GUI Conferences

Growing Up in Ireland 12th Annual Research Conference – Thursday 22nd October 2020 (online)

Growing Up in Ireland – the National Longitudinal Study of Children, held its twelfth annual research conference on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. The conference focused on research based on Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) data.

The conference was held as a virtual web event this year. The  revised programme is available here.  The book of abstracts can be can be downloaded here.

The event was opened by Minister Dr Roderic O’Gorman T.D. who also announced the recipient of the DCEDIY award for best policy paper at the conference. The award was won by Dr. Gretta Mohan for her presentation titled ‘The influence of caregiver’s migration status on child’s use of healthcare services’.

Keynote: This year the keynote address was delivered by Professor Emla Fitzsimons from University College London. Professor Fitzsimons is the Director of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study, which has many parallels with Growing Up in Ireland, and she has a particular research interest in the development of human capital and skills over the life course.

Professor Fitzsimons spoke on the topic of ‘Mental health among young people: longitudinal evidence from the UK’.

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