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Dr Elizabeth Nixon

Dr. Liz Nixon

Elizabeth Nixon is an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology based in the School of Psychology and a Senior Research Fellow at the Children's Research Centre. Elizabeth received a BA and Master of Literature Degree in Psychology from UCD and a PhD in Psychology and Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics from TCD. Her doctoral research explored how parenting practices and family relationships are negotiated and experienced by children and their mothers within lone-mother households. Prior to taking up her lectureship in psychology, Elizabeth worked as a Research Fellow at the Children's Research Centre where she was involved in the first national Study of Intercountry Adoption in Ireland, funded by the Adoption Authority (published in 2007). She has received funding from the Department of Health and Children, Irish Research Council and Crisis Pregnancy Agency to conduct research into various aspects of parenting. From 2006-2014, she was Co-Investigator on Growing up in Ireland, Phase 1, the first national longitudinal study of children in Ireland, and is a Co-Investigator on Growing up in Ireland, Phase 2 (2015-2019). She teaches modules in Developmental Psychology, and on Child Development in Changing Family Contexts.

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Last updated 29 April 2015 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).