Dr. Jean Quigley

Dr. Jean Quigley

Associate Professor, Psychology

Research Associate

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Jean Quigley is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Psychology, Co-Director of the Infant and Child Research Laboratory and Director of the Psychology Conversion Course (H.Dip.Psych) in the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in the psychology of language, with particular reference to early first language acquisition and to language development in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current projects focus on the critical role of parent-infant interaction for language development. This research has been funded by the Irish Research Council and the HRB among other bodies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Jean Quigley, Mother's Infant Directed Speech (IDS) in face-to-face interaction with typically developing infants and infant siblings (SIBS-A) of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, aged 3 to 12 months, Enable Ireland, Dublin, 5 September 2012, 2012Invited Talk, 2012, TARA - Full Text
  • Jean Quigley, Prosody in dyadic interaction, Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, March 27, 2015Conference Paper, 2015
  • Bubulia, J., Trimble, T., Quigley, J., & Gordon, M.S. , Impact of vicarious trauma on barristers practicing criminal law: An armoury of resilience. , Cork Journal of Applied Psychology, 1, (1), 2015, p33 - 45Journal Article, 2015
  • Quigley, Jean & Sinead Mcnally, S., Maternal Education and Child Language: Predicting Positive Outcomes for Children of Low and Highly Educated Mothers, Child Language Seminar , University of Warwick, 21 July 2015, 2015Conference Paper, 2015
  • Ni Chuillean, S & Quigley, J.,, Recognising Voice: The Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10, (3), 2016, p140 - 152Journal Article, 2016, URL
  • McNally, S., McCrory, C., Quigley, J., Murray, A., , RESILIENCE IN EARLY CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT , International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, NL, 12-14 March 2015 , 2015Poster, 2015
  • Pertl, M., Hevey, D., Quigley, J., Constructing a discourse of cancer-related fatigue that can inform clinical practice, COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS, 13-15 November 2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012
  • Murray, A., McNally,S., Quigley, J. McCrory, C., Risk and resilience in early child language development, Psychological Society of Ireland annual conference, Galway, Ireland, 11-14 November 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014
  • Quigley, Jean, Babysibs: Dyadic prosody, 30th World Congress of the IALP, Dublin, Ireland, 21-25 August 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016, TARA - Full Text
  • Urm, Ada & Quigley, Jean, Father-infant interaction: 'Unpredictable' contingency & language development, XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 26 - 28, 2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016
  • Parental investment and child development in, editor(s)James Williams Emer Smyth Dorothy Watson Liz Nixon , Cherishing all the children equally? Ireland 100 years on from the Easter Rising., Dublin, Ireland, Oaktree, 2016, pp80 - 106, [Quigley, Jean & Nixon, Elizabeth]Book Chapter, 2016
  • McEvoy, J., Treacy, B., Quigley, J. , A matter of life and death: knowledge about the body and concept of death in adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , 61, (1), 2017, p89-98-Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Hourigan, S. & Quigley, J. , Influence of the Home Learning Environment on Expressive Language Ability Age 3: Evidence from Growing Up in Ireland, Childlinks, (1), 2017, p2 - 8Journal Article, 2017
  • Quigley, J. & Nixon, E., Infant language predicts Fathers' vocabulary in Infant Directed Speech, Journal of Child Language, 47, (1 Special Issue), 2020, p146 - 158Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Quigley, J., Nixon, E. & Lawson, S., Exploring the association of infant receptive language and pitch variability in fathers' infant directed speech, Journal of Child Language, 46, (4), 2019, p800 - 811Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • McNally, S., McCrory, C., Quigley, J. & Murray, A., Decomposing the social gradient in children's vocabulary skills at 3 years of age: a mediation analysis using data from a large representative cohort study, Infant Behaviour & Development, 57, 2019Journal Article, 2019
  • McNally, S., Darmody, M. & Quigley, J., The social-emotional development of language minority five-year-old children living in Ireland. , Irish Educational Studies, 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Conica, M., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Fathers' but not Mothers' Repetition of Children's Utterances at Age Two is Associated with Child Vocabulary at Age Four. , Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 191, 2020, pdoi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2019.10Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Kelly, L., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Father-child shared book-reading in light- and heavy-text conditions. , TALKBANK, 2020Dataset, 2020, URL
  • Nandy, A, Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Parental toy play and toddlers' socio-emotional development: The moderating role of coparenting dynamics., Infant Behaviour & Development , 60, 2020, p101465 -Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Molloy, EJ, Daly, M, Ryan, P, Corcoran, P, Bokde, A, Quigley, J, Nixon, E, Brennan, S, Devane, D, Watson, M, Corcoran, B, Murray, D, O'Farrell, F, Keogh, S, Ni Bhraonain, E, Boylan, G., Parental Involvement in a Multidisciplinary PhD programme in Neonatal Brain Injury, HRB Open Research, 3, 2020, p40-Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Del Rosario, C., Slevin, M., Molloy, E., Quigley, J. & Nixon, E., How to use the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development., Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice., 106, (2), 2021, p108 - 112Journal Article, 2021
  • Nandy, A. Nixon, E. & Quigley, J., Communicative functions of parents' child directed speech across dyadic and triadic contexts., Journal of Child Language, 48, (6), 2021, p1281 - 1294Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Nandy, A, Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Observed and reported coparenting and toddlers' adaptive functioning., Infant & Child Development, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Nix, L., Nixon, E., Quigley, J., Keane, V., Perinatal depression and children's developmental outcomes at 2 years postpartum, Early Human Development, 2021Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • O'Leary, N., Jairaj, C., Nixon, E., Quigley, J. & Keane, V. , Antenatal depression and maternal infant directed speech during the first postnatal year. , Infant Behaviour & Development. , 64, 2021, p101465 -Journal Article, 2021, DOI
  • Quigley, J. & Nixon, E. , Parent child directed speech in dyadic and triadic interaction: Associations with coparenting dynamics and child language outcomes. , Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 58, 2022, p125 - 135Journal Article, 2022, DOI
  • Kelly, L., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J., The Dynamics of Conversational Turn-Taking in Father-Child and Mother-Child Interaction. , Language Development Research, 2, (1), 2022, p37 - 68Journal Article, 2022, DOI , URL
  • Ataman, M., Quigley, J. Nixon, E., Parent-Infant Interaction and Language Development of Preterm Infants, Summer Neurolingustics School 2020, 2020Poster, 2020
  • Quigley, J., & Nixon, E. , Toddler Talk: Gender and Context Effects. , IASCL 2021 , July 15-23 2021, 2021Poster, 2021
  • Quigley, J. & McNally, S., Maternal response patterns to infant vocalisations: A comparison of at-genetic-risk-for-autism (HR) infants and a group of low-risk (LR) controls, Neuropsychiatrie de l Enfance et de l Adolescence , IACAPAP 2012 20th World Congress, Paris, July 2012, 60, (5), Elsevier, 2012Published Abstract, 2012, DOI
  • Ataman-Devrim, M. Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Joint Attention Episodes during Interactions with Fathers but not Mothers at Age Two is Associated with Expressive Language at Age Three, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 226, (105569), 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Quigley, J & McNally, S., Maternal IDS is differently associated with ASibs language and JA ar 18 months compared ot TD peers., International Conference of Infant Studies, Virtual, July 6-9 2020, 2020Poster, 2020
  • Del Rosario, C., Nixon, E., Quigley, J., Whitehouse, A. & Mayberry, M., Parent-child interaction and developmental outcomes in children with typical and elevated likelihood of autism., Infant Behaviour & Development. , 71, (101830), 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Conica, M., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Domain-Specific and Cross-Domain Effects of the Home Literacy and Numeracy Environment at Three Years on Children"s Academic Competencies at Five and Nine Years., Developmental Psychology, 2023, p1-15Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Conica, M., Kelly, L., Nixon, E., Quigley, J. , Father and Toddler Language During Shared Book Reading with Text"Based and Wordless Picture Books, Reading Research Quarterly, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Hannigan, B., Gaffney, M., Wanrooij, T., & Quigley. J. , The personal and relational ideologies of master therapists. , European Journal for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy,, 13, 2023, p1 - 17Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Conica, M., Nixon, E. & Quigley, J., Interparental Relationship Satisfaction from Nine Months to Nine Years and Children"s Socioemotional Competencies at Nine Years, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Conica, M., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Talk outside the box: Parents" decontextualised language during preschool years relates to child numeracy and literacy skills in middle childhood., Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 236, (105746), 2023Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Coughlan, S., Quigley, J., & Nixon, E, Preterm Birth and Expressive Language Development across the First 5 Years of Life: A Nationally-Representative Longitudinal Path Analysis. , Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 65, 2023, p417 - 427Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Quigley, J. & Nixon, E., Parent-toddler play talk: Toddler speech is differentially associated with paternal and maternal speech in interaction., First Language, 2023, p1-21Journal Article, 2023, DOI
  • Coughlan, S., Quigley, J., & Nixon, E., Parent-infant conversations are differentially associated with the development of Preterm- and Term-born infants, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 239, (105809), 2024Journal Article, 2024, DOI
  • Devrim Ataman, M., Quigley, J. & Nixon, E., Preterm toddlers's joint attention episodes during dyadic interactions with their mothers and fathers compared to full-term toddlers at age 2 years., Infant Behaviour and Development, 74, (101915), 2024Journal Article, 2024, DOI
  • Coughlan, S., Quigley, J., & Nixon, E., The synergistic effects of preterm birth and parent gender on the linguistic and interactive features of parent-infant conversations., Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 2024Journal Article, 2024, DOI
  • Ataman Devrim, Nixon, E., Quigley, J., Neonatal risk and coordinated joint attention episodes with mothers and fathers relate to language skills of preterm children aged 2-4 years, Cognitive Development, 70, (101456), 2024Journal Article, 2024, DOI
  • Putnam, S. P., Selec, E., French, B., Gartstein, M.A., Lira Luttges, B. and 489 Members of the Global Temperament Project, The Global Temperament Project: Parent-Reported Temperament in Infants, Toddlers and Children from 59 Nations, Developmental Psychology, 60, (5), 2024, p916 - 941Journal Article, 2024, DOI
  • Quigley, J, Psychology and grammar:The construction of the autobiographical self., Theory & Psychology, 11, 2001, p147 - 170Journal Article, 2001
  • Quigley, J., The Grammar of Autobiography: A Developmental Account, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2000, 240ppBook, 2000
  • Quigley, J, The Child's Autobiographical Self, Irish Journal of Psychology, Special Issue on Developmental Psychology in Ireland, 21, (3/4), 2000Journal Article, 2000
  • Quigley, J, Modality and Tense in Children's Autobiographical Accounts, Narrative Inquiry, 9, (2), 1999, p279 - 302Journal Article, 1999
  • Quigley, J, The Provision of Adult Literacy Education in Ireland, Dublin, Dept. of Education, 1993Report, 1993
  • Quigley, J. , A longitudinal analysis of Maternal Infant Directed Speech (IDS) to preverbal infants at-risk for ASD., International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) , San Diego, California, May 11-15 2011, 2011Poster, 2011
  • Quigley, J., A grammatical analysis of Infant Directed Speech., 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Montreal, Canada, 19-23 July 2011, 2011Poster, 2011
  • Ni Chuillean, S & Quigley, J., Assessing Recollection and Familiarity in Low Functioning Autism, Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 10.1007/s10803-012-1, 2012Journal Article, 2012, URL
  • Quigley, J. & McNally, S., Maternal communicative style in interaction with infant siblings of children with autism, Language, Interaction & Acquisition, 4, (1), 2013, p51 - 69Journal Article, 2013
  • Quigley, J. & McNally, S., Maternal response patterns to infant vocalisations, Early Language Acquisition, Lyon, France, 5-7 December 2012, 2012Poster, 2012
  • Children's construction of porn in an Irish primary school: Implications for boys. in, editor(s)Kiely, E. & Leane, M. , Sexualities and Irish Society, Ireland, Blackhall Press, 2014, pp321 - 347, [Afra, A. & Quigley, J.]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Pertl, M., Quigley, J. Hevey, D. , I'm not complaining because I'm alive': Barriers to the emergence of a discourse of cancer-related fatigue., Psychology & Health, 29, (2), 2014, p141 - 161Journal Article, 2014
  • Quigley, J., Mother's Infant Directed Speech with infants at risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Annual conference Irish Speech & Language Therapists, Dublin, April 19, 2013Conference Paper, 2013, TARA - Full Text
  • Quigley, J. & McNally, S. , Mother-infant interaction corpus: Infant siblings at risk of autism spectrum disorders and typically developing infants. , Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES). Carnegie Mellon University., 2014Dataset, 2014, URL
  • Quigley, J., McNally, S., Lawson, S. , Prosody in infant-mother dyads at-risk of autism., Child Language Seminar, Manchester, UK, June 2013, 2013Poster, 2013
  • McNally, S. & Quigley, J. , An Irish cohort study of risk and protective factors for infant language development at 9 months., Infant & Child Development. , 23, (6), 2014, p634 - 649Journal Article, 2014
  • Quigley, J., McNally, S., & Lawson, S. , Prosodic patterns in interaction of low-risk and high-risk-for-autism infants and their mothers at 12 and 18 months. , Language, Learning & Development, 12, (3), 2016, p295 - 310Journal Article, 2016, URL
  • O'Mara, S.M., Mangaoang, M.A., McMackin, D.M., Quigley, J., Relationship Of Language Disorder To Mnemonic Deficits After Unilateral Hippocampectomy In Human Patients, 2003Meeting Abstract

Research Expertise

My research area is child language development. Language is critical for academic and social success, even in the early preschool years. The purpose of my research is to contribute to understanding how language develops and to impact on improving the language abilities of both neurodiverse and neurotypical children. I am the only academic in the School of Psychology with research expertise in this key subdiscipline of psychology. I have published a book with a key international publisher, my research is published in international high impact factor journals in the field, and is included in special issues and in metaanalyses. My datasets are archived in the largest open access repository for spoken language data and are available to researchers worldwide. I am a founding Co-Director of the Infant and Child Research Laboratory in the School of Psychology. This has attracted significant funding (e.g. Health Research Board), collaborations (e.g. TCD School of Medicine) and international postgraduate students. Currently five funded PhD candidates are working on projects related to my research agenda. My work, identifying environmental, family and child factors that impact on child language development and are amenable to intervention, as well as contributing knowledge, is directly relevant to parents, educators and children. There are three main strands to my research agenda: " Longitudinal studies that aim to elucidate the risk and protective factors associated with child language development over time; " Experimental and observational studies of Parent-Child Interaction, the infrastructure for language development, with a unique focus on measuring fathers" contribution to child outcomes; " Studies of language development in atypical contexts, for example, Down Syndrome, Neonatal Encephalopathy, Preterm Birth, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and maternal depression.

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    Mother's Infant Directed speech in face to face interaction with normally developing infants and infant siblings of children with ASD
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    Language interventions with non-verbal ASD children
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    Embodiment and medical technology
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  • NUI Scholarship awarded for postgraduate study, 1st Place in Class, 1st Class Honours BA. 1987
  • International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) 2010
  • Irish Association of Applied Linguistics IRAAL 1999
  • Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) Present
  • External Examiner PhD UU 2013
  • External Examiner PhD TCD 2010
  • Reviewer: Autism & Developmental Language Impairments Child Development Early Childhood Research Quarterly First Language Journal of Nonverbal Behavior Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Philosophical Psychology Theory & Psychology 2000-present
  • External Examiner PhD DCU 2010
  • External Examiner MSc Thesis UCD 2011
  • External HETAC Programmatic Review School of Arts DBS BA & HDip Psychology 2014
  • Academic panel Grant Application reviewer AUTISTICA UK 2019
  • President & Editor of TCD School of Psychology Student Journal 2012-2016
  • Member of Editorial Board Psychoanalytsiche Perspectieven 2011-
  • Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference Adjudication Panel Member 2008