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July 2011

PhD Student Graduation

On Friday 1st July four doctoral students who have been based in the Children's Research Centre are to graduate with PhDs at the 3pm Commencements ceremony. They are:

  • Nicola Carr, Lecturer in Social Work in QUB - Supervisor: Eoin O'Sullivan
  • Mary Louise Corr, Research Associate in Research Institute for Social Sciences, Claus Moser Research Centre, Keele University - Supervisor: Paula Mayock
  • Jennifer Cronly, Living and working in Holland - Supervisor: Paula Mayock
  • Carmel Smith, Lecturer in Humanities and Social Studies in Carlow College - Supervisor: Sheila Greene

All their colleagues in the Children's Research Centre join in wishing them a great day on Friday and continued success in the future.


Growing Up in Ireland

Growing Up in Ireland Infant Cohort Data Workshop

Growing Up in Ireland will host the next Data Workshop to promote and support the use of the Infant Cohort dataset on Thursday July 14th 2011 from 10am to 1pm at the offices of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.

Training will cover a range of topics and is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the conduct of the study, the data themselves and supporting documentation. Researchers who have previously attended a data workshop on the Child Cohort dataset should note that this upcoming workshop will cover much of the same content.

Those interested in attending should contact Places are strictly limited and allocated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. 

The Growing Up in Ireland Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) from Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months) is now available from the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)

This initial dataset includes anonymised details on 11,000 nine-month-old infants born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008, along with those of their parents/guardians. Data collection for this group took place between September 2008 and April 2009.

The Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) provides many of the key variables from Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort and has been prepared in such a way as to protect the anonymity of all participants. The datafile is accompanied by a set of documents describing the data, their structure and content. 

Accessing the Data
Potential users wishing to access the anonymised data should apply to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at

About Growing Up in Ireland
Growing Up in Ireland
is a Government study. The Department of Health & Children is funding it through the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Department of Social Protection and the Central Statistics Office. The Office of the Minister for Children is overseeing and managing the study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is located in University College, Dublin. It holds a range of data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors.  More details on ISSDA are available at


Prof Sheila Greene

Professor Sheila Greene speaks at launch of the Minister for Health's Consultation Process on a new public health policy

Professor Sheila Greene was one of the invited speakers at the recent day-long meeting in the Royal College of Physicians to launch of the Minister for Health's Consultation Process on a new public health policy.

For copies of papers please see the Department of Health web site.
And for a pod cast of the event, please see


Last updated 21 November 2011 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).