Professor Peter S Blair

B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc.(Leic.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

  • BS2 8EG

19952020

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Research interests

In the last three decades the number of cot deaths, also known as SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) has fallen in the UK (from over 1500 deaths to around 200 a year), an 87% decrease due in no small part to the observational studies and evidence-base we have created at the UoB. We have been instrumental in not only identifying the risk factors but ensuring parents receive the best advice to make infomed choices about safe infant care practices. Getting involved with international organisations (scientific advisor to UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and chair of ISPID (International Society for the study and prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death)) has maximised this impact. My wider 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 reducing antibiotic prescribing in children with respiratory tract infections). I run the one week Introduction to Epidemiology course and am dissertaion lead for the BSc Global Health course. I am also a consultant methodologist for both the Bristol Randomised Trial Collaboration (BRTC) Unit and the NIHR Research Design Services (RDS).

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Projects

Active7: Rework of Bristol Girls Dance Project - NIHR Public Health Board

Jago, R., Blair, P. S., Cooper, A. R., Edwards, M. J., Kesten, J., Sebire, S. J., Powell, J., Simon, J. & Bird, E.

1/04/1331/07/16

Project: Research

  • Research Output

    Childhood sleep duration and associated demographic characteristics in an English cohort

    Blair, P. S., Humphreys, J., Gringras, P., Taheri, S., Scott, N., Emond, A. M., Henderson, A. J. W. & Fleming, P. J., 2012, In : Sleep. 35, 3, p. 353-360 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    103 Citations (Scopus)

    Hazardous cosleeping environments and risk factors amenable to change: case-control study of SIDS in south west England

    Blair, PS., Sidebotham, P., Evason-Coombe, C., Edmonds, M., Heckstall-Smith, EMA. & Fleming, PJ., 13 Oct 2009, In : BMJ. 339, 11 p., b3666.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 155 Citations (Scopus)

    Relationship between bed sharing and breastfeeding: longitudinal, population-based analysis

    Blair, PS., Heron, J. & Fleming, PJ., 1 Nov 2010, In : Pediatrics. 126, 5, p. e1119 - e1126 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 64 Citations (Scopus)

    Supervised Work

    Assessing the changing risk factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

    Author: Blair, P. S. P., 1998

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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