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Dr. Jean Quigley

Assistant Professor (Psychology)
ARAS AN PHIARSAIGH

Research Associate (Children's Research Centre)


Jean Quigley is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Psychology, Co-Director of the Infant and Child Research Laboratory and Director of the Psychology Conversion Course (H.Dip.Psych) in the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in the psychology of language, with particular reference to early first language acquisition and to language development in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current projects focus on the critical role of parent-infant interaction for language development. This research has been funded by the Irish Research Council and the HRB among other bodies.
  Autism   Developmental pragmatics and child discourse   Language Acquisition and Development   Psycholinguistics
 Mother's Infant Directed speech in face to face interaction with normally developing infants and infant siblings of children with ASD
 Embodiment and medical technology
 Language interventions with non-verbal ASD children

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President & Editor of TCD School of Psychology Student Journal 2012-2016
Reviewer: Autism & Developmental Language Impairments Child Development Early Childhood Research Quarterly First Language Journal of Nonverbal Behavior Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Philosophical Psychology Theory & Psychology 2000-present
Member of Editorial Board Psychoanalytsiche Perspectieven 2011-
External HETAC Programmatic Review School of Arts DBS BA & HDip Psychology 2014
External Examiner PhD UU 2013
External Examiner PhD TCD 2010
External Examiner PhD DCU 2010
External Examiner MSc Thesis UCD 2011
Academic panel Grant Application reviewer AUTISTICA UK 2019
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference Adjudication Panel Member 2008
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Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) 2000 Present
Irish Association of Applied Linguistics IRAAL 2006 1999
International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) 2020 2010
Quigley, J. & Nixon, E. , Parent child directed speech in dyadic and triadic interaction: Associations with coparenting dynamics and child language outcomes. , Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 58, 2022, p125 - 135, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly, L., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J., The Dynamics of Conversational Turn-Taking in Father-Child and Mother-Child Interaction. , Language Development Research, 2, (1), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Ataman-Devrim, M. Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Joint Attention Episodes during Interactions with Fathers but not Mothers at Age Two is Associated with Expressive Language at Age Three, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 226, (105569), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Del Rosario, C., Slevin, M., Molloy, E., Quigley, J. & Nixon, E. , How to use the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development., Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice., 106, (2), 2021, p108 - 112, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nandy, A. Nixon, E. & Quigley, J., Communicative functions of parents' child directed speech across dyadic and triadic contexts., Journal of Child Language, 48, (6), 2021, p1281 - 1294, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nandy, A, Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Observed and reported coparenting and toddlers' adaptive functioning., Infant & Child Development, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Nix, L., Nixon, E., Quigley, J., Keane, V., Perinatal depression and children's developmental outcomes at 2 years postpartum, Early Human Development, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Leary, N., Jairaj, C., Nixon, E., Quigley, J. & Keane, V. , Antenatal depression and maternal infant directed speech during the first postnatal year. , Infant Behaviour & Development. , 64, 2021, p101465 -, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Quigley, J., & Nixon, E. , Toddler Talk: Gender and Context Effects. , IASCL 2021 , July 15-23 2021, 2021, Poster, PUBLISHED
Kelly, L., Nixon, E., & Quigley, J. , Father-child shared book-reading in light- and heavy-text conditions. , TALKBANK, 2020, Dataset, PUBLISHED  URL
  

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O'Mara, S.M., Mangaoang, M.A., McMackin, D.M., Quigley, J., Relationship Of Language Disorder To Mnemonic Deficits After Unilateral Hippocampectomy In Human Patients, 2003, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED

  

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NUI Scholarship awarded for postgraduate study, 1st Place in Class, 1st Class Honours BA. 1987
My research area is child language development. Language is critical for academic and social success, even in the early preschool years. The purpose of my research is to contribute to understanding how language develops and to impact on improving the language abilities of both neurodiverse and neurotypical children. I am the only academic in the School of Psychology with research expertise in this key subdiscipline of psychology. I have published a book with a key international publisher, my research is published in international high impact factor journals in the field, and is included in special issues and in metaanalyses. My datasets are archived in the largest open access repository for spoken language data and are available to researchers worldwide. I am a founding Co-Director of the Infant and Child Research Laboratory in the School of Psychology. This has attracted significant funding (e.g. Health Research Board), collaborations (e.g. TCD School of Medicine) and international postgraduate students. Currently five funded PhD candidates are working on projects related to my research agenda. My work, identifying environmental, family and child factors that impact on child language development and are amenable to intervention, as well as contributing knowledge, is directly relevant to parents, educators and children. There are three main strands to my research agenda: " Longitudinal studies that aim to elucidate the risk and protective factors associated with child language development over time; " Experimental and observational studies of Parent-Child Interaction, the infrastructure for language development, with a unique focus on measuring fathers" contribution to child outcomes; " Studies of language development in atypical contexts, for example, Down Syndrome, Neonatal Encephalopathy, Preterm Birth, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and maternal depression.