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Miss Karen Birmingham

Miss Karen Birmingham

Miss Karen Birmingham
R.G.N., R.M.N.

Research Fellow

Office Room BG16
Oakfield House,
Oakfield Grove, Clifton BS8 2BN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3310191

Research summary

My current priority is an ALSPAC (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children) trans-generational study. This is endeavouring to establish some of the effects of childhood stressors in grandparents and great grandparents on their descendants; interviews are being conducted with various generations of Study participants to obtain detailed family histories.


I continue to promote the importance and value of the ALSPAC Administrative Archive including the ALSPAC Ethics Archive, curated by the University of Bristol Special Collections.

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Karen Birmingham has a background in general and psychiatric nursing, specialising in psychosocial nursing and therapeutic communities. She has worked for ALSPAC since 1988 in a number of roles including piloting biological samples and questionnaires, supervising medical data abstraction and for 15 years Secretary of the ALSPAC Ethics and Law Committee. She created the ALSPAC Ethics Archive which has been incorporated into the ALSPAC Administrative Archive which is housed in the University of Bristol Library Special Collections and in 2018, published a book detailing the early work of the Committee.

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