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Professor Jean Golding

Professor Jean Golding

Professor Jean Golding
M.A.(Oxon.), Ph.D.(Lond.), D.Sc.(Bristol), F.S.S., F.F.P.H.M., M.R.C.P.C.H., F.Med.Sci.

Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Area of research

paediatric and perinatal epidemiology

Office Room BG14
Barley House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310198

Research summary

I am an epidemiologist focussing in particular on reproductive, prenatal, perinatal, infant and childhood health and development. In 1987 I founded the international journal 'Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology', and was the Editor-in-Chief from 1987 until 2012. I was the founder, and until 2006, the Scientific and Executive Director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children [ALSPAC], otherwise known as Children of the Nineties.

My current work includes the following:

(a) environmental aetiology of autistic traits, particularly focussing on factors operating in pregnancy and early childhood that are associated with diagnosed autistic spectrum disorder, and the traits that contribute to ...

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Initially I trained as a mathematician.  I spent 3 years as a research fellow in the Dept of Human Genetics & Biometry at University College London where I carried out epidemiological research into the aetiology of birth defects.  At the same time I was working with the 1958 Perinatal Mortality Survey and birth cohort along with Eva Alberman and Neville Butler.  Subsequently I have been involved with large data sets including the 1958 and 1970 national birth cohorts, the Oxford Record Linkage Study and the Jamaican Perinatal Morbidity & Mortality Study.   My analyses of the earlier data ...

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Recent publications

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