numbers steers students away from STEM:  A Public policy matter”

·8th December, Gomides, M and Santos FH Does parent’s maths anxiety explain home numeracy activities? UCD CHiLD-RC & CRN Annual Conference 2022.