Department of Child Health
The Department aims to improve the health and lives of children through its contributions to medical science and clinical practice and embraces a range of activities including a strong research base.
We welcome enquiries from those who are interested in collaboration and those who may wish to consider our Department as a place to undertake research or training.
- Head of Department
- Neonatal/paediatric respiratory medicine (led by Prof Sailesh Kotecha) with Dr Colin Powell, Dr Brad Spiller, Dr Eamon McGreal, Prof Kathy Triantafilou and Dr Martha Triantafilou
- Paediatric Clinical Trials led by Dr Colin Powell
- Child protection (Prof Alison Kemp and Dr Sabine Maguire)
- Paediatric endocrinology (Prof John Gregory and Dr Bronwen Evans)
- Management and delivery of Dr Colin Powell) and SSCs (Dr Patrick Cartlidge)
- Management and delivery of postgraduate education (Dr Elspeth Webb and Dr Rachel Brooks)
- For further information contact Ms Nicola Benallick : +44 (0)29 2074 3375 Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales CF14 4XN
New study into preterm baby outcomes, we need your support
- June 2013
Preventing child burns - Cardiff University
11th June 2013Professor Alison Kemp will lead a research team from Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews group, based in the School of Medicine, to find new ways to better prevent childhood burns …
- Preventing child burns - Cardiff University
- March 2013
CORE INFO team shortlisted for BMJ Child Health Team of the Year
14th March 2013Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews
SPARKS funding calls
1st March 2013News from the Children and Young people's Research Network (CYRPN). The children’s charity, Sparks, have recently activated two funding calls, the details of which can be found through the following …
- CORE INFO team shortlisted for BMJ Child Health Team of the Year
- February 2013
Welsh Government stillbirth inquiry results published
27th February 2013The All Wales Perinatal Survey (AWPS) submitted evidence to the The National Assembly for Wales’ Health and Social Care Committee one-day inquiry into stillbirths in Wales. The results of the …
Health of premature babies
19th February 2013Parents in Wales are being invited to take part in a major questionnaire in a bid to help University experts improve the health and treatments for children born prematurely.
- Welsh Government stillbirth inquiry results published
C21 4th Annual Curriculum Conference
7th March 2014Date for your Diary - Friday 7 March 2014. The Institute of Medical Education's 4th Annual Curriculum Conference: C21 Curriculum showcase will be held in Cardiff. More details will be available closer to the time.
- Increased prevalence of low oligomeric state surfactant protein D with restricted lectin activity in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from preterm infants.
Kotecha S, Davies PL, Clark HW, McGreal EP, Thorax, Volume 68, 5 (May 2013) pp.460-467
- Effect of preterm birth on later FEV1: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kotecha SJ, Edwards MO, Watkins WJ, Henderson AJ, Paranjothy S, Dunstan FD, Kotecha S, Thorax (April 2013)
- Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction in school-aged children who had chronic lung disease in infancy.
Joshi S, Powell T, Watkins WJ, Drayton M, Williams EM, Kotecha S, J Pediatr, Volume 162, 4 (April 2013) pp.813-818.e1
- Inversion upstream of FOXF1 in a case of lethal alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins.
Parris T, Nik AM, Kotecha S, Langston C, Helou K, Platt C, Carlsson P, Am J Med Genet A, Volume 161, 4 (April 2013) pp.764-770
- Human respiratory syncytial virus viroporin SH: a viral recognition pathway used by the host to signal inflammasome activation.
Triantafilou K, Kar S, Vakakis E, Kotecha S, Triantafilou M, Thorax, Volume 68, 1 (January 2013) pp.66-75