Growing Up in Ireland 13th Annual Research Conference 2021
Growing Up in Ireland held its thirteenth annual research conference on Thursday, November 25th, 2021. The conference focused on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data. The conference was held as a virtual web event.
The conference was opened by Laura McGarrigle, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration & Youth (DCEDIY) .
In his address, Minister Roderic O’Gorman announced the winner of the DCEDIY’s award for best presentation with a policy focus as Stefanie Sprong (TCD), and the joint winners of the inaugural award for presentation by an Early Career Researcher as Sarah Coughlan (TCD) and Niamh Dooley (RCSI).
Keynote: This year the keynote address was delivered by Professor Nic Timpson from the University of Bristol. Professor Timpson is the Principal Investigator of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC – Children of the 90s). His talk was on “The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: A longitudinal and multi-generation platform for collaborative research”. A copy of Professor Timpson’s slides can be downloaded here.
2021 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Where speakers have agreed, their slides are available below. For queries on the content of presentations, please contact the speakers directly.
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: A longitudinal and multi-generation platform for collaborative research – Professor Nic Timpson, University of Bristol
Session A – Work
Work values of 17/18-year-olds in GUI – Bharvi Dhall (MU)
The development of gendered occupational aspirations in the Republic of Ireland – Delma Byrne (MU)
Session B – Infancy
Longitudinal effects of birthweight on mental health of Irish children – Niamh Dooley (RCSI & TCIN)
Session C – Technology
Parental influences on excessive internet use among Irish adolescents – Conor O’Reilly (ESRI, UC)
Digital engagement and its association with adverse psychiatric symptoms: A longitudinal cohort study utilizing Latent Class Analysis – Ross Brannigan (TCD)
Session D – Migrants
Second generation migrants in Ireland: Language and reading development – Helen Russell (ESRI)
Session E –Health/Activities
Prevalence of online gambling among 20-year-olds in Ireland – Brendan Duggan (ESRI)
Explaining the social gradient in physical activity for Irish children and adolescents – Olivia McEvoy (TCD)
Session F – Education
Educational inequality: does is span three generations? – Emer Smyth (ESRI)