Child, Maternity and Lifestyle

wcmlifeThe Children Maternity and Lifestyles team brings together several multidisciplinary groups which explore the effectiveness of public health and clinical services on maternal, infant and child health outcomes and behavioural change in the general public, children and adults with long term conditions and health professionals. We collaborate with maternity services, community services, primary care, local authority public health and secondary care services for children. 

  • Staff Child, Maternity and Lifestyle

Maternal and Child Health

The research group undertakes studies on research questions that impact upon public health services and on clinical practice in maternal, infant and child health using high quality designs to provide best evidence. Collaborative working with maternity service and children’s health service providers is an emphasis in studies.

Behavioural Medicine

This group is multidisciplinary in nature and focuses mainly on intervention development and evaluation, but includes epidemiological and policy work. Behavioural Medicine comprises the development and integration of environmental, behavioural and biomedical knowledge relevant to health and disease, and the application of this knowledge to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. In all of these areas, the focus of our work is on applied research. In particular, we aim to develop and test pragmatic interventions for use in primary care, but we are also engaged in explanatory trials and translational research.