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Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

J.E.D.I. Symposium - Yvonne Kelly and Ronald Dahl

Understanding Mechanisms of Change across Child Development

Wednesday, 01 February 2023, 16:00-17:30h (CET) / 10:00-11:30h am (EST)

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Prof. Dr. Yvonne Kelly and Prof. Dr. Ronald Dahl will jointly discuss the topic
Understanding Mechanisms of Change across Child Development with a particular focus on how biological, developmental, social processes and their interactions change across developmental periods”

In the discussion with the two panellists, we will focus on different aspects that influence children’s development: biological, developmental, and social processes, and importantly, their interactions. The way these interactive processes change across different developmental periods is among the most interesting to understand.

After a joint discussion between the moderator and the two panellists, the audience is welcome to join the discussion as well.

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Prof. Dr. Yvonne Kelly
is a Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College London. Professor Kelly is the Director of ICLS and leads work on health and development during childhood and adolescence. Her research makes use of longitudinal datasets including the Millennium Cohort Study, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, the 1958 and 1970 Birth Cohort Studies. She leads a large research programme on children and young people’s health and development, including the topics such as how to improve the understanding of the causes and consequences of socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in health, the understanding of the influences on young people’s mental health including the potential role of digital technologies, or the influences of family and broader social contexts for healthy development in childhood including obesity, socioemotional wellbeing, and cognitive performance.
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Prof. Dr. Ronald E. Dahl
is the Director of the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley. He also directs the Adolescent Research Collaborative and is the Founding Director of the Center for the Developing Adolescent. He is a paediatrician and developmental scientist with research interests in the development of sleep/arousal regulation, affect regulation, and the development of behavioural and emotional disorders in children and adolescents. Currently, his work focuses on adolescence as a developmental period with particular opportunities for early intervention in relation to a wide range of behavioural and emotional health problems. His research is interdisciplinary and bridges basic developmental research (emphasizing social and affective neuroscience) and the translation of this work into clinical and social policy relevance.
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