The conference will be opened by Ms Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, who will launch some Key Findings from the recently completed Infant Cohort (at 3 years) as well as some of the first longitudinal findings from the study.
The Keynote speaker is Professor Edward Melhuish, Professor of Human Development at Birkbeck, University of London and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London. He is an internationally recognised expert in the study of child development and childcare and has extensive experience with longitudinal studies. His research interests include child development, parenting, childcare and early education.
A total of 24 papers will be presented at the conference, by researchers from a wide range of third level and research institutions. These will be based on data from Growing Up in Ireland’s Child and Infant Cohorts and will focus on a range of topics including health, parenting, education and childcare.
Early booking is encouraged and bookings should only be made on the registration form below and sent to Guiconference2011@esri.ie.
For further details, including the programme see: