A wave of new research has been completed by our assistant researchers for the academic year of 2015–16. Titles and abstracts summarising the research may be found in the Previous Research section of this website. The research was conducted by Eoin Howley, Anna Sakura Connolly, Eilis O'Leary, and Julia McGrath as part of their Final Year Projects. Any queries about the research may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding opportunity: PhD level funded position available
Start date: September 2017
The Infant & Child Research Laboratory at School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, is looking for a self-motivated student to contribute to a longitudinal project examining Parent-Infant Interaction and Child Development. This is a dedicated lab space supporting primarily observational research with infants, children and their families http://www.infantandchildresearchlab.com/. The position will provide funding for a three year fulltime PhD (tuition plus annual stipend). The position is a joint venture between the School of Psychology TCD and Dept. of Paediatrics & Child Health, School of Medicine TCD.
The project, headed by Dr. Jean Quigley & Dr. Elizabeth Nixon, and in collaboration with Professor Eleanor Molloy, builds on an existing database of longitudinal recordings of parents and infants using the Mangold INTERACT system. The student would work closely with the lab directors to collect new data with a variety of clinical cohorts. There are significant opportunities for novel analyses of existing datasets in conjunction with the data to be collected with the new clinical groups for development of a thesis.
Applicants for this PhD position should have academic qualifications appropriate for entry to doctoral level research, at least a completed BA or BSc honours level degree in psychology from an accredited course (minimum 2.1 award) (required)
- Strong interpersonal qualities (required)
- Experience with child research participants (desired)
- Experience with standardised test administration (e.g., BSID, WAIS, WPPSI) (desired)
- Experience of observational methodology and with CLAN, INTERACT, Praat (desired)
The successful applicant will have to apply to Trinity College Dublin before being finally accepted to undertake this PhD. The awarding of the funding is dependent on the successful applicant being accepted for a PhD by the School of Psychology TCD. The funding will be awarded initially for a period of one year. However, if progress is satisfactory, the funding will be awarded for a further two years.