We are excited to announce this meeting which has been organised in collaboration with the Parenting Science Gang.
This meeting aims to
This event is open both to the scientific community and to members of the public. Parents of young children are welcome to bring them to the event.
The day will be split into two sessions:- the morning session will be a formal scientific meeting consisting of proffered talks on different aspects of physiological measurement in infants.- the afternoon session will incorporate talks from several exciting invited speakers working in this area, including:
Parenting Science GangThe Parenting Science Gang is a Wellcome Trust supported organisation that is focussed on getting members of the public involved in all aspects of research – from choosing the initial research question all the way to analysis and reporting of the results (http://parentingsciencegang.org.uk/).
Professor Helen Ball, Director of the Durham Infancy and Sleep CentreProfessor Helen Ball is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre at Durham University. She pioneers the study of infant sleep and the parent-infant sleep relationship from a biosocial perspective. She has conducted research in hospitals and the community, and contributes to national and international policy and practice guidelines on infant care. She pioneers the translation of academic research on infant sleep into evidence for use by parents and healthcare staff via the Baby sleep info source website (www.basisonline.org.uk).
In 2013 Prof Ball received an award for Outstanding Impact in Society from the Economic and Social Research Council for her work on parent-infant sleep. In 2017 Durham University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for their ‘leading influential research on parent-infant sleep with a widely-used public information service’.
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