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Name Nixon, Elizabeth
Main Department Psychology
College Title Assistant Professor
E-mail enixon@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 2867
 
Biography
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.
 
Representations
Details Date
Member of the Governing Council of the Psychological Society of Ireland 2008
Member of the Board of Professional Conduct, Psychological Society of Ireland 2008
 
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland 1997
Member of the British Psychological Society 1997
Member of the Society for Research in Child Development 2000
Member of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2000
Member of the United States National Council for Family Relations 2004
 
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Winner of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference best poster award 2008
 
Description of Research Interests
Developmental Psychology, Parenting, Parent-Child Relationships, Adoption, Irish childhoods, Children's experiences, Childhood Obesity
 
Research Interests
Adoption CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES Developmental Psychology Irish childhoods, change and diversity
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONS PARENTING
 
Research Projects
Project title Parental Ethnotheories among Immigrant and Irish Parents of Infants in Ireland
Summary Principal Investigator. Co-investigators: Prof. Sheila Greene, Children's Research Centre, TCD; Prof. Imelda Coyne, School of Nursing, TCD & Prof. Kevin Nugent, University of Massachusettes at Amherst, USA.
Funding Agency Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences (€99,970)
Programme
Type of Project
Date from December 2008
Date to March 2011
Person Months 27


Project title National Longitudinal Study of Children in Ireland - Growing up in Ireland
Summary Member of the Management Team of the Study. The study is being conducted by a consortium led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (Principal Investigator Prof. James Williams) and the Children's Research Centre (Lead Co-Investigator, Prof. Sheila Greene).
Funding Agency Office of the Minister for Children
Programme
Type of Project Longitudinal Study
Date from 2006
Date to 2013
Person Months 84


Project title Discourses of Masculinity, Sexual Responsibility and Fatherhood among Disadvantaged Young Men in Ireland
Summary Principal Investigator
Funding Agency Crisis Pregnancy Agency (€90,000)
Programme
Type of Project
Date from October 2007
Date to September 2009
Person Months 23


Project title Children's Perspectives on Parenting Styles & Discipline: A Developmental Perspective
Summary Principal Investigator
Funding Agency Office of the Minister for Children (€17,000)
Programme
Type of Project
Date from December 2006
Date to October 2007
Person Months 10


Project title A National Survey of Parenting Styles in Ireland
Summary Co-investigator with Dr. Ann Marie Halpenny (PI) from School of Social Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology
Funding Agency Office of the Minister for Children (€125,000)
Programme
Type of Project
Date from June 2007
Date to June 2009
Person Months 24


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Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
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
DOI
Lawler, M. & Nixon, E., Body Dissatisfaction Among Adolescent Boys and Girls: The Effects of Body Mass, Peer Appearance Culture and Internalization of Appearance Ideals, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 40, (1), 2011, p59 - 71
DOI
Cleary, A, Nixon, E. & Fitzgerald, M., Psychological health and well-being among young Irish adults, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 24, (4), 2007, p139 - 144
Nixon, E. Greene, S., Hogan, D., Concepts of family among children and young people in Ireland, Irish Journal of Psychology, 27, 2006, p79 - 87
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