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Dr. Cathal Mc Crory

Senior Research Fellow (Centre For Medical Gerontology)


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Research Affiliate, Economic and Social Research Institute 2012
Member of the Expert Advisory Group, Growing Up in Ireland 2014
Member of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) 2014
McCrory, C. Dooley, C., Layte, R., & Kenny RA, The Lasting Legacy of Childhood Adversity for Disease Risk In Later Life, Health Psychology, 34, (7), 2014, p687-696 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Layte, R., Bennett, A., McCrory, C., & Kearney, J., Social class variation in the predictors of rapid growth in infancy and obesity at age three years, International Journal of Obesity, 38, (1), 2014, p82 - 90, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
McCrory, C. & Layte, R., Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Smoking and Childhood Behavioural Problems, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, (8), 2012, p1277 - 1288, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCrory, C., & Layte, R., Breastfeeding and risk of overweight and obesity at nine years of age, Social Science and Medicine, 75, (2), 2012, p323 - 330, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
McCrory, C. & Murray, A., The effect of breastfeeding on neuro-development in infancy, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17, (9), 2013, p680 - 688, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCrory, C. & McNally, S., The effect of pregnancy intention on maternal prenatal behaviours and parent and child health: results of an Irish cohort study, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 27, (2), 2013, p208 - 215, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
McCrory, C. & Layte, R., Testing competing models of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire's (SDQ's) factor structure for the parent-informant instrument, Personality and Individual Differences, 52, (8), 2012, p882 - 887, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Layte, Richard; McCrory, Cathal, Paediatric Chronic Illness and Educational Failure: the Role of Emotional and Behavioural Problems, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, (8), 2013, p1307 - 1316, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Layte, Richard; McCrory, Cathal, Growing Up in Ireland - National Longitudinal Study of Children: Overweight and Obesity Among 9-Year-Olds, Dublin, Stationery Office, November , 2011, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
McCrory, C. & Layte, R., The effect of breastfeeding on children's educational test scores at nine years of age: Results of an Irish cohort study, Social Science & Medicine, 72, (5), 2011, p1515 - 1521, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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One of the most consistently documented findings in epidemiological research is that health is socially patterned and that individuals at the lower end of the social spectrum are disproportionately more likely to suffer the burden of ill health. The gradient is apparent in early infancy and extends through childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age. My research aims to elucidate the processes, pathways and mechanisms through which socially mediated variations in risk exposures come to influence health and mortality across the life-course. In trying to understand the factors contributing to the premature onset of disease among vulnerable groups, it is hoped that we will be better able to understand the ageing process.