Department of Population Health Sciences


4.30 – 5.00pm Arrival and Refreshments

5.00 – 5.05pm Welcome and Introduction
Elizabeth Draper, Head of Department of Population Health Science

5.05 – 5.15pm Early birth and child health challenges in Leicester
Elaine Boyle, LCFC Professor in Child Health and Consultant Neonatologist

5.15 – 5.25pm A parent’s perspective

5.25 – 5.55pm Presentations:

  • Should our baby be born early? What say do we have?
    Frances Mielewczyk, Researcher
  • Who supports breastfeeding for babies born a few weeks early?
    Vimbai Mamombe, PhD Student
  • How you feed your baby who arrives a little early – does it affect how they grow and develop? 
    Alice Kavati, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and PhD Student
  • How do mum's health and baby's early life experiences impact immunity?
    Will Dodwell, Paediatrician in training and PhD Student

5.55 – 6.00pm Close
Elaine Boyle

You will have the opportunity to chat with the speakers informally following the event. Refreshments will be provided.

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