Monthly Memo – Jan 2023

Congratulations to the following CHiLD members on their recent achievements!


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 the School of Psychology is changing lives.


·Niland, R., & Nearchou, F. (2023, preprint). Assessing the effectiveness of school-based sex education in sexual health behaviours: A systematic review. 

·Flinn, C., Koretsidou, C., & Nearchou, F. (2023). Accessing Sexual Health Information Online: Content, Reasons and Practical Barriers in Emerging Adults. Youth, 3(1), 107-124.

·Nearchou, F. (2022). Self-harm in young people: Investigating the role of resilience and posttraumatic stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-12.

·Everri, M., Messena, M., Nearchou, F., & Fruggeri, L. (2022). Parent–Child Relationships, Digital Media Use and Parents’ Well-Being during COVID-19 Home Confinement: The Role of Family Resilience. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(23), 15687.

·Deschenes, S., Nearchou, F., McInerney, A., Schmitz, N., & Nouwen, A. (2022). Childhood trauma, depression, and the risk of incident prediabetes in young adults: findings from the Lifelines Cohort Study. European Journal of Public Health, 32(Supplement_3).

·Liona C Poon, Long Nguyen-Hoang, Graeme N. Smith, Lina Bergman, Patrick O’Brien, Moshe Hod, Pius Okong, Anil Kapur, Cynthia V Maxwell,  Harold David H McIntyre, Bo Jacobsson, Esraa Algurjia,  Mark Hanson, Mary L Rosser, Ronald C W Ma, Sharleen L O’Reilly, Lesley Regan, Sumaiya Adam, Virna Patricia Medina, Fionnuala M McAuliffe. 2023.Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and long-term cardiovascular health –FIGO Best Practice Advice. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 160 (S1), 22-34

·Sumaiya Adam, H. David McIntyre , Kit Ying Tsoi, Anil Kapur, Ronald CW Ma, Stephanie Dias, Pius Okong, Moshe Hod, Liona Poon, Graeme N Smith, Lina Bergman, Esraa Algurjia, Patrick O’Brien, Virna Medina, Cynthia Maxwell, Lesley Regan, Mary L Rosser, Bo Jacobsson, Mark Hanson, Sharleen L O’Reilly, Fionnuala M McAuliffe. 2023. Pregnancy as an opportunity to prevent Type 2 diabetes mellitus – FIGO Best Practice Advice. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 160 (S1), 556-67

·Sarah Louise Killeen, Niamh Donnellan, Sharleen O’Reilly, Mark Hanson, Mary Rosser, Virna Medina, Chandni Jacobs, Hema Divakar, Moshe Hod, Liona C. Poon, Lina Bergman, Pat O’Brien, Anil Kapur , Bo Jacobsson , Cynthia Maxwell, David McIntyre, Lesley Regan, Esraa Algurjia, Ronald C. Ma, Sumaiya Adam, Fionnuala M McAuliffe. 2023. Using FIGO nutrition checklist counselling in pregnancy: a review to support healthcare professionals. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 160 (S1), 10-21

·Cynthia Vivianne Maxwell, Rachelle Shirley, Amy O’Higgins, Mary Rosser, Patrick O’Brien, Moshe Hod, Sharleen L O’Reilly, Virna P Medina-Palmezano, Graeme N Smith, Mark Hanson, Sumaiya Adam, Ronald C.W. Ma, Anil Kapur, H. David McIntyre, Bo Jacobsson, Liona C Poon, Lina Bergman, Lesley Regan, Esraa Algurjia, Fionnuala M McAuliffe. 2023. Management of Obesity across Women’s Lifecourse – FIGO (International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics) Best Practice Advice.  International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 160 (S1), 35-49

·Amelia Jane Lake, Williams Amelia, Adriana C. Helena Neven, Jacqueline Anne Boyle, Dunbar A James, Christel Hendrieckx, Melinda Morrison, O’Reilly Sharleen, Helena Teede, Jane Speight. 2023. Barriers to and enablers of type 2 diabetes screening among women with prior gestational diabetes: a qualitative study applying the Theoretical Domains Framework. Frontiers in Clinical Diabetes and Healthcare.

·S Petch, F McAuliffe, S O’Reilly, C Murphy, S Coulter-Smith, DA de Campos, H Khattak, T Mahmood. 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 (EBCOG). European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.