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Dr Pete Blair

Dr Pete Blair

Dr Pete Blair
BSc(Hons), MSc(Leic), PhD(Bristol)

Reader in Medical Statistics

Area of research

Research into infant and child health

Office St Michael's Hospital
Level D,
St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 342 5154
Tel. +44 (0) 117 342 5145

Research summary

In the last two decades the number of cot deaths, also known as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) has plummeted in the UK (from over 1400 deaths to less than 300 a year), an 80% decrease due in no small part to the epidemiological studies conducted at the UoB. Stemming from this work my research interests include i) safe infant care practices ii) infant and child growth iii) childhood sleep iv) infant and childhood injuries and v) infant and childhood illness (in particular Respiratory Tract Infections) as well as involvement in translational work to ensure public health advice is evidence ...

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Biography

Peter has a background in medical statistics and a particular interest in infant and childhood epidemiology. Born in Manchester, he studied Mathematics (BSc Hons) and Medical Statistics (MSc) before moving to Bristol where he completed his doctorate (Epidemiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in 1997. From his work on several major observational studies he is a recognised expert in the SIDS field and was made an honorary fellow and advisor to UNICEF (UK) in 2009. Peter also has research interests in infant and childhood care practices, child sleep and growth. He is the vice chair of the International Society ...

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Selected publications

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