19 July 2012
Research funded by the NSPCC into the exploitation and violence in teenage partner relationships was recently shortlisted in the Vice-Chancellor's Impact Awards 2012.
The award, run by Research, Enterprise and Development (RED), celebrates exemplars of the impact of research undertaken at the University of Bristol.
The award was won by Dr Peter Blair and Professor Peter Fleming who have been conducting research into SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or cot death) for over two decades. Findings from their epidemiological studies have led to a marked reduction in the number of SIDS deaths worldwide. Most of the current recommendations on reducing the risk of SIDS given to parents in the UK and worldwide are based upon their research.
Professor David Berridge, Head of the Centre for Family Policy and Child Welfare at the School for Policy Studies, and one of the co-researchers on the project, said, "You don't really mind losing to that type of remarkable project. It was an excellent achievement to be shortlisted and we had the opportunity to speak to many people about our work and links with NSPCC."
Details about the research can be seen here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/completed/2010/rj4692/