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Orla Doyle

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Economics
Geary Institute
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7164637
Email: orla.doyle@ucd.ie

Biography

The core focus of my research is a micro analysis of human behaviour. My areas of expertise include the economics of human development, health economics, labour economics, political behaviour, early child development and education, and methods for evaluating policy interventions. Over the last eight years I have developed, led, and consolidated a large research programme dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of early childhood intervention programmes using experimental and quasi-experimental designs. I have a particular interest in developing and applying new statistical and methodology techniques to improve the internal and external validity of randomised controlled trials. 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2016.
Title: Career Development Award
Year: 2013.
Title: Winner of the Irish Research Council (IRC) Digital Research Poster Competition
Year: 2015.
Title: Novartis prize for the best paper in Health Economics
Year: 2001.
Title: Government of Ireland Research Scholarship administered by Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2001-2004, ¿36,000
Year: 2003.
Title: Marie Curie Fellowship
Year: 2002.
Title: Marie Curie Fellowship
Year: 2001.
Title: Department of Economics Research Studentship, Trinity College Dublin, 2001-2003
Year: 2002.
Title: Scholarship from the Czech government
Year: 2000.
Title: Trinity College Postgraduate Award, 2000-2001
Year: 2012.
Title: Barrington Medal

Associations

Association: Irish Economic Association, Function/Role: Council member
Association: American Economic Association , Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Doyle, O (2016) [Invited Lecture], University of Queensland. Invited seminar speaker at the Parenting & Family Support Centre, Brisbane, Australia , 15-NOV-16 - 15-NOV-16.
Doyle, O (2016) [Invited Lecture], Invited seminar speaker at the Melbourne Institute for Economic and Social Research, Melbourne, Australia , 24-NOV-16 - 24-NOV-16.
Doyle O (2016) [Invited Lecture], Invited seminar speaker at Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University , 19-SEP-16 - 19-SEP-16.
Doyle O (2016) [Invited Lecture], Invited seminar speaker at Human Development and Social Policy seminar series, Northwestern University , 27-SEP-16 - 27-SEP-16.
Doyle O (2016) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], PFL: The Results Conference, UCD, Dublin , 31-AUG-16 - 31-AUG-16.
Doyle O (2016) [Invited Lecture], Invited seminar speaker at Centre for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago , 21-SEP-16 - 21-SEP-16.
Girard, L.C., Côté, S., Lauzon-Guillain, B., Dubois, L., Falissard, B., Forhan, A., Doyle, O., Bernard, J.Y., Heude, B., Saurel-Cubizolles, M.J., Kaminski, M., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R.E., & the EDEN mother-child cohort study group (2016) Factors associated with breastfeeding initiation rates: A comparison between two countries. [Other], 15th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic , 29-MAY-16 - 02-JUN-16.
Girard, L.C., Doyle, O., & Tremblay, R.E. (2015) Social competence and communication in the toddler years: What's the connection and how is parental warmth implicated. [Oral Presentation], Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland Annual Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 10-DEC-15 - 10-DEC-15.
Girard, L.C., Pingault, J.B., Doyle, O., Falissard, B., & Tremblay, R.E. (2015) Expressive language ability and pro-social behaviour in early childhood: Longitudinal associations from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Geary Summer Symposium on Early Childhood Research, Dublin, Ireland , 15-JUL-15 - 15-JUL-15.
Girard, L.C., Doyle, O., & Tremblay, R.E. (2015) The Impact of Breastfeeding on Children's Cognitive and Non-cognitive Development: One Step Closer to Addressing the Notion of Causality. [Oral Presentation], Growing Up in Ireland Annual Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 03-DEC-15 - 03-DEC-15.
Doyle O (2016) Preparing for Life: Testing the Effectiveness of a Five Year Early Intervention Programme in Ireland. [Keynote Address], Helping Families Change Conference 2016, Banff, Canada , 03-FEB-16 - 05-FEB-16.
Doyle O (2016) Preparing for Life: The Results Part II. [Plenary Lecture], PFL Policy Seminar II, Mansion House, Dublin , 22-JUN-16 - 22-JUN-16.
Doyle O (2016) Can targeted and intensive home visiting programmes improve child development? Evidence from a 5-year RCT. [Oral Presentation], 15th World Association for Infant Mental Health World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic , 29-MAY-16 - 02-JUN-16.
Doyle O (2016) Intervening Early to Promote Children¿s Health and Development: An RCT of the Preparing for Life Programme. [Invited Lecture], Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland , 19-MAY-16 - 19-MAY-16.
Doyle O (2016) Intervening Early to Promote Children¿s Health and Development: An RCT of the Preparing for Life Programme. [Invited Lecture], Novartis Ireland, Dublin, Ireland , 29-APR-16 - 29-APR-16.
Doyle O (2016) Preparing for Life: The Results Part I. [Plenary Lecture], PFL Policy Seminar I, Mansion House, Dublin , 17-MAY-16 - 17-MAY-16.
Doyle O (2016) Investing in Early Childhood: Examples of Research and Evaluation in Ireland. [Keynote Address], Early Childhood Ireland 2016 Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 15-APR-16 - 16-APR-16.
Doyle, O (2016) Preparing for Life: Testing the effectiveness of early intervention in an Irish experimental trial. [Invited Lecture], TCD Department of Economics Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland , 19-JAN-16 - 19-JAN-16.
Orla Doyle (2014) [Invited Lecture], Xiamen University, Seminar presentation at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, China , 27-OCT-14 - 27-OCT-14.
Orla Doyle (2014) [Invited Lecture], IEA Early Intervention Conference, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin , 21-NOV-14 - 21-NOV-14.
Orla Doyle (2015) [Oral Presentation], Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference 2015, Philadelphia, US , 19-MAR-15 - 21-MAR-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Early Skill Formation and the Efficiency of Parental Investment: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Home Visiting. [Invited Oral Presentation], Early care interventions and their effects: An interdisciplinary workshop, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University, Denmark , 31-AUG-15 - 01-SEP-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Early Intervention and Child Health: Evidence from a Dublin Based Trial¿. [Oral Presentation], Irish Economic Association Annual Conference, Institute of Bankers, Dublin , 07-MAY-15 - 07-MAY-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Preparing for Life: Testing the effectiveness of early intervention in an Irish experimental trial. [Invited Lecture], University of Queensland, Parenting & Family Support Centre, Brisbane, Australia , 18-MAY-15 - 18-MAY-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Preparing for Life: Testing the effectiveness of early intervention in an Irish experimental trial. [Invited Lecture], University of Sydney, Sydney Nursing School, Australia , 21-MAY-15 - 21-MAY-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Preparing for Life: Testing the effectiveness of early intervention in an Irish experimental trial. [Invited Lecture], Novartis Ireland, Dublin , 01-JUL-15 - 01-JUL-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Early Intervention and Child Health: Evidence from a Dublin Based Trial. [Oral Presentation], European Economics Association Annual Congress, Mannheim, Germany , 24-AUG-15 - 27-AUG-15.
Orla Doyle (2015) Testing the Effectiveness of Early Intervention in an Irish Experimental Trial. [Keynote Address], 34th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Conference, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland , 19-FEB-15 - 19-FEB-15.
Orla Doyle, Judy Lovett & Lauren Smith (2014) Seeking ¿that magic ingredient¿: Investigating father involvement in Preparing for Life. [Oral Presentation], 14th World Association for Infant Mental Health Word Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland , 14-JUN-14 - 18-JUN-14.
Doyle, O (2014) Birth, Books, Bands & Babies: Testing the Effectiveness of Early Intervention in the Preparing for Life Trial. [Invited Lecture], UCD Geary Institute Seminar Series, University College Dublin , 08-APR-14 - 08-APR-14.
Doyle (2014) Why are Economists Interested in Early Childhood Intervention?. [Invited Lecture], Journées de la Prevention, Paris- Centre Universitaire des Saints-Peres. INPES- Institut National de Prevention et d¿Education Pour la Santé , 05-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14.
Doyle, O (2014) The Economics of Early Childhood Intervention. [Keynote Address], Community Mothers Summer Workshop, Bray, Co. Wicklow , 19-JUN-14 - 19-SEP-14.
Doyle O (2013) Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2013 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, US , 03-OCT-13 - 05-OCT-13.
Doyle O (2013) Evaluating the early effectiveness of the Preparing for Life programme. [Invited Oral Presentation], Opening Conference Trygfonden's Centre for Child Research, Aarhus, Denmark , 29-AUG-13 - 31-AUG-13.
Doyle O (2013) Conducting Experimental Evaluations: Example from an Irish Early Intervention Programme. [Invited Lecture], Psychological Society Division of Teachers and Researchers in Psychology Conference, University College Cork, Ireland , 21-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Doyle O (2013) Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes. [Oral Presentation], 22nd European Workshop on Econometrics and Health Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam , 04-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13.
Doyle O (2012) Experimental Evidence on the Early Effectiveness of Intervention in Childhood. [Invited Lecture],  Queens University Belfast Management School, Research in Economics and Finance seminar series, Queens University Belfast Management School , 02-NOV-12 - 02-NOV-12.
Doyle O (2012) Preparing for Life programme. [Keynote Address],  North Dublin Hospital Group (NDHG), Inaugural Conference on Collaborative Lifespan Research, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin , 29-NOV-12 - 29-NOV-12.
Doyle O (2013) Preventing Early Deprivation: The North Dublin experiment. [Invited Oral Presentation], World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions, Sao Paulo, Brazil , 26-JUN-13 - 29-JUN-13.
Doyle O (2013) Experimental Evidence on the Early Effectiveness of Intervention in Childhood. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Irish Economic Policy, Institute of Bankers , 01-FEB-13 - 01-FEB-13.
Doyle O (2013) Evaluating the early effectiveness of the Preparing for Life programme: Experimental evidence from a childhood intervention. [Invited Lecture], Department of Economics, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 08-MAR-13 - 08-MAR-13.
Doyle O (2013) Experimental Evidence on the Early Effectiveness of Intervention in Childhood - Preparing for Life programme. [Keynote Address], Temple St. Children's University Hospital Audit Day, emple St. Children¿s University Hospital , 21-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13.
Doyle, O (2012) Running Experiments: Example from an Irish Early Intervention Programme. [Invited Oral Presentation], Policy Experiments: Maximising Impact, Institute of Government, London , 12-OCT-12 - 12-OCT-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Education and Voter Abstention - More American Exceptionalism?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Turnout, Public Opinion and Elections Conference, Univeristy College Dublin , 31-MAY-12 - 01-JUN-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Issues in Experimental Evaluation. [Invited Oral Presentation], Public Service Evaluation Network, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform , 17-MAY-12 - 17-MAY-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Breaking the Cycle of Deprivation An Experimental Evaluation of an Early Childhood Intervention. [Invited Lecture], Barrington lecture. Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 18-APR-12 - 18-APR-12.
Doyle, O (2012) The Early Effectiveness of an Experimental Early Childhood Intervention: Preparing for Life. [Invited Lecture], University of Stirling, Economics Division seminar series, University of Stirling, Scotland , 08-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Child Care in Infancy and Cognitive Performance until Middle Childhood in the Millennium Cohort Study. [Invited Oral Presentation], Marie Curie International Exchange Program Meeting, St. Justine Hospital, Montreal, Canada , 03-JUN-12 - 04-JUN-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Evaluating the Early Effectiveness of the Preparing for Life Programme. [Invited Lecture], Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), ESRI, Dublin , 24-MAY-12 - 24-MAY-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Early Educational Investment as an Economic Recovery Strategy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Dublin Economic Workshop Conference on Irish Economy Policy, Croke Park, Dublin , 27-JAN-12 - 27-JAN-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCL Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Accumulation Conference, University College London , 25-JUN-12 - 26-JUN-12.
Doyle, O (2012) Evaluating the Early Effectiveness of an Irish Early Intervention Programme. [Invited Oral Presentation], Early Interventions and Future Well-being, Welsh Government, Cardiff University, Wales , 12-JUL-12 - 12-JUL-12.
Doyle, O; (2011) Evaluation of the Preparing for Life Early Childhood Intervention Programme. [Invited Lecture], Harris School of Public Policy. Internal seminar, Chicago, USA , 29-MAR-11 - 29-MAR-11.
Doyle, O; (2011) Who uses and benefits from childcare? A cross-national analysis of childcare and disadvantaged children. [Oral Presentation], Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada , 31-MAR-11 - 02-APR-11.
Doyle, O; (2011) Longtitudinal Studies in Ireland & The Irish Policy Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], Marie Curie International Exchange Program Launch Meeting, St. Justine Hospital, Montreal, Canada , 03-APR-11 - 04-APR-11.
Doyle, O; (2011) Preparing for Life: Early Intervention with families to improve child and family outcomes. [Invited Oral Presentation], What¿s Working for Children Conference: Evidence Based Practice, the What, Why and How, Dublin, Ireland , 11-MAY-11 - 12-MAY-11.
Doyle, O; (2011) Child development. [Invited Oral Presentation], Establishing a Baseline Knowledge on the Development of Haitian Children, New York University, New York, USA , 20-MAY-11 - 21-MAY-11.
Doyle, O (2011) The Irish Policy Context & Longtitudinal Studies in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Marie Curie International Exchange Program, St. Justine Hospital, Montreal , 03-APR-11 - 04-APR-11.
Doyle, O (2011) Evaluation of the Preparing for Life early childhood intervention programme. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queens University Belfast Management School, Queens University Belfast , 15-APR-11 - 15-APR-11.
Doyle, O (2011) Triple P and Preparing for Life. [Oral Presentation], Triple P Conference, Dublin , 09-NOV-11 - 09-NOV-11.
Doyle, O (2011) The Early Effectiveness of an Experimental Early Childhood Intervention: Preparing for Life. [Invited Oral Presentation], Joint UCD-RHUL Workshop, Royal Holloway University of London , 23-NOV-11 - 24-NOV-11.
Doyle, O (2011) Evaluating the Early Effectiveness of the Preparing for Life Programme. [Invited Oral Presentation], Barker Workshop ¿The First 1000 Days: Policy Implications for Maternal and Child Health¿, University College Dublin , 01-DEC-11 - 01-DEC-11.
Doyle, O; (2011) Investing in Early Productivity:A review of targeted Irish early childhood initiatives and programmes. [Plenary Lecture], OECD 'Building Quality Jobs in the Recovery' International Conference, Dublin Castle, Dublin , 13-OCT-11 - 14-OCT-11.
Doyle, O; (2010) The Impact of a Multidimensional Widening Participation Initiative on Student Performance in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Retention 2010: An International Conference on Student Success, Chicago, Illinois, USA , 09-JUN-10 - 11-JUN-10.
Doyle, O; (2010) Early Intervention in Ireland: Introducing the Preparing for Life Programme. [Invited Lecture], Psychological Society of Ireland : Special Interest Group on Children and Adolescence Psychology half-day conference, University College Dublin , 24-APR-10 - 24-APR-10.
Doyle, O; (2010) Targeted early chilhood programmes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Beyond Child Indicators: A Framework to Assess and Evaluate the Quality of Early Childhood Services and Programs in Global Context¿, Abu Dhabi , 13-APR-10 - 15-APR-10.
Doyle, O; (2010) Money, mentoring and making friends: The impact of a multidimensional acess program on student performance. [International Refereed Conference], ZEW Workshop on Evaluating Policies Fighting Social Exclusion, Mannheim, Germany , 21-JAN-10 - 22-JAN-10.
Doyle O; (2010) Money, mentoring and making friends: The impact of a multidimensional access program on student performance. [Invited Oral Presentation], NUIG Department of Economics Seminar Series, NUI Galway , 12-FEB-10 - 12-FEB-10.
Orla Doyle; (2010) Money, mentoring and making friends: The impact of a multidimensional access program on student performance. [International Refereed Conference], Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, University of Surrey , 29-MAR-10 - 31-MAR-10.
Doyle, O; (2010) Irish Early Childhood Interventions: 'Preparing for Life' Programme. [Oral Presentation], 12th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Leipzig, Germany , 29-JUN-10 - 03-JUL-10.
Doyle, O., & PFL Evaluation Team; (2009) Irish early childhood interventions: Introducing the Preparing for Life programme. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Denver, Colorado USA , 01-APR-09 - 01-APR-09.
Doyle O; (2009) A comparative analysis of breastfeeding practices in Ireland and Northern Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland ¿ Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting, Dublin , 09-DEC-09 - 09-DEC-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Maternal Investment and Child Outcomes: The causal effect of breastfeeding on children's cognitive and non-cognitive development. [Invited Lecture], ROA Seminar Maastricht University, Department of Economics, Maastricht University, The Neterlands , 02-NOV-09 - 02-NOV-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Introducting the Preparing for Life Early Intervention Programme. [Oral Presentation], 7th European Congress of Community Psychology, Paris , 29-OCT-09 - 30-NOV-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Socioeconomic Gradient in Early Childhood Time Preferences. [Invited Oral Presentation], Global Perspectives on Public and Private Investments in Children, Collegio Carlo Alberto (Moncalieri, Italy , 16-OCT-09 - 17-OCT-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Introducing the Preparing for Life Early Childhood Intervention Programme. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Vilnius, Lithuania , 18-AUG-09 - 22-AUG-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Children¿s Profile at School Entry Study 2008. [N/A], Launch of Children¿s Profile at School Entry Study, Darndale, Dublin , 22-JUN-09 - 22-JUN-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) The Economics of Early Childhood. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Pre-school Play Association (IPPA), 'Letting the Children Fly¿..Shaping the Agenda for Childcare, Dublin Castle , 17-APR-09 - 17-APR-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) Early Childhood Determinants of Time Preferences. [Oral Presentation], UCD Geary Institute Workshop on Health, Education, and Social Outcomes for Children, UCD Geary Institute , 24-FEB-09 - 24-FEB-09.
Orla Doyle; (2009) The Impact of a Multidimensional Access Programme on Student Performance. [Oral Presentation], Education Symposium @ Geary, UCD Geary Institute , 09-NOV-09 - 09-NOV-09.
Orla Doyle; (2008) Cognitive Delay and Behavioural-Emotional Difficulties: The Protective Influence of Childcare?. [Invited Lecture], Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Limerick , 22-OCT-08 - 22-OCT-08.
Orla Doyle; (2008) Early Childhood Determinants of Time Preferences. [Oral Presentation], Economics and Psychology One day Conference, NUI Maynooth , 07-NOV-08 - 07-NOV-08.
Orla Doyle; (2008) The Economics of Early Childhood. [Invited Lecture], Community Childcare and Education Conference - CPLN Area Partnership, Liffey Valley Dublin , 19-NOV-08 - 19-NOV-08.
Orla Doyle; (2008) From Science to Society: Investing in Early Childhood. [Oral Presentation], PRTLI-10 Transformations Seminar, Science Gallery TCD , 28-NOV-08 - 28-NOV-08.
Doyle, O., Joyner, O., McEntee, L., McNamara, K.A., & Thompson, S. ; (2008) Irish early childhood interventions: Introducing the Preparing for Life programme. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society, Dublin, Ireland , 01-APR-08 - 03-APR-08.
Doyle, O. ; (2008) Evaluation & Research with Children Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Researching Children’s Worlds’ HSE Conference, Galway, Ireland , 26-FEB-08 - 27-FEB-08.
Doyle, O.; (2007) Breast is Best, But for how long? Measuring the Association between Breastfeeding Duration and Cognitive Ability. [Oral Presentation], The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland – Faculty of Public Health Medicine Winter Scientific Meeting, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland , 06-DEC-07 - 07-DEC-07.
Doyle, O; (2007) Early Childhood Intervention Programmes in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Bologna Italy , 26-SEP-07 - 29-SEP-07.
Doyle, O; (2007) Cognitive Delay and Behavioural-Emotional Difficulties: The Protective Influence of Childcare?. [Invited Oral Presentation], GRIP Seminar: Colloquium on Childcare, Montreal, Ste-Justine¿s Hôspital, Canada , 08-NOV-07 - 08-NOV-07.
Doyle, O; (2007) Early Prevention in Ireland ¿Preparing for Life¿ Early Childhood Intervention. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Early Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency, University of Trento ¿ TRANSCRIME, Italy , 20-NOV-07 - 21-NOV-07.
Doyle, O; (2007) Early Childhood Intervention: Rationale, Timing and Efficacy. [N/A], The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland ' Faculty of Public Health Medicine Summer Scientific Meeting, Dublin , 29-MAY-07 - 30-MAY-07.
Doyle, O.; (2006) The Impact of Parental Income and Education on Child Health. [Oral Presentation], 20th Irish Economic Association, Bunclody, Wexford, ireland , 26-APR-06 - 28-APR-07.
Doyle, O; (2006) Does Voting History Matter?Analysing Persistence in Turnout. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the European Public Choice Society, Turku Finland , 20-APR-06 - 23-APR-06.
Doyle, O; (2006) The Impact of Parental Income and Education on Child Health. [N/A], Global Network on Inequality: New Direction in Inequality and Stratification, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University , 06-APR-06 - 08-APR-06.
Doyle, O; (2006) Does Voting History Matter? Analysing Persistence in Turnout. [Invited Oral Presentation], 56th Political Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Reading , 04-APR-06 - 06-APR-06.
Doyle, O; (2005) Political Interest, Cognitive Ability and Personality: Determinants of Voter Turnout. [N/A], ISNE Conference, TCD , 18-JUL-05 - 07-JUL-05.
Doyle, O; (2005) Political Interest, Cognitive Ability and Personality: Determinants of Voter Turnout. [Oral Presentation], Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Belfast , 22-OCT-05 - 23-OCT-05.
Doyle, O; (2005) Political Interest, Cognitive Ability and Personality: Determinants of Voter Turnout. [Oral Presentation], UCD/Queens Belfast Economic Policy Workshop, UCD , 28-APR-05 - 29-APR-05.
Doyle, O; (2004) Who Is in Favour of Enlargement? Determinants of Support for EU Membership in theCandidate Countries¿ Referenda. [N/A], 18th Irish Economic Association, Belfast , 23-APR-04 - 25-APR-04.
Doyle, O; (2004) *. [N/A], Syracuse University, NY , 20-DEC-04.
Doyle, O; (2002) Who Is in Favour of Enlargement? Determinants of Support for EU Membership in theCandidate Countries¿ Referenda. [Oral Presentation], 21st Annual Graduate Student ConferenceEurope and America 1989-2004: Political Economy, Economic Policies', Institute for the Study of Europe, Columbia University New York , 20-FEB-02 - 22-FEB-02.
Doyle, O; (2002) Visiting Scholar. [N/A], CERGI-EI, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic , 01-AUG-02 - 30-AUG-02.
Doyle, O; (2001) A Regional Analysis of Voting Patterns in the Czech Republic. [N/A], Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI),, University of Bonn, Germany , 20-AUG-01 - 24-AUG-01.
Doyle,O; (2001) A Regional Analysis of Voting Patterns in the Czech Republic. [N/A], CEPR Annual Transition Economics Summer Workshop for Young Academics, Portoroz, Slovenia , 30-JUL-01 - 06-JUL-01.

Committees

Committee : Member of the Scientific Advisory Group of the Growing Up in Ireland study
Committee : Invited expert panel member of the Children's Rights Alliance Report Card assessment panel
Committee : Deputy Director of the UCD Childhood and Human Development Research Centre
Committee : Member of the Digital Repository Ireland Stakeholder Advisory Group
Committee : Council member of the Irish Economic Association
Committee : School of Economics Exam Officier
Committee : Member of the UCD Seed Funding Scheme Committee, 2014
Committee : UCD Geary Institute Management Committee
Committee : UCD School of Psychology Undergraduate Ethics Committee
Committee : Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland
Committee : Research Evaluation Policy and Practice (REPP) Project group

Employment

Employer: UCD Geary Institute
Position: Senior Researcher
Employer: Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2002-2004.
Position: Departmental Teaching Assistant
Employer: Department of Econometrics at CentER, Tilburg University, The Netherlands,
Position: Marie Curie Fellow
Employer: ECARE, ULB, Brussels 2002 -2003
Position: Research Assistant for Dr. Jan Fidrmuc
Employer: LICOS, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Position: Marie Curie Fellow
Employer: Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin
Position: Assistant for Dr. Ken Benoit
Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Workshop coordinator for Ph.D. course ¿Advanced Quantitative Methods¿
Employer: Trinity College Dublin
Position: Teaching Assistant in Mathematics and Statistics

Education

Year 2000 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA (Mod) Subject:
Year 2005 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

French:
English:

Consultancy

Client: LSE Enterprise/J-PAL

Outreach Activities

Expert advisor to the Longford Westmeath Parenting Partnership ¿ Triple P programme
Founding member and Chair of the Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Member of the organising committee for the HSE’s Researching Children’s World Conference

Journals Edited

Pediatrics: Reviewer.
Social Science & Medicine. Medical Psychology & Medical Sociology: Reviewer.
Journal Of The Royal Statistical Society, Series A, B,: Reviewer.
Iza World Of Labor: Reviewer.
Prevention Science: Reviewer.
Oxford Economic Papers: Reviewer.
Journal Of Child And Adolescent Mental Health: Reviewer.
Bmc Public Health: Reviewer.
Economics Of Education Review: Reviewer.
Economics Of Governance: Reviewer.
The Economic And Social Review: Reviewer.
Journal Of Epidemiology And Community Health: Reviewer.
Acta Politica: Reviewer.
Economics Of Human Biology: Reviewer.
Infant Mental Health Journal: Reviewer.
Political Behavior: Reviewer.
Labour Economics: Reviewer.
The Economic Journal: Reviewer.
Child Development: Reviewer.
Early Childhood Research: Quarterly: Reviewer.
Scandinavian Journal Of Economics: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Additional training- ESRC Oxford Spring School (2005 & 2004); StataNet Course (2005), Tilburg University - Econometrics (2004).
Co-organiser, Geary Institute Behavioural Seminar Series at UCD, 2006-2007
Referee for a number of peer-reviewed journals including Economics of Governance; Economic and Social Review; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Member of the Child Health Research Forum
SKILLS - Statistical Packages - STATA, E-Views, SPSS, R, Excel.

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Fitzgerald, H. E., Puura, K., Tomlinson, M., & Paul. C. ; (2011) 'Early Prevention and Intervention Programs in Europe' In: Fitzgerald, H. E., Puura, K., Tomlinson, M., & Paul. C. ; (eds). International Perspectives on Child Psychology and Mental Health, Vol 2: Prevention and Treatment. Palo Alto: Praeger Press. [Details]
Orla Doyle, Jan Fidrmuc; (2003) 'Anatomy of Voting Behaviour and Attitudes during Post-Communist Transition: Czech Republic 1990-98' In: Orla Doyle, Jan Fidrmuc; (eds). Political Economy of Transition and Development: Institutions, Politics and Policies. Boston/Dordrecht/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Rourke, C., O'Farrelly, C., Booth, A., Doyle, O. (2016) 'Children's subjective early school experiences in a disadvantaged community in Ireland'. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, . [Details]
Girard, L., Doyle, O., Tremblay, R (2016) 'Breastfeeding, Cognitive and Noncognitive Development in Early Childhood: A Population Study'. Pediatrics, . [Details]
Girard, LC., Côté, SM., de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Dubois, L., Falissard, B., PhD, Forhan, A., Doyle, O., Bernard, JY., Heude, B., Saurel-Cubizolles, MJ., Kaminski, M., Boivin, M., Tremblay, RE., and the EDEN Mother-Child Cohort Study Group. (2016) 'Factors associated with breastfeeding initiation: A comparison between France and French-speaking Canada'. PLoS ONE, 11 (11:e0166946):1-14. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Girard, LC; Doyle, O; Tremblay, RE (2016) 'Maternal warmth and toddler development: support for transactional models in disadvantaged families'. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, :1-11. [DOI] [Details]
Petitclerc, A., Côté, S., Doyle, O., Burchinal, M., Herba, C., Zachrisson, H.D., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R.E., Tiemeier, H., Jaddoe, V., Raat, H. (2016) 'Which families use childcare? Comparing socioeconomic selection across five western policy contexts'. International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, . [Details]
Doyle, O., Mc Glanaghy, E., O'Farrelly, C., Tremblay, R. (2016) 'The impact of a randomized controlled trial of a community-based home visiting program on children's early socio-emotional development'. PLoS ONE, . [Details]
Palamaro Munsell, E., Lovett, J., McNamara, K., Doyle O. (2016) 'Friend, foe or facilitator? The role of the parent-service provider relationship in the early implementation of a family-based community intervention'. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 2 (1):52-72. [Details]
Tatlow-Golden, M., O¿Farrelly, C., Booth, A., Doyle, O (2016) 'Bursting to go and other experiences: Children's views on using the toilet in the first school year'. Journal of School Nursing, . [Details]
Doyle, O., Harmon, C., Heckman, J., Logue, C., Moon. S (2016) 'Measuring investment in human capital formation: An experimental analysis of early life outcomes'. Labour Economics, . [DOI] [Details]
Girard, L.C., Pingault, J.B., Doyle, O., Falissard, B., & Tremblay, R.E. (2016) 'Expressive language and prosocial behaviour in early childhood: Longitudinal associations in the UK Millennium Cohort Study'. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, . Link to full text [Details]
O'Sullivan, A. Fitzpatrick, N. and Orla Doyle O. (2016) 'Effects of early intervention on dietary intake and its mediating role on cognitive functioning: a randomised controlled trial'. Public Health Nutrition, . [DOI] [Details]
Girard, LC; Pingault, JB; Doyle, O; Falissard, B; Tremblay, RE (2015) 'Developmental Associations between Conduct Problems and Expressive Language in Early Childhood: A Population-Based Study'. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44 (6):1033-1043. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Doyle, O., Fitzpatrick, N., Rawdon, C., Lovett J. (2015) 'Early intervention and child health: Evidence from a Dublin-based trial'. Economics and Human Biology, (19):224-245. [Details]
Tatlow-Golden, M., O¿Farrelly, C., Booth, A., O¿Rourke, C. & Doyle, O. (2015) ''Look I have my ears open': Resilience and early school experiences among children in an economically deprived suburban area in Ireland'. School Psychology International, . [Details]
Denny, K, Doyle O., McMullin P, O¿Sullivan V (2014) 'Money, Mentoring and Making Friends: The Impact of a University Access Program on Student Performance'. Economics of Education Review, 40 :167-182. [Details]
Horan MK, McGowan CA, Doyle O, McAuliffe FM (2014) 'Well-being in pregnancy: an examination of the effect of socioeconomic, dietary and lifestyle factors including impact of a low glycaemic index dietary intervention'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68 (1):19-24. [DOI] [Details]
Doyle, O., McGlanaghy, E., Palamaro Munsell, E., McAuliffe, F. (2014) 'Home based educational intervention to improve perinatal outcomes for a disadvantaged community: a randomised control trial'. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 180 :162-167. [Details]
 Booth, A. Palamaro Munsell, E., Doyle, O. (2014) 'Maternal Engagement in a Home Visiting Intervention: What Lies beneath Psychological Resources?'. Journal of Community Psychology, 42 (1):29-46. [Details]
Doyle, O., Hickey C. (2013) 'The Challenges of Contamination in Evaluations of Childhood Interventions'. Evaluation, 19 (2):180-191. [Details]
Fahy, M. and Doyle, O. and Denny, K. and McAuliffe, F.M. and Robson, M. (2013) 'Economics of childbirth'. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 92 (5):508-516. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Cote, S., Doyle, O., Petitclerc, A., Timmins, L., (2013) 'Associations Between Child Care in Infancy and Cognitive Performance During Early and Middle Childhood: Results from the UK Millennium Cohort Study'. Child development, 84 (4):1191-1208. [Details]
Delaney, L,Doyle, O (2012) 'Socioeconomic differences in early childhood time preferences'. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33 :237-247. [Details]
Doyle, O (2012) 'Breaking the Cycle of Deprivation: An Experimental Evaluation of an Early Childhood Intervention'. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 41 (165). [Details]
Doyle, O,Finnegan, S,McNamara, KA (2012) 'Differential caregiver and teacher ratings of school readiness in a disadvantaged community'. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 20 :371-389. [Details]
Doyle, O,McEntee, L,McNamara, KA (2012) 'Skills, capabilities and inequalities at school entry in a disadvantaged community'. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 27 :133-154. [Details]
Doyle O, Logue C, McNamara K. ; (2011) 'Readiness for Change: Evidence from a Study of Early Childhood Care and Education Centers'. Child Care in Practice, 17 (2):163-184. [Details]
Denny, K,Doyle, O; (2010) 'Returns to basic skills in central and eastern Europe'. Economics of Transition, 18 :183-208. [Details]
Delaney, L., Doyle, O., McKenzie, K. and Wall, P. ; (2009) 'The Distribution of Well-Being in Ireland'. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 26 (3):119-126. [Details]
Kevin Denny & Orla Doyle; (2009) 'Does Voting History Matter: Analysing Persistence in Turnout'. American Journal of Political Science, 53 (1):17-35. [Details]
Doyle, O., Harmon, C.P., Heckman, J.J. & Tremblay, R.E. (2009) 'Investing in early human development: timing and economic efficiency'. Economics and Human Biology, . [Details]
K. Denny, Orla Doyle; (2008) 'Political interest, cognitive ability and personality:determinants of voter turnout'. British Journal of Political Science, 38 (2):291-310. [Details]
K. Denny, Orla Doyle; (2007) 'Take up thy bed and vote: measuring the relationship between voting behaviour and health'. European Journal of Public Health, 17 :400-401. [Details]
Doyle, O, Walsh, PP, ; (2007) 'Did political constraints bind during transition? Evidence from Czech elections, 1990-2002'. Economics of Transition, 15 :575-601. Available Online [Details]
Doyle O, Denny K, ; (2007) 'Analysing the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 8 (NA):1-8. [Details]
Doyle, O. Fidrmuc, J.; (2006) 'Who is in Favour of Enlargement? Determinants of Support for EU Membership in Candidate Countries' Referenda'. European Journal of Political Economy, 22 :520-543. [Details]
   

Published Reports

Doyle, O., & PFL Evaluation Team (2016) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life: Final Report. UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2016) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life at Forty-Eight Months. UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2015) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life at Thirty-Six Months. Northside Partnership, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2013) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life at Twenty-four Months. Preparing for Life Programme, Dublin. [Details]
 Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2013) Report on Children's Profile at School Entry 2008-2013. Report to Preparing for Life Programme. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. [Details]
 Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2013) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life at Eighteen Months. Report to Preparing for Life Programme. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & UCD Geary Institute PFL Evaluation Team (2012) Preparing for Life Early Childhood Intervention Assessing the Early Impact of Preparing for Life at Six Months. UCD Geary Institute, UCD Geary Institute. [Details]
 Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team (2012) Assessing the Impact of Preparing for Life at Twelve Months. Report to Preparing for Life Programme. UCD Geary Institute, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team; (2011) Report on Children's Profile at School Entry 2008-2011: Evaluation of the 'Preparing For Life' Early Childhood Intervention Programme. UCD, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O & PFL Evaluation Team ; (2010) Report on Children's Profile at School Entry 2008-2010: Evaluation of the 'Preparing For Life' Early Childhood Intervention Programme. Northside Partnership, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle, O., McNamara, K.A., Cheevers, C., Finnegan, S., Logue, C., & McEntee, L.; (2010) Preparing for Life Early Childhood Intervention. Impact Evaluation Report 1: Recruitment and Baseline Characteristics. UCD Geary Institute Working Paper Series (WP2010/50), Dublin, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
PFL Evaluation Team (Doyle, O., McNamara, K.A., Cheevers, C., Finnegan, S., & McEntee, L.); (2009) Report on Children's Profile at School Entry 2008-2009: Evaluation of the 'Preparing For Life' Early Childhood Intervention Programme. UCD Geary Institute Working Papers Series (WP2009/24), Dublin, Ireland. Available Online [Details]
Denny K, Doyle O, O¿Reilly P, O¿Sullivan V; (2009) A Profile of HEAR Schools 2008. UCD, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle O, Denny K, Hyland M, O'Reilly P, O'Sullivan V. ; (2009) Evaluating the Impact of the UCD New ERA Widening Participation Initiative. Dublin. [Details]
Doyle O, McGorrian C, Shortt E, Kilroe J, Kelleher C. ; (2009) An assessment of the barriers to breastfeeding and the service needs of families and communities in Ireland with low breastfeeding rates. Dublin. [Details]
Doyle O, Logue C, McNamara K. (2009); (2009) Readiness for Change: Baseline Data on Readiness to Implement the Síolta Framework. UCD, Dublin. [Details]
Doyle O, Cheevers C, Finnegan S, McEntee L, McNamara, K. ; (2009) Report on Children's Profile at School Entry 2008-2009. Northside Partnership, Dublin. [Details]
           

Reports

Doyle, O., Harmon, I. and Walker, I.; (2005) The Impact of Parental Income and Education on the Health of their Children. Bonn: Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Doyle, O,Kelleher, C (2010) A comparative analysis of breastfeeding practices in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Abstract [Details]
               

Working Paper

McDonnell, T; Doyle, O (2014) Maternal Employment, childcare and childhood overweight during infancy. Working Paper [Details]
Daly, M; Delaney, L; Doyle, O; Fitzpatrick, N; O'Farrelly, C (2014) Can early intervention policies improve wellbeing? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Working Paper [Details]
Denny K. Doyle O. ; (2011) Quasi-experimental methods for breastfeeding research: with an application to child BMI. Working Paper [Details]
Kevin Denny; (2010) The causal effect of breastfeeding on children¿s cognitive development: A quasi-experimental design. UCD Geary Institute: Working Paper [Details]
Doyle O; (2010) Unravelling Voters' Perceptions of the Economy. UCD Geary Institute Working Paper Series: Working Paper [Details]
Doyle O, Timmins L; (2008) Breast is Best, But for How Long? Testing Breastfeeding Guidelines for Optimal Cognitive Development. UCD Geary Institute Working Paper 2008/21: Working Paper Available Online [Details]
Doyle O, Fidrmuc J. ; (2005) 'Testing for East-West Similarities: Determinates of Support for European Integration in the EU-25'. Working Paper [Details]
Doyle O, Fidrmuc J; (2004) Voice of the Diaspora: An Analysis of Migrant Voting Behaviour'. Working Paper [Details]
                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Economics of human development, health economics, labour economics, political behaviour, early child development and education, developmental psychology and methods for evaluating policy interventions.


Research Projects

Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Papers on the Economics of Parenting
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Determining the Optimal Means of Reducing Inequalities in Children¿s Skills
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Northside Partnership
Title : An Evaluation of the Impact of the Preparing for Life Home Visiting Programme Phase 11
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-16 / 31-DEC-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Impact of Treatment Dosage on Child Development: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial of an Irish Home Visiting Program
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : Northside Partnership
Title : Play to Learn Programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Irish Research Council Symposium Digital Poster Competition 2013 ¿Once Upon an Early Childhood¿
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-14 / 31-MAR-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Dr. Orla Doyle - Internal Award - Collating knowledge about early intervention: What works and why?
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-15
Sponsor : Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs (CYA)
Title : Maternal Employment, Childcare and Child Health
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-13 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : Barnardo's - Republic of Ireland Ltd
Title : Evaluation of the Barnardos ¿Tús Maith¿ programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-11 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : A mixed methods approach to understanding parental anxiety and coping: Measuring the effects of an early childhood intervention on parenting stress
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Improving Children's Welfare with Community Innovation: An experimental evaluation of an Irish early childhood intervention
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-10 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : National Maternity Hospital
Title : Economics Of Childbirth
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-12
Sponsor : YoungBallymun Ltd.
Title : The Evaluation of the Overall Success and Impact of Ready, Steady, Grow
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-11 / 01-SEP-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Symposium on early prevention strategies in Europe ¿ Impact on child¿s development and family characteristics
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
Title : Development of the European Network on Early Childhood Intervention (ENECI)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Frontier methods for the evaluation of health interventions.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Northside Partnership
Title : Evaluation of "Preparing for Life" Programme
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-07 / 30-SEP-18

Recent Postgraduates

§  Ph.D. students: Supervised 2 Ph.D. students to completion (1 as principal supervisor in UCD School of Economics and 1 as joint supervisor in UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice). Currently supervising 4 Ph.D. students (3 in UCD School of Economics and 1 in UCD School of Psychology).

§  Masters students: Supervised 11 postgraduate students from MA in Development Practice (TCD-UCD), MA in Economics (UCD), McS. in Psychology (UCD), MSc in Applied Psychology (TCD), MSc in Economic Science (NUI Galway), MSc in Child Health (UCD), and MSc in Economics (TCD).

§  Internal Ph.D. examiner: 3 Ph.D. students (2 in UCD School of Economics & 1 UCD School of Public Health and Population Science). 

Ph.D Students

Competed:

§  Caitriona Logue, Ph.D UCD School of Economics, 2010-2014. (Principal supervisor).

§  Patricia Keilthy, Ph.D. UCD School of Applied Social Science, 2014-present. (Co-supervisor).

§  Therese McDonnell, Ph.D UCD School of Economics, 2012-present. (Principal supervisor).


 Masters Students

  • Kerry McCormack, TCD UCD Masters in Development Practice, 2014-2015. ¿The Realisation of Child Rights in Solomon Islands: An Examination of the Effects of Child Protection, Care & Development Programming¿.
  • Deirdre Coy, McS. in Economics, UCD School of Economics, 2014-2015.  ¿Doodle Den: A comparison of evaluation methods for a literacy-focused RCT¿.
  • Jonathon Briody, McS. In Economics, UCD School of Economics, 2012-2013.  ¿Maternal Time Preferences and Children¿s Cognitive Outcomes¿. Main supervisor. 
  • Therese McDonnell, McS. In Economics, UCD School of Economics, 2011-2012. 'Childhood obesity in Ireland and Maternal Employment'. Main supervisor.
  • Ian O¿Brien, McS. In Economics, UCD School of Economics, 2011-2012. ¿A Study of the Intergenerational Effects of Education on Health: An analysis of Zambian survey data¿. Main supervisor.
  • Sarah Finnegan, McS. in Psychology, UCD School of Psychology, 2009-2011. (Co- supervisor).
  • Pia O¿Farrell, MSc in Applied Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, 2010-2011. ¿Does maternal depression impact on school readiness as measured by the S-EDI?¿ (Co-supervisor).
  • Brian Kelly, MSc in Economic Science, NUI Galway, 2009-2010. ¿Parental Investment & Childhood Obesity: The causal impact of breastfeeding on Body Mass Index¿. (Main supervisor).
  • Jenny Carroll, MSc in Child Health, UCD, 2009-2010. ¿Parenting Styles: Attitudes towards parenting and the requirement and demand for parenting courses in pre-school children¿ (Co-supervisor).
  • Miriam Finnegan, MSc in Child Health, UCD, 2009-2009. ¿Barriers to Breastfeeding in Socially Disadvantaged Groups¿. (Main supervisor).
  • Elsa El Hachem Kirby, MSc in Economics, Trinity College Dublin, 2005-2006. ¿An Empirical Investigation of Economic and Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Voter Turnout: The Case of France¿. (Main supervisor).

 

Internal Ph.D. Examiner

§  Sarah Gibney (UCD School of Public Health and Population Science, May 2013); Yvonne McCarthy (UCD School of Economics, November 2012); Martin Ryan (UCD School of Economics, April 2012).

Current Postgraduate Students

Deirdre Coy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Man Wing Wong, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Jonathan Briody, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ailbhe Booth, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

 

Enhancement of Teaching

Review and Enhancement of Curriculum

Developing as a Teacher

Innovation & Leadership

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

My current collaborators internal collaborators are:

Lisa Girard (UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy): Breastfeeding; language development, prosocial skills.

Aific O'Sullivan (UCD Institute for Food and Health): Nutrition and early intervention programs

Fionnuala McAuliff (UCD School of Medicine): Early intervention programmes

Eilis Hennessy (UCD School of Psychology): Self regulation and early intervention

Suzanne Guerin (UCD School of Psychology): Community based intervention programs 

Kevin Denny (UCD School of Economics): voting behaviour, returns to cognitive and non-cognitive skills, educational disadvantage

Richard Tremblay (UCD School of Public Health): childcare & cognitive & non-cognitive skills

Ailbhe Booth (UCD School of Psychology): Self regulation in childhood 

Mimi Tatlow-Golden (UCD School of Medicine): Child well-being 
 

External Collaborators

My current collaborators external collaborators are:

James Heckman (University of Chicago): Economics of human development

Sylvana Cote (University of Montreal): Childcare & cognitive & non-cognitive skills

Amelie Petitclerc (Northwestern University: Childcare, dosage models 

Caitriona Logue (Economic and Social Research Institute): Economics of human development

Liam Delaney (University of Stirling): DRM, mental health 

Colm Harmon (University of Sydney):  Economics of human development

Christine O'Farrelly (Imperial College London): Child mental health

Edel Mc Glanaghy (University of Edinburgh): Child mental health; birth outcomes

Nick Fitzpatrick (Frontier Economics London): Dosage models; child health