Project Code: 10470974
Faculty: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Department: Learning, Development and Professional Practice
Main Supervisor: Associate Professor Gavin Brown
Principal investigator: Dist Prof Jane Harding
Application open date: 08 Dec 2020
Application deadline: 31 May 2021
Enrolment information: NZ Citizens, NZ Permanent Residents, International
Studies of interventions before and around the time of birth such as clinical trials or treating low glucose levels commonly measure effects on cognitive and motor development at 2 years of age. However, it is not clear how well these measures predict children’s success at school.
This project will involve examining previously collected data at ages 2 and 4.5 years as predictors of academic performance in early primary schooling (age 9). Measures include cognitive, motor, behavioural, and health indicators for children in the CHYLD study.
You should have experience in an education-related discipline. Examples include (but are not limited to) educational psychology, education, developmental psychology, psychometrics, and social science data analysis.
The objective of the project is to ascertain relationships between early measures of development and academic outcomes at age 9 years.
In addition to the main supervisor, Professor Gavid Brown (Faculty of Education and Social Work), you will be supervised by at least one of: Dr Chris McKinlay, Associate Professor Trecia Wouldes and/or Distinguished Professor Jane Harding.
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- Mid-childhood outcomes after medical interventions (i.e., dextrose gel for preventing low glucose levels or extra protein for babies born very preterm)
- Cognitive and health antecedents of achievement at school
- Do lower thresholds for diagnosis of gestational diabetes have later benefits for mothers and babies?