Dr Ola Andersson, M.D. holds a position as consultant in neonatology at the regional hospital of Halland, in the west of Sweden. He is persuing his thesis as a PhD student at Uppsala University.
His main research interest is on timing of cord clamping on full term infants, and in 2008 he started a randomised trial in Halland including 400 pregnancies, randomising the newborns to early (<10 sec) or delayed (<180 sec) umbilical cord clamping, in collaboration with Uppsala and Umeå University.
By performing this study, Dr. Andersson has set out to investigate several outcomes that has been proposed to be associated with the timing of cord clamping, such as blood and iron status, infant morbidity and long term neurodevelopment