MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health
What we do
We teach and carry out research to improve children's health and wellbeing and to
prevent, diagnose and treat conditions that might affect them in
childhood or in later life.
We develop and apply statistical methods to complex research data and train researchers to use these methods.
We work with researchers from other disciplines and those who use our work to ensure that our research gives children the best possible start in life.
Dr Pat Tookey sits on the Steering Group for Positively UK’s From Pregnancy to Baby
and Beyond project, which trains women living with HIV as mentor
mothers to provide peer support for pregnant women newly diagnosed with HIV,
or planning pregnancy.
Published: Dec 9, 2013 1:52:38 PM
Catherine Peckham Symposium
18th February 2013
The theme of this event was Improving Children’s Health: the power of routine data. The programme included the Catherine Peckham Lecture given by Professor Anders Hjern, Professor of Paediatric Epidemiology at the University of Stockholm on School performance and health - a life course perspective on vulnerable populations.
The lecture was followed by a symposium exploring the use of routine data to evaluate policy, systems and outcomes, featuring Dr Astrid Guttmann (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto), Dr Irene Petersen (UCL), Ms Katie Harron (UCL Institute of Child Health) and Professor Ruth Gilbert (UCL Institute of Child Health).
This important event was an opportunity to explore how researchers, policy makers and practitioners can work together to make better use of routine data to improve services for children.
For further information about this event please contact Ivanka Pribramska.
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