The Maternal and Child Health research theme aims to improve the lives of children, families and communities
In Maternal and Child Health, we have conducted some of the first UK wide trials on relationships and sexuality education in schools to help better prepare young people for positive sexual and reproductive health and parenting. We also specialise in research to promote men's roles in parenting and child health, including hard to reach men, such as men in prisons. The School also manages longitudinal registers relating to child health for Northern Ireland, notably in relation to cerebral palsy (CP Register) and also premature babies (NICORE) and has partnered with the health service in the development and evaluation of 'family focused practice' for parents with mental illness and the development of community-based antenatal care for young first-time parents.
Theme Co-ordinator - Professor Maria Lohan