Dr Jean Quigley - Principal Investigator
Jean Quigley is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Psychology, where she teaches modules in Psychology of Language and Qualitative Research. Her BA, MA and PhD degrees were awarded by the National University of Ireland. Her research interests are in language development, with particular reference to early first language acquisition and to neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been funded by the Irish Research Council to conduct longitudinal research on language acquisition in early infancy with infant siblings of children with autism. She is also using the Growing up in Ireland study data to investigate risk and protective factors for early language development.
Dr Elizabeth Nixon - Principal Investigator
Elizabeth Nixon is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Psychology, where she teaches modules in Child Development and Developmental Psychology. Her BA and MLitt Degrees in Psychology were awarded by the National University of Ireland, and her PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in the areas of parenting, family processes and children’s development, particularly within the context of parental separation, lone parenting and stepfamilies. She has been funded by the Department of Health and Children and the Irish Research Council to conduct several research projects on parenting and is a Co-Investigator on Growing up in Ireland (www.growingup.ie), the first national longitudinal study of children and their families in Ireland.
Current PhD Students
Chelo Del Rosario