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Jean Quigley
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Research Associate, Children's Research Centre

Biography

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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McEvoy, J., Treacy, B., Quigley, J. , A matter of life and death: knowledge about the body and concept of death in adults with intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research , 61, (1), 2017, p89-98- Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Ni Chuillean, S & Quigley, J.,, Recognising Voice: The Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Journal of Assistive Technologies, 10, (3), 2016, p140 - 152 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Quigley, J., McNally, S., & Lawson, S. , Prosodic patterns in interaction of low-risk and high-risk-for-autism infants and their mothers at 12 and 18 months. , Language, Learning & Development, 12, (3), 2016, p295 - 310 Journal Article, 2016 URL

Parental investment and child development in, editor(s)James Williams Emer Smyth Dorothy Watson Liz Nixon , Cherishing all the children equally? Ireland 100 years on from the Easter Rising., Dublin, Ireland, Oaktree, 2016, pp80 - 106, [Quigley, Jean & Nixon, Elizabeth] Book Chapter, 2016

Urm, Ada & Quigley, Jean, Father-infant interaction: 'Unpredictable' contingency & language development, XX Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 26 - 28, 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

Quigley, Jean, Babysibs: Dyadic prosody, 30th World Congress of the IALP, Dublin, Ireland, 21-25 August 2016, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Quigley, Jean & Sinead Mcnally, S., Maternal Education and Child Language: Predicting Positive Outcomes for Children of Low and Highly Educated Mothers, Child Language Seminar , University of Warwick, 21 July 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

McNally, S., McCrory, C., Quigley, J., Murray, A., , RESILIENCE IN EARLY CHILD LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT , International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, NL, 12-14 March 2015 , 2015 Poster, 2015

Bubulia, J., Trimble, T., Quigley, J., & Gordon, M.S. , Impact of vicarious trauma on barristers practicing criminal law: An armoury of resilience. , Cork Journal of Applied Psychology, 1, (1), 2015, p33 - 45 Journal Article, 2015

Jean Quigley, Prosody in dyadic interaction, Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication , Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, March 27, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Quigley, J. & McNally, S. , Mother-infant interaction corpus: Infant siblings at risk of autism spectrum disorders and typically developing infants. , Child lanChild Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES). Carnegie Mellon University., 2014 Dataset, 2014 URL

Children's construction of porn in an Irish primary school: Implications for boys. in, editor(s)Kiely, E. & Leane, M. , Sexualities and Irish Society, Ireland, Blackhall Press, 2014, pp321 - 347, [Afra, A. & Quigley, J.] Book Chapter, 2014

Murray, A., McNally,S., Quigley, J. McCrory, C., Risk and resilience in early child language development, Psychological Society of Ireland annual conference, Galway, Ireland, 11-14 November 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014

Pertl, M., Quigley, J. Hevey, D. , I'm not complaining because I'm alive': Barriers to the emergence of a discourse of cancer-related fatigue., Psychology & Health, 29, (2), 2014, p141 - 161 Journal Article, 2014

McNally, S. & Quigley, J. , An Irish cohort study of risk and protective factors for infant language development at 9 months., Infant & Child Development. , 23, (6), 2014, p634 - 649 Journal Article, 2014

Quigley, J., Mother's Infant Directed Speech with infants at risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Annual conference Irish Speech & Language Therapists, Dublin, April 19, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Quigley, J., McNally, S., Lawson, S. , Prosody in infant-mother dyads at-risk of autism., Child Language Seminar, Manchester, UK, June 2013, 2013 Poster, 2013

Quigley, J. & McNally, S., Maternal communicative style in interaction with infant siblings of children with autism, Language, Interaction & Acquisition, 4, (1), 2013, p51 - 69 Journal Article, 2013

Quigley, J. & McNally, S., Maternal response patterns to infant vocalisations, Early Language Acquisition, Lyon, France, 5-7 December 2012, 2012 Poster, 2012

Ni Chuillean, S & Quigley, J., Assessing Recollection and Familiarity in Low Functioning Autism, Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 10.1007/s10803-012-1, 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Pertl, M., Hevey, D., Quigley, J., Constructing a discourse of cancer-related fatigue that can inform clinical practice, COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS, 13-15 November 2012, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Jean Quigley, Mother's Infant Directed Speech (IDS) in face-to-face interaction with typically developing infants and infant siblings (SIBS-A) of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, aged 3 to 12 months, Enable Ireland, Dublin, 5 September 2012, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Quigley, J. , A longitudinal analysis of Maternal Infant Directed Speech (IDS) to preverbal infants at-risk for ASD., International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) , San Diego, California, May 11-15 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Quigley, J., A grammatical analysis of Infant Directed Speech., 12th International Congress for the Study of Child Language (IASCL), Montreal, Canada, 19-23 July 2011, 2011 Poster, 2011

Quigley, J, Psychology and grammar:The construction of the autobiographical self., Theory & Psychology, 11, 2001, p147 - 170 Journal Article, 2001

Quigley, J, The Child's Autobiographical Self, Irish Journal of Psychology, Special Issue on Developmental Psychology in Ireland, 21, (3/4), 2000 Journal Article, 2000

Quigley, J., The Grammar of Autobiography: A Developmental Account, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., 2000, 240pp Book, 2000

Quigley, J, Modality and Tense in Children's Autobiographical Accounts, Narrative Inquiry, 9, (2), 1999, p279 - 302 Journal Article, 1999

Quigley, J, The Provision of Adult Literacy Education in Ireland, Dublin, Dept. of Education, 1993 Report, 1993

Responsivity in mother-infant interaction: A comparison of SibsA infants and a group of typically developing (TD) controls in, editor(s)Frédérique Gayraud Sophie Kern lorence Chenu , Early Language Acquisition, CSP, [Quigley, J., McNally, S. & Hughes, C. ] Book Chapter,

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

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, 2003

Research Expertise

Description

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.

Projects

  • Title
    • Mother's Infant Directed speech in face to face interaction with normally developing infants and infant siblings of children with ASD
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • Dec 08
  • Date To
    • Dec 10
  • Title
    • Embodiment and medical technology
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2008
  • Title
    • Language interventions with non-verbal ASD children
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • 2005
  • Date To
    • 2008

Keywords

Autism; Developmental pragmatics and child discourse; Language Acquisition and Development; Psycholinguistics

Recognition

Awards and Honours

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

Memberships

Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI); International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL)


Last updated 4 June 2015 School of Psychology (Email).