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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Perra is open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Charting, monitoring, and understanding the development of learning and behaviour of term and pre-term infants - Interventions to improve term and pre-term infants’ learning and social learning skills - Developmental outcomes of Cerebral Palsy children

20052020

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Research Output

2020
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Healthcare use by children and young adults with cerebral palsy

Carter, B., Bennett, V., Jones, H., Bethel, J., Perra, O., Wang, T. & Kemp, A., 20 Apr 2020, In : Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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12 Downloads (Pure)

Training attention control of very preterm infants: protocol for a feasibility study of the Attention Control Training (ACT)

Perra, O., Wass, S., McNulty, A., Sweet, D., Papageorgiou, K., Johnston, M., Patterson, A., Bilello, D. & Alderdice, F., 10 Feb 2020, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 6, 1, 11 p., 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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27 Downloads (Pure)
2019
1 Downloads (Pure)

Psychometric validation of the Prenatal Distress Questionnaire (PDQ) in pregnant women in Spain

Caparros-Gonzalez, R. A., Perra, O., Alderdice, F., Lynn, F., Lobel, M., García-García, I. & Peralta-Ramírez, M. I., Mar 2019, In : Women & Health. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)
106 Downloads (Pure)
2018
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Informants' ratings of activity level in infancy predict ADHD symptoms and diagnoses in childhood

Meeuwsen, M., Perra, O., van Goozen, S. H. M. & Hay, D. F., 15 Oct 2018, In : Development and Psychopathology. 15 p., 15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
169 Downloads (Pure)

Pain medication dispensed for persons with cerebral palsy: a population-based data-linkage study

Garcia Jalon, E., Maguire, A., Perra, O., Kerr, C., Gavin, A., O'Reilly, D. & Thurston, A., Mar 2018, p. 30. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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2 Citations (Scopus)
189 Downloads (Pure)
2017

Preliminary evaluation of the Well-being in Pregnancy (WiP) Questionnaire

Alderdice, F., McNeill, J., Gargan, P. & Perra, O., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology. 38, 2, p. 133-142 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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1 Citation (Scopus)
403 Downloads (Pure)
2016
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11 Citations (Scopus)
204 Downloads (Pure)

If You Go Down to the Woods Today: Infants’ Distress During a Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Relation to Peer Relations and Later Emotional Problems

Hay, D. F., Mundy, L., Phillips, R., Roberts, S., Meeuwsen, M., Goodyear, I. & Perra, O., 24 Nov 2016, In : Infancy : the official journal of the International Society on Infant Studies. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2 Citations (Scopus)
215 Downloads (Pure)
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106 Downloads (Pure)
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Transitions in Contentious Behaviour in Infancy and Later Aggressive Conduct Problems

Perra, O. & Hay, D. F., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2015

Associations between Maternal Postnatal Depression and Infants’ Social Learning Abilities

Perra, O., Phillips, R., Fyfield, R., Waters, C. & Hay, D. F., Mar 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Does mothers' postnatal depression influence the development of imitation?

Perra, O., Phillips, R., Fyfield, R., Waters, C. & Hay, D. F., 01 Nov 2015, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 56, 11, p. 1231-1238 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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8 Citations (Scopus)
234 Downloads (Pure)

Parent ratings of child cognition and language compared with Bayley-III in preterm 3-year-olds

Perra, O., McGowan, J. E., Grunau, R. E., Boylan Doran, J., Craig, S., Johnston, L., Jenkins, J., Holmes, V. A. & Alderdice, F. A., Mar 2015, In : Early human development. 91, 3, p. 211-216 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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3 Citations (Scopus)
596 Downloads (Pure)
2014
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3 Citations (Scopus)
220 Downloads (Pure)

Behavioural outcomes at 3 years of age among late preterm infants admitted to neonatal intensive care: a cohort study

Boylan, J., Alderdice, F. A., McGowan, J. E., Craig, S., Perra, O. & Jenkins, J., Sep 2014, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition. 99, 5, p. 359-365

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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6 Citations (Scopus)
198 Downloads (Pure)

Findings from the Barnardo’s 'Ready to Learn’ Programme

Macdonald, G., Perra, O., Neeson, L. & O'Neill, N., 2014, Belfast: Barnardo's NI. 28 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Neonatal intensive care and late preterm infants: Health and family functioning at three years

McGowan, J. E., Alderdice, F. A., Boylan (Doran), J., Holmes, V. A., Jenkins, J., Craig, S., Perra, O. & Johnston, L., Apr 2014, In : Early human development. 90, 4, p. 201-205 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Precursors to aggression are evident by 6 months of age

Hay, D. F., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Swift, N., Kairis, V., Phillips, R., Jones, R., Goodyer, I., Harold, G., Thapar, A. & van Goozen, S., May 2014, In : Developmental science. 17, 3, p. 471-480 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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28 Citations (Scopus)
197 Downloads (Pure)

Smartphones - a method for longitudinal survey data capture: One step forward or two steps back?

McAneney, H., McCann, M., Moriarty, J., Tully, M., O'Hara, L., Perra, O., Yerima, S., Sezer, S., Ell, P. S., Miller, R. & Macdonald, G., 25 Feb 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Well-being in Pregnancy

Perra, O., 05 Jun 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

8 Citations (Scopus)
2013

A longitudinal analysis of estimation, counting skills, and mathematical ability across the first school year

Muldoon, K., Towse, J., Simms, V., Perra, O. & Menzies, V., Feb 2013, In : Developmental Psychology. 49, 2, p. 250-7 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

The Influence of Parental Monitoring and School Environment on Adolescent Alcohol Use

McCann, M., Higgins, K., Perra, O. & McLaughlin, A., 2013, Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Supplement ed. journal, Vol. 6. p. A65-A66 1 p. PP42

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2012

Attention Engagement in Early Infancy

Perra, O. & Gattis, M., Dec 2012, In : Infant Behavior and Development. 35, 4, p. 635-644 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

School-related predictors of smoking, drinking and drug use: Evidence from the Belfast Youth Development Study

Perra, O., Fletcher, A., Bonell, C., Higgins, K. & McCrystal, P., Apr 2012, In : Journal of Adolescence. 35, 2, p. 315-324 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Citations (Scopus)

Known risk factors for violence predict 12-month-old infants’ aggressiveness with peers

Hay, D. F., Mundy, L., Roberts, S., Carta, R., Waters, C. S., Perra, O., Jones, R., Jones, I., Goodyear, I., Harold, G., Tharpar, A. & Van Goozen, S., 2011, In : Psychological Science. 22, 9, p. 1205 1211 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Identifying early signs of aggression: psychometric properties of the cardiff infant contentiousness scale

Hay, D. F., Perra, O., Hudson, K., Waters, C. S., Mundy, L., Phillips, R., Goodyear, I., Harold, G., Thapar, A., Goozen, S. V. & Team, C. C. D. S., Nov 2010, In : Aggressive Behavior. 2010, 6, p. 351-357 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Citations (Scopus)

Levels of Neonatal Thyroid Hormone in Preterm Infants and Neurodevelopmental Outcome at 51/2 Years: Millennium Cohort Study

Delahunty, C., Falconer, S., Hume, R., Jackson, L., Midgley, P., Mirfield, M., Ogston, S., Perra, O., Simpson, J., Watson, J., Willatts, P. & Williams, F., Nov 2010, In : journal clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 95 (11), 11, p. 4898-4908 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

Mothers' antenatal depression and their children's antisocial outcomes

Hay, D. F., Pawlby, S., Waters, C. S., Perra, O. & Sharp, D., Jan 2010, In : Child Development. 81, 1, p. 149-165 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Citations (Scopus)

The Association Between SDQ Patterns and Substance Use in 15 Year Olds

Perra, O., O'Hara, L. & McCrystal, P., Sep 2010.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The control of social attention from 1 to 4 months

Perra, O. & Gattis, M., Nov 2010, In : British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 28, 4, p. 891-908 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)