Professor Neil Small, Bradford University
12.30-1.30pm on Tuesday 16th October 2007
St George’s Lecture Theatre 2, Frederick Mappin Building,
University of Sheffield
Born in Bradford is recruiting 10000 babies and their parents. Recruitment began in March 2007 and we have 3000 mothers, 1000 fathers and nearly 1000 babies already recruited. Half of births in Bradford are to parents of Pakistani origin. This presentation will identify the public health context in which the study was developed - it will summarise steps taken to establish the cohort and will identify main research aims. The future plans for the cohort will be summarised including thoughts regarding studies on infant growth, diabetes, neurological illness and on the relationship between ethnicity, deprivation, social capital and early child development.(see http://www.borninbradford.nhs.uk/)
Neil Small is Professor of Health Research in Bradford University and is the academic lead for Born in Bradford. He is a sociologist by background and, prior to discovering how life can be easily be taken over by setting up big cohort studies, he studied chronic and life limiting illness.