GUI Annual Conference 2017

Growing Up in Ireland Annual Conference 2017 – Tuesday 7th November in Croke Park, Dublin

Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, held its ninth annual research conference on Tuesday 7th November 2017 in Croke Park.

A major new report on the utilisation of GP services among children in the Infant Cohort, as well as a series of Key Findings on several aspects of the lives of 7/8-year-olds were launched on the day.

Keynote Speaker:  The keynote address was given by Professor Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology at UCL and Associate Director of the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS).

An updated programme is now available to download here.

An updated Book of Abstracts is available here.


The following presentations from the day are available to download. Only presenters’ names are displayed below. Please contact individual authors/presenters with queries.

Launch presentations:

Understanding Use of General Practitioner Services Among Children in Ireland: Evidence from the Infant Cohort of Growing Up in Ireland by Anne Nolan and Richard Layte

Key Findings from the 7/8 Year Postal Survey by James Williams


An equal start: the importance of evidence from longitudinal studies to support children’s health development by Professor Yvonne Kelly, UCL

Other papers:

Shaping educational experiences: a longitudinal analysis by Emer Smyth

Protective factors in the transition from primary to secondary school for students with special educational needs by Joanne Banks

Factors associated with the development and well-being of Irish children at 9 months and 3 years by Cristina Taut

A novel approach to investigating trauma and psychopathology in childhood – combining factor analysis with network analysis by Colm Healy

What you do versus who you are: Home learning activities, social origin and cognitive skills among young children in Ireland by Fran McGinnity

Rethinking parental values, aspirations and practices. Qualitative evidence from Growing Up in Ireland by Jane Gray

Growing up healthy in families across the globe: the challenge of harmonising five longitudinal child cohort studies by Patty Doran

Mental health of young migrants in Ireland – an analysis of the Growing Up in Ireland study by Sorcha Cotter

Polarisation or convergence? Relative or absolute measures of group differences by Dorothy Watson

Cariogenic food and drink consumption and dental problems in 3 and 5-year-olds in the GUI Infant Cohort by Michael Crowe