Dr Oliver Perra

  • Dr Oliver Perra

RESEARCH THEME

Maternal and Child Health

 

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr Perra's research revolves around the factors and causal mechanisms that may explain differences in children's behaviour development, including:

  • The associations between maternal depression and children’s learning abilities and problem behaviour (e.g. aggressive behaviour)

  • Development of attention, learning skills, and problem behaviour in infants born before term

  • Development of screening tools to detect children’s learning and behaviour difficulties, and early interventions to address these

  • Use of data linkage to investigate developmental outcomes of children with Cerebral Palsy.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Dr Perra is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Charting, monitoring, and understanding the development of learning and behaviour of term and pre-term infants

  • Interventions to improve term and pre-term infants’ learning and social learning skills

  • Developmental outcomes of Cerebral Palsy children


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DR OLIVER PERRA

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Oliver Perra

Dr Perra is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Presentations to midwifery conferences
  • Study day with paediatricians

 

 

 

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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Maternal and Child Health

Centre For Evidence And Social Innovation

 

Research students

PhD Title: A longitudinal study of causal pathways linking Preterm Birth and Childhood Problem Behaviour: A large population study


Name: Rachael Bell
Years of Study: 2
Country: UK

PhD Title: Women experiences of intrapartum care during labour and delivery at the childbirth facilities in Saudi Arabia


Name: Reem Alghamdi
Years of Study: 1
Country: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Alumni: where are they now?

Lina Homman


PhD Title: A longitudinal study of the links between alcohol problems and depressive symptoms during adolescence

Years of Study: 3
Country: Sweden
Current position: Research Fellow Queen's University Belfast | QUB · Centre for Public Health

Anne-Marie Brooks


PhD Title: Family and socio-economic factors affecting the development of problem behaviour in children: secondary analyses of the Growing Up in Ireland study

Years of Study: 2003-2007
Country: China
Current position: Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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