Research Forum for the Child
Queen's University Belfast
School of Education
69/71 University Street
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90975961
Fax: +44 (0) 28 90975066
Director: Prof Laura Lundy, email@example.com
Coordinator: Dr Katrina Lloyd
Quality of life (QOL) is a multi-dimensional construct encompassing physical, mental, social and behavioural components of well-being and function. The subject of QOL, and its relationship to health, has generated an extensive literature among adults and, more recently, interest in the concept has led to the development of QOL measures especially designed for use with children and young people. Researchers at Queen’s from a variety of disciplines including Nursing, Education and Sociology have been assessing QOL in children and this Special Interest Group (SIG) will draw on their work to consider the usefulness of the measures and their applicability to diverse populations within Northern Ireland.
The SIG has attracted new members from across the University and is establishing a programme of meetings and events to take place in this academic year. A seminar, 'Child well-being and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: what difference do rights make?' presented by Professor Laura Lundy will take place on 13th December 2011 (for details, see below).
The next SIG meeting will take place on 15th December 2011 at 12.00pm in Room G6a, School of Education, University Road. If you have any queries, or you would like to join the SIG, please contact Katrina Lloyd.
Seminar by Professor Laura Lundy, School of Education, Queen's University Belfast
Date: Tuesday 13 December 2011
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Location: Room G13, School of Education, 69/71 University Street
For information on this event and details on how to register please click here.
PeopleDr Bronagh Byrne(Education)