Publications and Resources

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles



Chzhen, Y., Symonds, J., Devine, D., Mikolai, J., Harkness, S., Sloan, S., & Martinez Sainz, G. (2022) Learning in a pandemic: Primary school children’s emotional engagement with remote schooling during the Spring 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland. Child Indicators Research.



Berrington, A., Ellison, J., Kuang, B., Vasireddy, S., & Kulu, H. (2021) Scenario-Based Fertility Projections for the UK Incorporating Impacts of COVID-19. Population, Space and Place. Online first.

Creswell, C., Shum, A., Pearcey, S., Skripkauskaite, S., Patalay, P., & Waite, P. (2021) Young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 5(8), 535-537.

Daly, M. (2021) The concept of care: Insights, challenges and research opportunities in COVID-19 times. Journal of European Social Policy, 31, 1: 108-118.

Demkowicz, O., Panayiotou, M., Parsons S., Feltham, A., Arseneault, L., Ingram, B. Patalay, P., Edge, D., Pierce, M., Creswell, C., Victor, C., O’Connor, R. C., Qualter, P. (2021) Looking back to move forward: Reflections on the strengths and challenges of the COVID-19 UK mental health research response. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 622562.

McMahon, J., Elaine A., Gallagher, E., Walsh, E., & O’Connor, C. (2021) Experiences of remote education during COVID-19 and its relationship to the mental health of primary school children. Irish Educational Studies, 40(2), 457-468. 10.1080/03323315.2021.1932555

Raw, J. A. L., Waite, P., Pearcey, S., Shum, A., Patalay, P., & Creswell, C. (2021) Examining changes in parent-reported child and adolescent mental health throughout the UK’s first COVID-19 national lockdown. Journal of Child Psycholohy and Psychiatry, 62, 1391-1401.

Waite, P., Pearcey, S., Shum, A., Raw, J. A. L., Patalay, P., & Creswell, C. (2021) How did the mental health symptoms of children and adolescents change over early lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK? JCPP Advances, 1(e12009).



Mikolai, J., Keenan, K., & Kulu, H. (2020) Intersecting household-level health and socio-economic vulnerabilities and the COVID-19 crisis: An analysis from the UK. SSM – Population Health, 12, 100628.


Research Reports

Blanden, J., Crawford, C., Fumagalli, L., et al. (2021) School closures and children’s emotional and behavioural difficulties. ISER Reports.

Bradshaw, J. R., Bennett, F., Glendinning, C., Tunstall, B., & Bloor, K. E. (2021) ESPN Thematic Report on Social protection and inclusion policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis United Kingdom. European Union.

Del Bono, E., Fumagalli, L, Holford, A., et al. (2021) Coping with school closures: Changes in home-schooling during COVID-19. ISER Reports.

Gallagher, E., Walsh, E., O’Connor, C., & McMahon, J. (2020) Co-SPACE Ireland Report 03: Changes in children and young people’s emotional and behavioural difficulties through one month of COVID-19 restrictions.

Gromada, A., Rees, G., & Chzhen, Y. (2020) Worlds of Influence: Understanding What Shapes Child Well-being in Rich Countries. Florence: Unicef Office of Research – Innocenti.

McMahon, J., & Gallagher, E. (2020) Co-SPACE Ireland Report 01: Findings from the first 500 participants on parent/carer stress and reported child activity.

O’Connor, C., Gallagher, E., Walsh, E., & McMahon, J. (2020) Co-SPACE Ireland Report 02: COVID-19 worries, parent/carer stress and support needs, by child special educational needs and parent/carer work status.

Symonds, J. E., Devine, D., Sloan, S., Crean, M., Davies, A., Farrell, J., Moore, B., & Blue, T. (2020) Experiences of Remote Teaching and Learning in Ireland During the Covid-19 Pandemic (March – May 2020). University College Dublin.


Policy Briefs & Blog Posts

Doyle, O. COVID-19: Exacerbating educational inequalities?, 2020.

Creswell, C. Young people’s mental health – The pandemic has exacerbated mental health problems. FST Journal, 2021.

Harkness, S. Update: How is the response to coronavirus affecting gender equality? Economics Observatory, 11 March 2021.

Harkness, S. How will the response to coronavirus affect gender equality? Economics Observatory, 18 June 2020.

Mikolai, J., Chzhen, K., & Garrington, C. (2022) Covid-19 and children’s well-being. ESRC Centre for Population Change Policy Briefing No. 67.





This project was funded by UK Research and Innovation-Economic and Social Research Council and the Irish Research Council under the ‘ESRC-IRC UK/Ireland Networking Grants’.