This research programme is led by┬ Dr Kathryn Beardsall. The transition from fetal to independent life involves many adaptive processes in metabolism. Adaptation at this time has important impacts on both short term and long term health. We are investigating the impact of our short term care and the implications for long term health. This programme collaborates with the Roman Havorka (Institute of metabolic Studies (IMS)), Les Bluck MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) as well as centres collaborating in multicentre studies.
This research programme is led by┬ Dr Topun Austin. The interest of the group is in developing non-invasive systems to investigate functional brain activation in new-born infants, particularly using optical and electrophysiological techniques.This work aims to identify vulnerable infants at an early stage and to applying best research to improve clinical care. This programme collaborates with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Prof. Pickard), the Autism Research Centre (Prof Baron-Cohen), and the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering at University College London.
Neonatal Haematology and Transfusion
This work is led by┬áDr Anna Curley, including co-ordination of a multicentre study, development of a bleeding assessment tool, platelet function testing in neonatology and multiple systematic reviews (red cell, platelet and fresh frozen plasma transfusion). The PLANET 2 Study is a multicentre parallel group randomised controlled trial of platelet transfusions in preterm neonates
In addition to the above topics,┬ Dr Gustav Belteki, working in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, studies the molecular and genetic basis of neonatal diseases in preterm infants, particularly necrotising enterocolitis. Dr. Wilf Kelsall is the regional lead for paediatric cardiology and has an active research interest in the management of patent ductus arteriosus.
If you are looking for clinical services please visit┬ Addenbrooke’s Neonatal Services