27 February 2024
Professor Caroline Hartley, Principal Investigator, and Dr Marianne van der Vaart Postdoctoral Researcher, in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group at the Department of Paediatrics, have today launched a series of animations aimed at improving parental understanding of brain development in premature infants, and the effect it has on breathing and apnoeas (the cessation of breathing).
8 November 2023
Rebeccah Slater, Professor of Paediatric Neuroscience, Senior Wellcome Fellow and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, has been presented with the Excellent Supervisor Award by the Head of the Medical Sciences Division (MSD).
16 June 2023
Simon Marchant, a DPhil student at the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group [https://neuroimaging.paediatrics.ox.ac.uk/], has been awarded the Postgraduate Research Award by the Institute of Engineering and Technology. The award, worth £2,500, was given in recognition of his outstanding engineering research in the field of paediatric neuroimaging.
22 October 2020
The launch of Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission - the first ever to address paediatric pain - aims to raise the profile of children’s pain from early years to early adulthood.
20 March 2020
At the beginning of the year our family leave policies were updated. Employees can now take up most of our family leave schemes from the first day of employment, meaning that more parents can now enjoy the benefits of our generous provisions. Hayriye Cagnan from the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and husband Eugene Duff from the Department of Paediatrics, discuss their experience of shared parental leave following baby Ida’s arrival ten months ago.
7 November 2019
A new wearable ‘bike helmet’ style brain scanner, that allows natural movement during scanning, has been used in a study with young children for the first time. This marks an important step towards improving our understanding of brain development in childhood.
13 February 2019
In the latest issue of the Blueprint, Shaunna Latchman meets Professor of Paediatric Neuroimaging, Rebeccah Slater to discuss the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and find out why a gentle touch really does goes a long way.
7 December 2018
The Lancet has published the results of the Procedural Pain in Premature Infants (Poppi) study, ran by the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group and co-ordinated by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (Clinical Trials Unit).
28 November 2018
Dr Caroline Hartley, a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group, has been awarded the highly competitive Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.
9 November 2018
The Paediatric Neuroimaging research team from the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Oxford will receive a £145,987 grant from Bliss, over three years, to fund a project which seeks to improve the measurement and treatment of pain in premature babies.
15 August 2018
Deniz Gursul won the Inez Oliver Prize for an outstanding essay on how brain imaging is used for measuring pain in babies, and how it can assist in developing pain relief measures.
6 June 2018
A team from the Paediatric Neuroimaging group present their research on pain in babies at this year's Cheltenham Science Festival.
18 August 2016
It is difficult to test whether painkillers work for very young children and we often don't know the best dose to give. But if Professor Rebeccah Slater and her research team at Oxford are successful we may find alternative ways to measure pain in babies and may eventually be able to offer babies some better options to soothe their pain.