– Amnion Cell Biology
– Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
– Embryology and Placental Biology
– Endometrial Stem Cells
– Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
– Fetal and Neonatal Health
– Infant and Child Health
– Interventional Immunology in Neonatal Diseases
– Lung Development
– Maternal and Perinatal Medicine
– Neurodevelopment and Neuroprotection
– Perinatal Inflammation
– Perinatal Transition
– Respiratory Control
Research > The Ritchie Centre > Infant and Child Health
Infant and Child Health
Research Group Head: Professor Rosemary Horne
The work of the Ritchie Centre in this theme is focussed on early childhood development, particularly in relation to the at risk baby such as the preterm or growth restricted infant and children with sleep disorders.
Professor Rosemary Horne (Research Group Head)
Nisbet LC, Yiallourou SR, Biggs SN, Nixon GM, Davey MJ, Trinder J, Walter LM*, Horne RSC*. Preschool children with obstructive sleep apnea: the beginnings of elevated blood pressure? Sleep 36(8):1219-26, 2013.
Vlahandonis A, NIixon GM, Davey MJ, Walter LM*, Horne RSC*. Improvement of sleep disordered breathing in children is associated with a reduction in overnight blood pressure. Sleep Med 14(12):1295-303, 2013
Wong FY*, Yiallourou SR*, Odoi A, Browne P, Walker AM, Horne RSC. Cerebrovascular control is altered during sleep in healthy term infants when they sleep prone. Sleep 36(12):1911-8, 2013
Biggs SN, Vlahandonis A, Anderson V, Bourke RS, Nixon GM, Davey MJ, Trinder J, Horne RSC. Long-term changes in neurocognition and behaviour following treatment of sleep disordered breathing in school-aged children. Sleep 37(1):77-84, 2014.
Horne RSC, Hauck FR, Moon RY, L’Hoir M, Blair PS. Dummy (Pacifier) Use and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Potential Advantages and Disadvantages. J Paediatr Child Health 50(3):170-4, 2014.