Our research considers how children grow and develop both mentally and physically. This includes studying the effects on growth and development of infections and inherited disorders, as well as prenatal factors social and environmental factors such as health inequalities, early life adversity, family structure or health behaviours.
Many of our studies analyse data collected through large cohort studies, to try to understand how tempo of growth as children can affect our health as adults. We also have a programme of research that investigates the development of visual function in children.
- Co-occurrence and clustering of adverse health outcomes
- Lead exposure
- LMS method for constructing age-related reference ranges
- Maternal eating and adolescent brain development
- Measuring obesity in children (IOTF cut-offs)
- Physical activity: what determines how active or sedentary children are?
- Population measure of child development
- SITAR method for analysing longitudinal growth data
- Vision and eyes