September Monthly Memo 2021


·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 Qualitative Study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, jsab095,

·Freitas Feldberg, S., Silva Gusmão Cardoso, T., Santos, F., Muszkat, M., Francisco Amodeo Bueno, O., Berlim de Mello, C. (2021). Numerical cognition in children with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 119,2021,


·Join the UCD Music and Math Cognition ON The ARITHMÓS Project: “Transforming children’s mathematics education through digital games” funded the Irish Research Council!  Apply: [] Deadline: 18 October 2021


·Submit an abstract to the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA) conference, which will take place in person, in Ireland, in the heart of Dublin city (24-26 August 2022). The conference is open to all scholars of adolescence internationally, and to practitioners who work with adolescent populations. For details and link to submission portal, Abstracts due by 10th December 2021.


·October 8th – free online one-day seminar exploring the issue of disclosure of sexual abuse and how we, as a society, can facilitate, encourage, and support disclosure. Keynote by Professor Ramona Alaggia, University of Toronto. Register here

  • October 11-15  Youth Mental Health Seminar Series. Sign up here for the talks.

·Monday 11th October Professor Kathryn Abel Professor: What did the pandemic tell us about young people’s mental health? Dr Abel Professor of Psychological Medicine and Reproductive Psychiatry, Director and Founder of the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the University of Manchester and co-Director of GM.Digital (formerly CAMHS.Digital) for Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

·Tuesday 12th October Dr Michael Duffy: Screening for PTSD in children with a history of maltreatment using front line social care practitioners. Dr Duffy a Consultant Cognitive Psychotherapist specialising in PTSD and complex grief and Senior Lecturer and Director of the Specialist MSc (Trauma) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Queen’s University Belfast.

·Wednesday 13th October Professor Ella Arensman: Self-harm and suicide in young people: Associated risk factors and evidence-based interventions. Professor Arensman, Professor of Public Mental Health at the School of Public Health, Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation (NSRF), University College Cork, and Visiting Professor with the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

· Thursday 14th October Dr Sarah Evans Lacko: Stigma and other barriers to care for youth with mental health problems. Dr Sara Evans-Lacko Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

·Friday 15th October Professor Jess Deighton: Mental Health Support in Schools – “What does the evidence say”? Professor Deighton Professor in Child Mental Health and Wellbeing at UCL, Director of Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit.