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Sinead Mc Nally
Visiting Research Fellow, Psychology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

McNally, S., Kent, G., Fagan, B., & Bleach, J., Knowledge Exchange in Early Childhood Research and Practice: Findings from the Early Learning Initiative and the National College of Ireland, An Leanbh Óg: OMEP Ireland journal of early childhood studies, 10, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Quigley, J., McNally, S., & Lawson, S. , Prosodic Patterns in Interaction of Low-Risk and at-Risk-of-Autism Spectrum Disorders Infants and Their Mothers at 12 and 18 Months, Language, Learning and Development, 12, (3), 2016, p295 - 310 Journal Article, 2016

Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., McNally, S., Murphy, J., Hansen, M., & Elklit, A. , Exploring differences between the ICD-11 and DSM-5 models of PTSD: Does it matter which model is used?, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 2016, p48 - 53 Journal Article, 2016

McNally, S. & Maguire, R., Keep calm and carry on: Children's self-regulation in early years settings, Children's Research Digest,, 2, (2), 2015, p47 - 53 Journal Article, 2015

Greene, S. Morgan, M. McCrory, C. McNally, S., Growing Up in Ireland: Review of the literature pertaining to the second wave of data collection with the infant cohort at three years, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin, December, 2014 Report, 2014 TARA - Full Text

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

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

McNally, S. Share, M. Murray, A., Prevalence and predictors of grandparent childcare in Ireland: Findings from a nationally representative sample of infants and their families, Child Care In Practice, 20, (2), 2014, p182 - 193 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text

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

McNally, S., Growing Up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children: an Evidence Base for Policy in Early Childhood Education and Care, An Leanbh Óg: The OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 7, 2013, p5 - 12 Journal Article, 2013

McGinnity, Frances; Murray, Aisling; McNally, Sinead , Growing Up in Ireland: Mothers' Return to Work and Childcare Choices for Infants in Ireland , Dublin, The Stationery Office / Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, July, 2013 Report, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Smith, G. & McNally, S., A three-pronged approach to early intervention speech and language therapy delivery in the community. , An Leanbh Óg: The OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies, 7, 2013, p119 - 128 Journal Article, 2013

McCrory, Cathal; McNally, Sinead, The Effect of Pregnancy Intention on Maternal Prenatal Behaviours and Parent and Child Health: Results of an Irish Cohort Study, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 27, (2), 2013, p208 - 215 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Williams, James; Murray, Aisling; McCrory, Cathal; McNally, Sinéad , Growing Up In Ireland: Development from Birth to Three Years, Dublin, Stationery Office / Department of Children and Youth Affairs, September, 2013 Report, 2013 TARA - Full Text

McNally, S. & Bourke, A., Periconceptional folic acid supplementation in a nationally representative sample of Irish mothers, Irish Medical Journal, 105, (7), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

McNally, T. & McNally, S., Chomsky and Wittgenstein on linguistic competence, Nordic Wittgenstein Review, (1), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Williams, J., Greene, S., McNally, S., Murray, A., & Quail, A., Growing Up in Ireland - The Infants and Their Families, Dublin, The Stationary Office Dublin, 2010 Report, 2010

Williams, James, Greene, Sheila, Doyle, Erika, McDaid, Rory, McNally, Sinéad, Merriman, Brían, Nixon, Elizabeth and Swords, Lorraine, Growing Up in Ireland - National Longitudinal Study of Children. Wave 1 at 9 years [collection], Maynooth, Co. Kildare: Irish Qualitative Data Archive , 2008 Dataset, 2008 URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

McNally, S. & Downes, P., Evaluation of University College Dublin's 'Future You' Peer Support Access Initiative: A Relational, Community Development Systemic Outreach Approach. , University College Dublin, June, 2016 Report, 2016

Casey, C. McNally, S. Quinn, M. & O'Keefe, A., Restorative Practices in Action: Tallaght West - A Case Study., The Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy,, 2, (1), 2013, p63 - 70 Journal Article, 2013

Research Expertise


Developmental Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Research and Policy, Translational Research, Health Psychology


AUTISM; Child Psychology/Development; Psycholinguistics


Awards and Honours

IRCSET Embark Initiative 2005-2009

National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Research Initiative 2007

Trinity Entrance Exhibition Award 1999


Graduate membership of PSI 2011 – current

Children's Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland 2011 – current