We undertake mechanistic research, clinical trials, methodology development (MRI, EEG and analytical approaches), with a particular focus on infant pain.
If you are interested in learning more about the development of the human infant brain then get in touch. We have lots of opportunities for students and staff to join our research group.
We are very proud of our public engagement work - here we highlight our research through videos, podcasts, information leaflets and other resources.
2 August 2022
In this interview, Ebony chats with Rebeccah Slater, a professor of Pediatric Neuroimaging in the Department of Pediatrics (Oxford University, UK), about her research on neonatal pain perception and her involvement in FENS 2022. Slater’s lab focuses on how pain perception develops in early life and how this research can better equip doctors to manage and treat pain in babies.
14 July 2022
Researchers from Oxford’s Department of Paediatrics have discovered that infection can increase a baby’s sensitivity to pain, which may last longer than the infection.
10 March 2022
Scientists are investigating how to treat pain in babies who can’t tell you when it hurts.
12 November 2021
For decades physicians believed that premature babies didn’t experience pain. Here’s what doctors know now – and the innovative solutions being embraced by today's caregivers.
The Ethics of Crowdfunding in Paediatric Neurology
Livingstone A. et al, (2022), Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Resolving conflict about treatment for seriously ill children.
Wilkinson DJ., (2022), BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 378
Proportionality, wrongs and equipoise for natural immunity exemptions: response to commentators
Pugh J. et al, (2022), Journal of Medical Ethics
Associations between moderate alcohol consumption, brain iron, and cognition in UK Biobank participants: Observational and mendelian randomization analyses
Topiwala A. et al, (2022), PLOS Medicine, 19, e1004039 - e1004039