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AHSC seminar: Prenatal and early life influences on child health

Prenatal and early life influences on child health

Environmental factors and nutrition during pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life can have significant effects on health, sometimes extending into late childhood and even adult life. In this seminar two experts will discuss their research into the influence of some of these exposures, whether experienced in utero, in the newborn baby or in a child’s early years and the impact on neonatal care and child health.


Mireille Toledano is a Professor of Perinatal & Paediatric Environmental Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. She is the Mohn Chair in Population Child Health & Director of the new Mohn Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing focusing on improving children’s health in urban environments. 

Neena Modi is a Professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London and Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She heads the Neonatal Medicine Research Group and the Neonatal Data Analysis Unit. Neena is the current president of the UK Medical Women's Federation.