Marianne Van Der Vaart
Marianne has been a member of the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group since 2018, first as a DPhil student and now as a postdoctoral researcher. She is interested in improving the way we assess pain in newborns and in understanding how clinical procedures impact infants' brain activity, behaviour and physiology.
During her DPhil, she characterised premature infants' brain activity to a clinical procedure. Currently, she is working on improving the standardised assessment of infant pain to facilitate clinical trials into analgesics.
Marianne previously completed her training as a medical doctor (BSc and MSc in Medicine) and her MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. During her DPhil she was supported by the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Premature Infants Display Discriminable Behavioral, Physiological, and Brain Responses to Noxious and Nonnoxious Stimuli.
van der Vaart M. et al, (2021), Cereb Cortex
Premature infants display discriminable behavioural, physiological and brain responses to noxious and non-noxious stimuli
van der Vaart M. et al, (2021)
Using changes in brain activity to assess pain-relief in infants: Methodological considerations with Benoit et al. (2021).
Baxter L. et al, (2021), Early Hum Dev, 157
Quantifying noxious-evoked baseline sensitivity in neonates to optimise analgesic trials.
Cobo MM. et al, (2021), Elife, 10
Quantifying individual nociceptive sensitivity to optimise analgesic trials in infants
Cobo MM. et al, (2020)