Research Theme: Physical Activity

 

Name: Jennifer Pallin

Institution: University College Dublin

Contact: Jennifer.pallin@ucdconnect.ie

Completion: July 2018

Funder: N/A

 

Project: In order to fulfil the thesis aspect of my Masters in Public Health from UCD, using data from the GUI Study (Child Cohort at aged 9 & 13 years I plan to investigate the following: For a child with ADD/ADHD what are their overall feelings towards school (positive or negative)  To investigate their activity levels and level of computer use and the effect these factors  may have on their behaviour in schools  Physical activity levels of parents and whether this contributes to physical activity of the child. Following review of the data and further review of the literature these questions may change slightly but I will be focusing on children with ADD/ADHD. On completion of my thesis I plan to prepare my findings for publication or presentation.

This project is also recorded under the themes Disability and Special Needs and Children’s Media and Technology Use

 

Description of Project Only

 

Project(2017): The Growing Up in Ireland dataset will be used to expand on previous research which examines the effect of physical activity on both psychological well-being and academic performance. However, the aim of the current research is to address any gender differences that may influence such effects in children and adolescents.

 

Name: Naomi Forrest

Institution:University College Dublin

Contact: naomi.forrest@ucd.connect.ie

Completion: October 2019

Funder: N/A

 

Project: The research project will examine associations between parents characteristics, sedentary behaviour, child well-being and socio economic status.

This project is also recorded under Family structure, Family Well-being and Parenting and Child Well-being

 

Name: Elizabeth Doyle

Institution:Sport Ireland

Contact: edoyle@sportireland.ie

Completion: 31/12/2018

Funder: N/A

 

Project:  The report 'keeping them in the game' (2013) found that while the majority of children in primary school are physically active, one in ten will drop out of sport when they enter secondary school. The wave 1 and 2 child cohort datasets will allow us to examine behaviour and track this into teenage years and looks at the factors surrounding drop out and influences around physical activity. This information will allow us to expand on our previous work such as the Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study (2010), data for which was collected in 2004 and 2009.

 

 

Name: Ziggi Santini

Institution: University of Southern Denmark

Contact: ziggi.santini@gmail.com

Completion: January 2020

Funder: N/A

 

Project: Investigating leisure time/recreational activity and social network factors on mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

 

 

Name: Alan Kavanagh

Institution: Maynooth University

Contact: atkathome@gmail.com

Completion: 30/04/2016

Funder: N/A

 

Project:  Have austerity measures in Ireland affected access to non-formal education differentially:  a longitudinal study of how Irish children experience leisure time.

 

 

Name: Chia-Yuan Yu

Institution: University of Central Florida

Contact:Chia-Yuan.Yu@ucf.edu

Completion: 10/10/2020

Funder: N/A

 

Project: Apply socio-ecological model to examine the relationship between built environmental factors and children's physical activity and explore the longitudinal changes between wave 1 and wave 2.

 

Name: Aoife Lane

Institution: Waterford Institute of Technology

Contact: ALANE@wit.ie

Completion: 04/10/2021

Funder: EU Erasmus Plus

 

Project: The purpose of this analysis is to describe participation in physical activity and sports club activities across demographic characteristics such as gender and social class and to relate these behaviours to indicators of health and wellbeing.

 

 

Name: Emer Barrett
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: barrete@tcd.ie
Completion: September 2016

 

Project: Wish to examine the physical activity levels of chorts and track differences from the two time points. Physical activity will be examined according to a number of socio-demographic factors and its association with obesity examined. 

 

 

Name: Sharon Cadogan
Institution: University College Dublin
Contact: scadogan@ucc.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in Masters in Public Health research project, Parent versus child reported physical activity and sedentary lifestyles patterns and the risk of childhood obesity.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Weight and Dietary Issues.

 

 

Name: Susan Crawford
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: s.crawford@ucc.ie
Completion: September 2013

 

Project: Using the GUI data to examine physical literacy of Irish school children. 

 

 

Name: Martin Dempster
Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Contact: m.dempster@qub.ac.uk
Completion: January 2014

 

Project: To conduct analysis on the physical activity of children and how this is related to physical activity of their families and mode of commuting to school.

 

 

Name: Deirdre Harrington
Institution: Pennington Biomedical Research Centre
Contact: Withheld 
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Data will be used to investigate some of the following hypotheses: Difference in parental self-report BMI and measured BMI by socio-economic status and parental educational attainment; relationship between sedentary behaviours/sports participation/physical activity and BMI; relationships between the neighbourhood/community environment and physical activity/sedentary behaviour and explore congruence of parent and child perceptions of the neighbourhood/community environment. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Weight and Dietary Issues.

 

 

Name: Deirdre Hegarty
Institution: Mary Immaculate College
Contact: deirdre.heagrty@mic.ul.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: As part of my PhD studies I wish to use the GUI data to investigate whether differences occur between the physical activity of girls from different types of schools (i.e. mixed/single sex), locations (i.e. rural/urban) and socioeconomic status at 9 and 13 years old. This analysis will provide context for the school-based physical activity intervention I plan to implement among Irish primary school girls. 

 

 

Name: Declan Jordan
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: d.jordan@ucc.ie
Completion: August 2017

 

Project: The data will be used to conduct an analysis of the factors affecting participation in sports and physical activity among young teens to identify patterns and causes in their decisions to continue to participate or stop participating in sports, and to examine the effects of sports participation on outcomes for this cohort. The analysis will seek to identify barriers to participation and enablers of participation to provide evidence for policy formation on encouraging childhood sports and physical activity.

 

 

Name: John Kearney
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Contact: john.kearney@dit.ie
Completion: June 2016

 

Project: An analyses of dietary intakes and anthropometry in the 13 year old children as well as their determinants - these will include their parenting styles and socio-demographic characteristics. In addition a study of tracking behaviour from wave 1 (9 year old children) and wave 2 (13 year old children) will be explored in terms of diet and physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Weight and Dietary Issues. 

 

 

Name: Aoife Lane 
Institution: Waterford Institute of Technology
Contact: alane@wit.ie
Completion: July 2015

 

Project: We would like to do a follow up assessment of our original published paper on the relationship between physical activity, screen time and weight. Specifically, we would like to investigate if physical activity and sedentary behaviour are predictive of weight changes over time. 

 

 

Name: Aoife Lane
Institution: Waterford Institute of Technology
Contact: alane@wit.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: Assessment of the physical activity and sedentary habits of Irish children, specifically the predictors of low/high PA levels and sedentary behaviour. 

 

 

Name: Molly Mattsson
Institution: University College Cork
Contact: molly.mattsson1@gmail.com
Completion: October 2016

 

Project: To assess the association between family structure (parental marital status and presence of siblings) and childhood obesity and physical activity in children.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Family Structure, Family Well-being and Parenting and Weight and Dietary Issues.

 

 

Name: Carol McCarthy
Institution: University of Limerick
Contact: 10127046@studentmail.ul.ie
Completion: October 2015

 

Project: I intend to use the data as part of my master thesis for the University of Limerick MA in Psychology. The thesis aims to analyse the effects of physical activity on children's cognitive functioning and well-being. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Child Well-being.

 

 

Name: Cuisle O'Donovan
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: PhD thesis on the use of video games by children. I will use the GUI to compare with my own data on the energy children expend when playing certain video games, and examine if there is a relationship between the use of electronic devices and time spent being physically active.

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Children's Media and Technology Use.

 

 

Name: Killian O'Shea
Institution: University of Limerick
Contact: 0855871@studentmail.ul.ie
Completion: September 2014

 

Project: I am an M.Sc in Psychological Science student in UL currently undertaking my Masters research project. I am interested in the area of physical activity, specifically, the recommended physical activity guidelines and their potential benefits. One supposed benefit of physical activity is improved cognitive functioning. As a result, the intended use of the datasets is to investigate whether a 9 year old child's physical activity levels and diet effects their academic ability within a school setting. 

 

 

Name: Rhoda Sohun
Institution: University of Limerick
Contact: rhoda.sohun@ul.ie
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: This research is focused on the parental capacity to support physical activity behaviour changes of children. The outcome of the research will add to knowledge of the determinants of physical activity, specifically in relation to the parents' role in shaping, empowering and educating their children to be physically active. 

 

 

Name: Withheld
Institution: Withheld
Contact: Withheld
Completion: September 2013

 

Project: Using the data collected from the main caregivers of the nine year old child cohort I will measure for potential neighbourhood factors that may be correlated with active transportation to school among children living in Ireland.

 

 

Name: Jessica Worth
Institution: NUIM Maynooth
Contact: Withheld
Completion: Withheld

 

Project: For use in Masters in Economics thesis looking at hours of physical exercise inside and outside of school and its relationship to school grades and whether there is an argument to have PE as a graded subject. 

This research project is also recorded under the theme: Education

 

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