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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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Prof Kelly speaks about the effects of air pollution on babies

Professor Frank Kelly, Department Head of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Science, Kings College, London, discusses his environmental research area: the impacts of air pollution on the pregnant mother and her child in-utero. He leads a research group that provides monitoring of London’s air quality. His work includes providing hourly updates to London’s public about such air quality.

air pollution, Pregnancy, urbanisation, urbanization

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Dr Sharpe and the influence of fathers on birth outcomes

Dr Gemma Sharpe, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology, University of Bristol, speaks about the importance of broadening the field of development origins of health and disease to look at paternal influences, which she believes has been neglected. Paternal health around the time of pregnancy, such as diet, exposure to environmental toxins, and smoking habits are important factors to consider. Furthermore, a male partner’s emotional aptitude and his support of his pregnant partner, is critical for the health and wellbeing of both the mother and child.

Fathers, Pregnancy

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