GUI Annual Conference 2009

Growing Up in Ireland Research Conference 2009

Growing Up in Ireland’s inaugural Research Conference was held on Monday 7th December 2009 in Dublin Castle. Click here to see the Conference Brochure.

The aim of the one-day conference was to:

  1. present research findings from the study
  2. examine the contribution of the study to our understanding of children and childhood in Ireland
  3. consider the study’s research and policy potential and place it in an international context

The conference was opened by Mr Barry Andrews T.D., the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs who officially launched the first major report from the study on the Child Cohort, Growing Up in Ireland – The Lives of 9-Year-Olds (click here to download the full report and executive summary).

Presenters and Presentations

Over the course of the one-day conference papers were presented by members of the Growing Up in Ireland Study Team and a number of international keynote speakers.

Below is a list of the presentations and presenters from the conference as well as the option to see the powerpoint of each presentation.

  • 9-Year-Olds and their Families

Professor James Williams, Research Professor ESRI; Principal Investigator and Co-Director, Growing Up in Ireland

Professor Sheila Greene, Director, Children’s Research Centre, TCD; Co-Director, Growing Up in Ireland

Click here to see the presentation powerpoint

  • The Health of 9-Year-Olds

Professor Tom O’Dowd, Professor of General Practice, TCD; Management Group, Growing Up in Ireland Study Team

Professor Richard Layte, Joint Programme Coordinator of Health Research ESRI; Management Group, Growing Up in Ireland Study Team

Click here to see the presentation powerpoint

  • The Education of 9-Year-Olds

Professor Emer Smyth, Programme Coordinator of Research Education, ESRI; Management Group, Growing Up in Ireland Study Team

Professor Mona O’Moore, Assoicate Professor, School of Education, TCD; Management Group, Growing Up in Ireland Study Team

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  • The Power of the Longitudinal Method

Professor Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Unit, the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital

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  • The Value of Child Cohort Studies – Historical and International Perspectives

Professor John Bynner, Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences in Education at the Institute of Education, London

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  • Evidence for Policy – The Role of Child Cohort Studies in Public Policy

Dr. Satya Brink, Director of National Learning Policy Research with Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC)

Click here to see the presentation powerpoint

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