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Maternal and Child Health




Professor Mark Tomlinson is Professor of Maternal and Child Health in School of Nursing & Midwifery.  Professor Tomlinson is the co-Director of the Institute for Life Course Health Research in the Department of Global Health at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.  His scholarly work has involved a diverse range of topics that have in common an interest in factors that contribute to compromised maternal health, to understanding infant and child development in contexts of high adversity, to understand the impact of maternal depression on infant and child health and development, and how to develop community based home visiting intervention programmes. 

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Prof Tomlinson is open to MSc PhD applicants interested in exploring;

  • Child and adolescent development across the life course

  • Maternal mental health

  • Maternal and child health

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Professor Mark Tomlinson

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Prof Tomlinson is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery.








  • Elected as a member of the Academy of Science in South Africa in 2017.
  • Co-ordinating writers of the World Health Organization document – ‘Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development: A Framework for Helping Children Survive and Thrive to Transform Health and Human Potential.
  • Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine
  • Consultant to World Health Organization
  • Board member – Red Cross Radio Trust. RX Radio is a children's hospital radio station, by and for children.


Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Maternal and Child Health


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