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Bradford Debates...ground-breaking study on child health in Bradford

20 June 11


The next instalment of the University of Bradford's series of public debates will be hosted on Wednesday 29th June by the School of Lifelong Education and Development. Professor Neil Small will be addressing health inequalities in Bradford, and asking how the ground-breaking 'Born in Bradford' cohort study will help tackle these in the future.

The next instalment of the University of Bradford's series of public debates will be hosted on Wednesday 29th June by the School of Lifelong Education and Development. Professor Neil Small will be addressing health inequalities in Bradford, and asking how the ground-breaking 'Born in Bradford' cohort study will help tackle these in the future.

The University of Bradford's School of Lifelong Education and Development deliver the public lecture series, Bradford Debates... which aims to share knowledge as well as generate debate on key matters of interest in Bradford and the wider region.

Professor Neil Small will present early findings from the Born in Bradford study, a cohort study of 14000 families with new babies in Bradford. This study is one of the largest in the world.  As the babies in the study grow it will be possible to identify those things that help them stay healthy and those things that are challenges to good health.

With infant mortality (deaths in the first year of life) higher in Bradford than the average for the country as a whole it is essential for our communities to understand why this is the case, and be able to use what we learn to help plan ways to improve health for people in Bradford and elsewhere. The debate will consider how the study's findings will help to improve health in the city.

Professor Neil Small, Academic lead for the Born in Bradford birth cohort study, said:
"Born in Bradford gives us a great opportunity to look at all those things that influence the health of babies and children in the city. What we learn can help us build on good things and tackle those things that are damaging."

The lecture will take place at 6.00pm in the John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, D Floor, Richmond Building at the University's City Campus.

Places are free, but must be booked in advance. To book your place please email community@bradford.ac.uk or telephone 01274 236772.

20 June 11

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