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Dr. Jean Quigley

Assistant Professor (Psychology)

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 and the MSc in Psychology (Conversion) in the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in language development, with particular reference to early first language acquisition and to neurodevelopmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been funded by the Irish Research Council to conduct longitudinal research on language acquisition in early infancy with infant siblings of children with autism. She is also using the Growing up in Ireland study data to investigate risk and protective factors for early language development.
  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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Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI); International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL)
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
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
Quigley, J. & Nixon, E., Infant language predicts Fathers' vocabulary in Infant Directed Speech, Journal of Child Language, 47, (1 Special Issue), 2020, p146 - 158, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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


Award Date
NUI Scholarship awarded for postgraduate study, 1st Place in Class, 1st Class Honours BA. 1987;
Grant, Provost's Academic Development Fund. University of Dublin, Trinity College. 1999
Arts & Social Science Benefactions Fund. University of Dublin, Trinity College. 2000
New Lecturer's start-up Fund, Trinity College Dublin. 2001
IRCHSS Research Development Initiative 2008
Arts & Social Sciences Benefaction Fund 2012
Arts & Social Sciences Benefaction Fund 2014
Most of her research to date has centred on language acquisition and development, with a particular interest in socio-communicative and language development in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Recently she is most interested in investigating the very beginnings of intentionality and language acquisition. Developments in language acquisition research are coalescing on earlier and earlier stages of development as the crucial times and her work focusses on the identification and analysis of important interpersonal interactional variables for language acquisition and for overall optimal development. Using video microanalysis and advanced software and analysis programmes there are now real possibilities for accessing critical developments in the preverbal period.