Research Theme: Poverty, Disadvantage and Inequality 

 

 

Name: Tricia Keilthy

Institution: Society of St Vincent De Paul

Contact: tricia.keilthy@svp.ie

Completion: July 2020

Funder:  N/A

 

Project:  The SVP is a large, national voluntary organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion.  The Social Policy team intend to conduct analysis of GUI, SILC and HBS to identify the patterns and predictors of child and family poverty.  This analysis will be used to develop social policy positions and submissions for the SVP and advocate for progressive change for those we assist, among policy makers and other relevant external audiences.  Key topics that will be explored included: child poverty, lone parenthood and employment, risk and resilience among disadvantaged groups and expenditure patterns of low income households.

 

 

Name: Claire O’Toole

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Contact: toclare@gmail.com

Completion: August 2017

Funder: N/A

 

Project: I'm interested in using GUI data to explore the feminisation of poverty in Ireland for my masters dissertation in Applied Social Research at TCD.

 

 

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Project(2017): I am researching the capacity of a programme ‘Brainology’ to change 1 st year student’s mindsets from fixed to growth – according to Carol Dweck’s ‘Implicit Theories of Intelligence’. I am particularly interested in whether this programme can also change the ‘attitudes to education’ of students in a DEIS school. The GUI information will help me to frame attitudes nationally so better to compare and contrast with attitudes within my cohort.

This project is also recorded under education.

 

 

Name: Orla Doyle

Institution: University College Dublin

Contact: orla.doyle@ucd.ie

Completion: 31/12/2020

Funder: N/A

 

Project: The aim of this project is to compare the cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes of children who participated in the Preparing for Life early intervention programme to the nationally representative sample of children in the GUI infant cohort age 3 and 5. There are a number of overlaps between the PFL study and the GUI study in terms of the instruments used to measure children's skills e.g. both use the British Ability Scales. By comparing the outcomes of children from the PFL study who received the high treatment intervention, who are a high risk low-SES group, to the outcomes of the representative Irish sample, it will be possible to determine whether the program had an impact on reducing social inequalities in children's skills.

 

 

Description of project only

 

Project (2017): Undertaking an undergraduate economics research project on either epilepsy is evenly distributed between all socio-economic classes or whether betting patterns track economic growth.

 

 

Name:  Richard McClelland

Institution: Trinity College Dublin

Contact: mcclellr@tcd.ie

Completion: 31/10/2017

Funder: N/A

 

Project:  This Master's thesis will adopt a title not unlike 'The importance of adequate warmth in the home and its effect on parental depression and mood and child happiness'. I have previously been involved in research into the effects of fuel poverty on people's wellbeing, and although the GUI data perhaps cannot be used to determine whether a house is fuel poor, there are key items/variables which can be used to produce a thesis with the title I have proposed.

 

 

Name: Emily McKiernan

Institution: Maynooth University

Contact: Delma.Byrne@nuim.ie (Dissertation supervisor)

Completion: 30/04/2016

Funder: N/A

 

Project: The influence of socio-economic background on the health of children at age 13.

 

 

Name: Clodagh Barnes

Institution: Maynooth University

Contact: Delma.Byrne@nuim.ie (dissertation supervisor)

Completion: 30/04/2016

Funder: N/A

Project: A study to determine if there is an association between the recession and the mental health of a child. 

 

 

Name: John Cullinan
Institution: NUI Galway
Contact: john.cullinan@nuigalway.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: An investigation of socioeconomic inequality in the prevalence of autism and ADHD in Ireland. 

 

 

Name: Michael Drew
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: michael.drew@ucdconnect.ie
Completion: 2018

 

Project: My research area is food poverty and food insecurity. I am interested to review the responses to questions in the GUI child cohort (9 and 13 years) surveys that link with child poverty issues. Specifically, data from questions related to food poverty will be compared between waves and with other outcomes recorded by the survey. 

 

 

Name: Alan Kelly
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: a.kelly@tcd.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in several research themes in the area of health and health utilisation with regard to levels of material deprivation in the family and the perceived quality of the neighbourhood/community/school, with a special focus on: Development of a household-level measure of material deprivation; development of a neighbourhood/community quality score; contrast neighbourhood/community quality score as perceived by parent and child; develop a score for schools and relate this to the child's status; healthcare utilisation in relation to household deprivation; level of accidents in relation to community quality score and household deprivation; relationship between the family's (particularly child's) disease profile and neighbourhood/community quality score; links between pet ownership and respiratory problems; prevalence of smoking and alcohol use in family and links with child's health status; prevalence of child's serious behavioural problems in relation to household levels of deprivation and school quality scores and develop a risk profile score for families considering patterns of parental smoking, drinking and household and neighbourhood deprivation. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Health. 

 

 

Name: Kimberley Lee
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in research proposal: Aspects of resilience among children growing up in disadvantages backgrounds. I am enrolled as a PhD student in Child and Youth Research under the school of Psychology in Trinity. 

 

 

Name: Anne O'Farrell
Institution: Health Service Executive
Contact: anne.ofarrell@hse.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: This research focuses on identifying those in fuel poverty.

 

 

Name: Christopher T. Whelan
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: christopher.whelan@ucd.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Exploration of the relationship between socio-economic background, material circumstances, levels of deprivation and parental educational practices and aspirations, school characteristics and educational outcomes. 

 

 

Name: Withheld 
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: September 2014

 

Project: I am currently a sociology student and I intend to use the GUI survey data for my MA dissertation project. The title is: Defining and Measuring Child Poverty in Ireland Today through the Growing Up in Ireland Study. This will be a mixed methods project with an intention to use both qualitative and quantitative data from the GUI study in order to define and measure poverty from the point of view of children. I will pay particular focus to questions asked of children and the responses given in the child cohort with the aim of examining how children see themselves, their lives and others around them in relation to the signifiers of poverty.  

 

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