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.
22 October 2020
The launch of Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission - the first ever to address paediatric pain - aims to raise the profile of children’s pain from early years to early adulthood.
8 October 2020
Professor Rebeccah Slater explains how touch affects premature babies (external link to BBC Radio 4)
2 April 2020
Paediatric Neuroimaging researcher provides real-time case information on epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak.
20 March 2020
At the beginning of the year our family leave policies were updated. Employees can now take up most of our family leave schemes from the first day of employment, meaning that more parents can now enjoy the benefits of our generous provisions. Hayriye Cagnan from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and husband Eugene Duff from the Department of Paediatrics, discuss their experience of shared parental leave following baby Ida’s arrival ten months ago.
Functional and diffusion MRI reveal the neurophysiological basis of neonates’ noxious-stimulus evoked brain activity
BAXTER L. et al, (2021), Nature Communications
Viability and thresholds for treatment: survey of UK neonatal staff
Di Stefano L. et al, (2021), Archives of Disease in Childhood
Sense and Sensitivity – Can An Inaccurate Test Be Better Than No Test At All?
PUGH J. et al, (2021), Journal of Medical Ethics
Dissonance and consonance about death
Wilkinson D., (2021), Journal of Medical Ethics