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 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’. You can view a video recording of the Minister’s address using the link further down this page.
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’.
Queries about the conference should be emailed to GUI.Conference@esri.ie.
2020 Conference Presentations
Where speakers have agreed, their slides are available below. Presentations listed without active links are awaiting files from presenters. Those where speakers have opted not to share their presentations online are not listed. For queries on the content of presentations, please contact the speakers directly.
Mental health among young people: Longitudinal evidence from the UK – Professor Emla Fitzsimons, University College London
Session A: Health
Session B: Family context
Session C: Activities
Session D: Emotional well-being
Session E: Parents
Session F: Education
Difficulties in the transition to second-level education: Comparing social background and gender gaps in Scotland and Ireland – Ivan Privalko
Session G: Socio-economic context
Session H: Well-being and context
Socio-emotional wellbeing and school social mix – Emer Smyth
The association between adolescent and maternal depressive symptoms: Evidence from a population-based cohort – Nicola Dalrymple
The role of secondary caregiver depression and attachment in developmental trajectories of externalising problems – Hannah Ross (updated 6th Nov 2020)
Session I: Early childhood development
Prevalence of parent-reported conduct problems in 5-year-old children in Ireland – Lorna Barry (updated 2nd Nov 2020)
Details of previous conferences are available using the links below: