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Interviews with Researchers from DOHaD 2019

In these audio interviews, we get the insight from researchers at the World Congress on the Developmental Origins of Health and Diseases, Australia, 2019. Listeners will learn about topics such as the effects of pollution on early childhood development, the role of fathers in a child’s health, and effective health interventions for adolescents.

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Dr Green’s views on science communication and engagement

Dr Green, Associate Professor in Development Physiology, University of Southhampton, discusses the importance of effective science communication and public engagement activities in the field of developmental origins of health and disease. Dr Green has conducted science engagement workshops for high school children, allowing them the opportunity to conduct experiments, and to meet with working scientists to understand the work they do.

DOHaD2019, Foetal physiology, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Science communication

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Dr Claire Wilson speaks about Maternal and Infant Mental Health

Dr Claire Wilson is an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health at Kings College London and provides an overview of her current research: the risks of intergenerational transmission of mental illness; the effect of gestational diabetes on a children’s health, especially in the realm of neurological conditions; and a father’s mental health status and its effects on his offspring.    


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Complex interventions and study designs: Moving DOHaD forward

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Full-day workshop on Sunday 20 October Report by Shane Norris, Director of the MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Director of the DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development (both in South Africa) and principal investigator of the HeLTI SA project He is also president of DOHaD Africa and was co-convenor of this workshopThis workshop provided a forum for expert presentations and discussions of the importance and challenges of developing and implementing complex DOHaD interventions. The need for better evidence was a key theme that emerged through the day – so there...

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DOHaD Africa Chapter's virtual home is hosted by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development in partnership with South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.