Infant and Child Health

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.



Research Projects

Our research focus

Research Group

Selected publications

  • Nisbet LC, Yiallourou SR, Biggs SN, Nixon GM, Davey MJ, Trinder J, Walter LM*, Horne RSC* (2013) Preschool children with obstructive sleep apnea: the beginnings of elevated blood pressure? Sleep 36(8):1219-26.

  • Vlahandonis A, NIixon GM, Davey MJ, Walter LM*, Horne RSC* (2013) Improvement of sleep disordered breathing in children is associated with a reduction in overnight blood pressure. Sleep Med 14(12):1295-303.

  • Wong FY*, Yiallourou SR*, Odoi A, Browne P, Walker AM, Horne RSC (2013) Cerebrovascular control is altered during sleep in healthy term infants when they sleep prone. Sleep 36(12):1911-8.

  • Biggs SN, Vlahandonis A, Anderson V, Bourke RS, Nixon GM, Davey MJ, Trinder J, Horne RSC (2014) Long-term changes in neurocognition and behaviour following treatment of sleep disordered breathing in school-aged children. Sleep 37(1):77-84.

  • Horne RSC, Hauck FR, Moon RY, L’Hoir M, Blair PS (2014) Dummy (Pacifier) Use and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Potential Advantages and Disadvantages. J Paediatr Child Health 50(3):170-4.