Publication Search Tool for Offord Centre Research

October 12, 2017

Researchers, policy makers, community partners and the public can now easily find leading published research in child and youth studies, searching by author (researcher), study team and/or topic including Autism Spectrum Disorder, early development, child maltreatment, community-based interventions, psychiatric disorders, and many others.

The Offord Centre for Child Studies, an internationally recognized research institute affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, has launched a Publication Search feature that makes it easy for anyone to find research relevant or interesting to them.

The Offord Centre is known for innovative, leading research in areas including: Autism Spectrum Disorder; prevention of family violence and intimate partner violence working with VEGA Canada and PreVaiL; the Early Development Instrument (EDI) questionnaire about kindergartners; the landmark Ontario Child Health Study, about to release its 2014 results; Family Checkup Canada’s “Making the Race Fair” preschooler and family intervention program; and many other studies and projects.

“This new publication search feature is a very exciting venture for the Offord Centre. We want our research to be easily accessible to everyone interested in child and youth mental health and well-being research,” says Ellen Lipman, Director, Offord Centre. “Leading research is accessible in a straightforward manner to anyone interested in our specialties, including researchers, students, policy makers, educators, community leaders, and parents.”

To launch the new search tool, Offord Centre researchers were asked to select the five research papers that most represented their work. Currently, more than 100 research papers by 22 researchers affiliated with the Centre can be found using the search tool at

The Offord Centre online database of our researchers’ work published in academic journals worldwide will continue to expand on an ongoing basis, as will the number of researchers specializing in the study of childhood mental health and other youth issues. Postdoctoral students working with the Offord Centre will have their worked included.

The search tool works just as well on mobile devices, including phones and tablets, as it does on desktops. Go to or the home page of to search for yourself.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Angus-Lee, Communications Coordinator
The Offord Centre for Child Studies


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