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Overview of Research at Tír na nÓg

Research in child development has a long history at Tír na nÓg.

In July 1990,Tír na nÓg was established as a childcare and child research facility by the School of Psychology in collaboration with the University. Over the past two and a half decades, faculty, post-graduate students, and undergraduates in the Schools of Psychology, Linguistics and Education at Bangor University have conducted studies at Tír na nÓg. These studies include over 19 PhD projects, 27 Masters research projects, and 48 undergraduate projects.

Research conducted at Tír na nÓg has generated more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in child development/health/behavioural journals, and has been presented at more than 100 national/international conferences.

Current research takes place in our new research-dedicated facilities. These state-of-the-art facilities are expected to facilitate even more research success in the near future. We have three dedicated research rooms with one-way observation mirrors, computers, and will soon be fully equipped for eye-tracking, electrophysiology (EEG and ERP), and functional imaging using fNIRS.

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