Applications are invited for an early career Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on an exciting new project (funded by the The Waterloo Foundation) to investigate the role of sleep and family factors on the development of attention in children at a higher risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under the supervision of Dr Michelle Downes and Dr Jessica Bramham.
What is this research about?
This pilot study will integrate existing digital solutions that have shown to support teachers in the classroom and parents at home with students who have ADHD and will deliver an Augmented Reality (AR) solution for an existing on line literacy programme. We hope this will enable students with ADHD to stay focused, make fewer mistakes and to finish assignments at school as well as homework.
Who is doing this research?
UCD are looking for parents of children with infants who are from 10 months old up to 60 months old to get involved in our new babylab study at UCD. This study looks at how attention develops in the context of everyday life. We are looking for families with and without a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This means that we want both children who have an older sibling and/or parent with an ADHD diagnosis as well as families with no known history of ADHD.
This study is being carried out by Dr. Blanaid Gavin, Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Gavin is working on this project with two colleagues Professor Fiona McNicholas and Professor Gary O’Reilly. Dr. Gavin and Professor McNicholas are based in the School of Medicine and Professor O’Reilly is based in the School of Psychology.