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Pregnancy, nutrition, health and health services (School of Public Health)

This cluster studies the bio-psycho-social mechanisms which impact the development of physical and mental health. The long term goal is to create effective services to prevent health problems. The research projects use longitudinal, intergenerational and experimental designs with singletons and

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Complex Care and Health and Child Well-being (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems)

This cluster focuses on children with complex care needs, children who have multiple care needs who require access to multiple health support services as a result of a congenital, chronic or acquired illness. Grounded in a rights-based approach research in

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Children’s rights and citizenship and well-being (School of Law, Education, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)

This cluster explores children’s rights as these relate to their everyday lives across a range of social, cultural and institutional contexts.  Drawing on national and international human rights laws, norms and standards, including domestic legislation, the Irish Constitution, the European

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Economics of child well-being (School of Economics)

This cluster focuses on understanding how a child’s environment influences their life course. Research in this cluster explores the role of socioeconomics inequalities in childhood and their consequences for later labour market outcomes such as employment and wages. Growing up

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Learning, development and educational well-being (School of Education)

This cluster focuses on exploring the impact of education on children’s rights and well-being across all sectors from early years through to secondary schooling. Research on issues related to the experience of equalities/inequalities across different groups (e.g minority ethnic and

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Psycho-social health and well-being (School of Psychology)

This cluster focuses on the risk and protective factors influencing mental health and well-being from early years through to adolescence and youth. Research on issues of stress, depression, alcohol consumption, self esteem and social support are explored. Suicide is considered

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