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 sustaining the future: Education knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities.

Eilis Hennessy (UCD School of Psychology) : €34,434 from Irish Research Council for project entitled Inclusion and engagement of Children of Muslim background in creative activities in Ireland: Exploring its relevance describing hurdles and barriers identifying national and international best practices and experience in mitigating them.

Eilis Hennessy (UCD School of Psychology): €39,990 from Health Service Executive for project titled Education for parents on adolescent self-harm.

Karen Smith (UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice): €11,755 from Irish Research Council for project entitled Community Sponsorship Ireland: a participatory approach for increasing sustainability (CSI Project).

Muireann Ní Raghallaigh (UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice): €11,012 from Irish Research Council for project entitled Perspectives of refugees on questions of participation power and ethics in research (RefPPER).

NEW HIRES:

•Ciara Treanor and Leah McCabe have joined Niki Nearchou as youth partners on the Your Youth Health Project.

PUBLICATIONS:

·Taylor, L.K., Dautel, J., Maloku, E., & Tomovska Misoska, A. (in press). “Children’s outgroup prosocial giving in settings of intergroup conflict: The developmental role of ingroup symbol preference”. Developmental Psychology.

·McDonnell, T., Nicholson, E., Barrett, M., Bury, G., Collins, C., Cummins, F., Deasy, C., Denny, K., De Brún, A., Hensey, C., & McAuliffe, E. (2021) “Policy of free GP care for children under 6 years: The impact on emergency department attendance”. Social Science & Medicine, Volume 279.

·Nearchou, F. (2021) “Violence against Children by Teachers”. In T.K. Sackelford (Ed), The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence. Vol 2, 600-616: SAGE.

·O’Connor, C., Brassil, M., O’Sullivan, S., Seery, C., & Nearchou, F. (2021). “How does diagnostic labelling affect social responses to people with mental illness? A systematic review of experimental studies using vignette-based designs”. Journal of Mental Health, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2021.1922653

·Strimbu, N., O’Connell, M., Nearchou, F., & Ó’Sé, C. (2021). “Adaption and psychometric evaluation of the Presentation of Online Self Scale in adults”. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 3, 100073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chbr.2021.100073 

·Prasher V.P., & Santos F.H. (2021) “Excelling in Life with Down Syndrome”.  Nova: ISBN: 978-1-53619-484-5 [https://novapublishers.com/shop/excelling-in-life-with-down-syndrome/]

EVENTS

CHilD member, Niki Nearchou, organised an online webinar on Youth Mental Health & COVID-19: Reflections & Next Steps. This was part of the Your Youth Health Project (funded by Healthy Ireland) and included a panel discussion on changes introduced to youth’s lives by the pandemic and on lessons learned moving forward.

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