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Making healthy babies – an exploration of barriers and facilitators to optimising pre-conception Health

Preconception health can influence outcomes in pregnancy as well the future wellbeing of the child. Several national and international policies have highlighted the need to improve preconception health at the individual level. Read more

Enhancing Women’s Access and Experiences of Care during Pregnancy through Digital Health Technologies [Self-Funded Students Only]

  Research Group: Cybersecurity, Privacy and HCC Research Section
This project is in collaboration with the University of Leicester, the University of Cape Town, and the broader EPSRC/GCRF funded UK-South Africa CoMaCH Network on Co-designing community-based digital health interventions for maternal and child health. Read more
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(BBSRC DTP) Epigenetic mechanisms linking maternal immune activation-induced transcriptional changes to adult behavioural impairment in a neurodevelopmental rat model

A fundamental unknown in understanding mechanisms of disease, and therefore improving therapy, is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016). Read more

The influence of self-monitoring mood and selfcare activities during pregnancy and early transition to motherhood: a sequential exploratory mixed methods study (RDF23/HLS/NMH/STEEN)

Introduction and background. Pregnant women and new mothers are susceptible to changes in mental health with anxiety and stress being common during pregnancy and following birth, which can stand alone or be present with other mental health problems (Steen and Steen, 2014). Read more

How does parental education increase risk to ADHD in the offspring?

Background. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental condition, characterised by persistent difficulties in the areas of attention span/impulse control. Read more

Precision Medicine DTP – Blood flow and solute transport in human placental microvasculature: an in silico approach to stratifying pregnancy pathologies

Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus. Read more

Metabolic programming: Role of micronutrient (B12) deficiency and associated epigenetic marks

The global epidemic of childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Although current adverse lifestyle (nutrition and physical inactivity) contributes to obesity, a growing body of evidence links early life nutritional adversity to the development of obesity and metabolic disorders in children. Read more

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