March 27, 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in the FASD Sleep Project. As some of you may know this project is looking at childhood sleep patterns in children with FASD, in comparison to neurotypical children. The first piece of research to come from this study was published y...

July 16, 2019

EHCP stands for Education, Health and Care Plan. It outlines any special educational needs a child has, and the provision a local authority must put in place to help them.

An EHCP enables a child to take priority for admission to a mainstream school over other applicant...

February 4, 2019

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Pip Williams, the founder of the European Birth Mother's Network.

I first met Pip when I started out my PhD project and she got in touch with me to ask if I wanted to go for a coffee to discuss my research, so we met at the British...

January 8, 2019

I have recently been in touch with a few of you regarding the first bit of work to come out of this project. The questionnaire that you completed was made up of: 

The Child Sleep Habits Questionnaire, 

The Child Behaviour Checklist,  

The Spence Children's Anxiety Scale,...

October 2, 2018

Suppose you have a new baby, and your obstetrician is telling you about the neonatal exam. He says that you have a beautiful healthy baby boy, but there are a few things you should be aware of, as new parents.

“Frequently your baby is going to go unconscious… and be unr...

September 18, 2018

Next week I will be presenting at the EU FASD Conference in Berlin. 

Over the past year I have been looking at the link between sleep, cognition, emotion and behaviour in children with FASD. Our theory is that the less a child sleeps, the more impact it has on their dai...

September 12, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the study so far. I have been inundated with questionnaires all year and I apologise for the amount of time it is taking to get back to you all individually! 

But I am getting through everyone and am going to be sending report...

July 13, 2018

Executive functions are part of the brains 'engine' that help us understand, organise and process information. They have an affect on essentially everything we do. 

Executive Functions include the following: 

- Organising, prioritising, starting tasks

- Focusing on t...

May 16, 2018

An interesting article from Adoption UK:

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