School Of Economics
In 2013 I was awarded a research scholarship from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to undertake my PhD, which I completed in UCD in 2016. My research focuses on early childhood, in particular on aspects of family life that impact child health and development. I also have an interest in poverty and inequality, using national longitudinal data to investigate how factors that influence skill development and child health vary by socioeconomic circumstances. Prior to commencing my research career, I worked as a Chartered Accountant in the financial services and non-profit sectors for a number of years.
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2013.
Title: DCYA PhD Research Scholarship
|Association: Irish Economic Association, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: European Economic Association, Function/Role: Member|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Therese McDonnell (2016) 'Non-Cognitive Development in Early Childhood: The Influence of Maternal Employment and the Mediating Role of Childcare'. Economic and Social Review, 47.4 (Winter 2016):499-541. [Details]|
|Therese McDonnell and Orla Doyle (2014) Maternal Employment, childcare and childhood overweight during infancy. Working Paper [Details]|
|Economics of human development, health economics, labour economics, inequality and poverty, early child development and education, and developmental psychology|