Research opportunities for clinicians
Take on a masters or doctoral research project in perinatal and child health and you'll work alongside globally recognised researchers Distinguished Professor Jane Harding and Professor Caroline Crowther.
Want to build skills and knowledge for the next step in your career? Keen to bring about meaningful change in clinical practice?
The Liggins Institute is looking for candidates for the following eight projects. Join us and you'll investigate the long-term outcomes of clinical interventions that could make a significant difference to the long-term health of mums and babies:
- Childhood outcomes after dextrose gel for preventing low glucose levels in babies
- Childhood outcomes after a trial of extra protein for babies born very preterm
- Adult outcomes after repeat doses of antenatal steroids from nationally collected data
- Do lower thresholds for diagnosis of gestational diabetes have later benefits for mothers and babies?
- What do families want to know about outcomes after trials of new treatments in pregnancy and the newborn?
- Do tighter glycaemic targets for managing gestational diabetes improve long-term outcomes for mothers? A data linkage study
- Do tighter glycaemic targets for managing gestational diabetes improve long-term outcomes for children? A data linkage study
- Cost consequences of different diagnostic strategies and different treatment targets for women with gestational diabetes
If you have questions about the projects, contact Distinguished Professor Jane Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need a hand with funding, check the scholarships available to Liggins Institute students.
You can also discuss your study plans and funding options with Associate Director - Postgraduate, Dr Jo Perry, by emailing email@example.com
Why research makes a difference
Interventions early in life, including before birth, are now recognised
as the most effective way of improving life-long health. While
randomised trials are the gold standard for evaluating new
interventions, long-term follow-up is critical to maximise the potential
Here Distinguished Professor Jane Harding explains how our research into low blood sugars in newborn babies is contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Wellbeing.