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Dr. Elizabeth Nixon

Assistant Professor (Psychology)
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Elizabeth Nixon is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology based in the School of Psychology and a Senior Research Fellow at the Children's Research Centre. Elizabeth received a BA and MLitt Degree in Psychology from UCD and a PhD in Psychology and Post-graduate Diploma in Statistics from TCD. Her doctoral research explored how parenting practices and family relationships are negotiated and experienced by children and their mothers within lone-mother households and was carried out at the Children's Research Centre. Prior to taking up her lectureship in psychology in October 2006, Elizabeth worked as a Research Fellow at the Children's Research Centre where she was involved in the First National Study of Intercountry Adoption in Ireland, funded by the Adoption Board (published in 2007). Her research focuses onparenting and family as a context for children's development.
  Adoption   CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES   Developmental Psychology   Irish childhoods, change and diversity   PARENT-CHILD RELATIONS   PARENTING
Parental Ethnotheories among Immigrant and Irish Parents of Infants in Ireland
National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland - Growing up in Ireland
Discourses of Masculinity, Sexual Responsibility and Fatherhood among Disadvantaged Young Men in Ireland
Children's Perspectives on Parenting Styles & Discipline: A Developmental Perspective
A National Survey of Parenting Styles in Ireland

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Member of the Board of Professional Conduct, Psychological Society of Ireland 2008
Member of the Governing Council of the Psychological Society of Ireland 2008
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Member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2000
Member of the British Psychological Society 1997
Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland 1997
Member of the Society for Research in Child Development 2000
Member of the United States National Council for Family Relations 2004
Family Policy in Ireland in, editor(s)Robila, M. , Handbook of Family Policies across the Globe, New York, Springer, 2013, pp125 - 136, [Fahey, T. & Nixon, E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Fitzgerald, A., Heary, C., Kelly, C., Nixon, E. & Shevlin, M., Self-efficacy for healthy eating and peer support for unhealthy eating are associated with adolescents' food intake patterns, Appetite, 63, 2013, p48 - 58, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Hadfield, K. & Nixon, E., Including those that exclude themselves: Comparisons of self-identifying and non self-identifying stepfamilies., Journal of Family Studies, 19, (2), 2013, p209 - 218, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Nixon, E., Greene, S. & Hogan, D., "It's what's normal for me". Irish children's experiences of growing up in a continuously single parent household, Journal of Family Issues, 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Reulbach, U., Ladewig, E.L., Nixon, E., O'Moore, M., Williams, J. & O'Dowd, T.C., Weight, body image and bullying in 9-year-old children., Journal of Pediatrics & Child Health, 49, (4), 2013, pE288 - E293, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nixon, E., Swords, L. & Murray, A., Growing up in Ireland: Parenting and Infant Development, Dublin, Department of Health and Children, 2013, 64, Report, PUBLISHED
Ethics of Oral Interviews with Children in, editor(s)L. Hogan, M. Junker-Kelly & C. Russell , Ethics for Graduate Researchers: A Cross-Discipline Approach., Elsevier, 2012, pp183 - 199, [Nixon, E.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nixon, E., Greene, S. & Hogan, D., "Like an uncle but more, but less than a father"-Irish children's relationships with nonresident fathers., Journal of Family Psychology, 26, (3), 2012, p381 - 390, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cleary, A. & Nixon, E., Early adult outcomes for Irish children with behavioural difficulties, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58, 2012, p643 - 651, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nixon, E., Greene, S. & Hogan, D., Negotiating relationships in single-mother households: Perspectives of children and mothers, Family Relations, 61, (1), 2012, p142 - 156, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Greene, S., Kelly, R., Nixon, E., Kelly, G., Borska, Z., Murphy, S., Daly, A., Whyte, J., Murphy, C., A Study of Intercountry Adoption Outcomes in Ireland , Dublin, The Adoption Board, 2007, 361, Report, PUBLISHED
Byrne, T., Nixon, E., Mayock, P., Whyte, J., Research Briefing - Free Time and Leisure Needs of Young People Living in Disadvantaged Communities. , Dublin, Children's Research Centre, TCD., 2006, Report, PUBLISHED
Cleary, A., Fitzgerald, M. & Nixon, E., From child to adult: A longitudinal study of Irish children and their families., Dublin, Department of Social & Family Affairs, 2004, 96, Report, PUBLISHED

  

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Winner of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference best poster award 2008
Developmental Psychology, Parenting, Parent-Child Relationships, Adoption, Irish childhoods, Children's experiences, Childhood Obesity