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Dr Karen Luyt

Dr Karen Luyt

Dr Karen Luyt
M.B.Ch.B., PhD(Bristol), FRCPCH

Reader in Neonatal Medicine

Area of research

Neonatal Neurology and Health Outcomes in high risk infants

Office G.12
Level D, St Michael's Hospital BS2 8EG
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 342 5439

Research summary

  • Structural and functional effects of preterm birth and complications on brain development (functional and structural MR imaging, MR Biomarkers and neurodevelopmental assessment).
  • Genetic susceptibility to brain injury in newborn infants and pharmacogenetic intervention.
  • Mechanisms of injury and repair in the developing central nervous system. Targeting novel neuroprotective pathways in immature white matter (in vitro and in vivo systems).
  • Health Services Research: Clinical care factors contributing to neurodevelopmental adverse outcomes for high risk infants (e.g infants with congenital heart disease, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia).


 Chief Investigator for 3 ongoing studies:

  • The Neonatal Gene Study; the largest multicentre genetic susceptibility ...

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Karen Luyt was appointed as s a consultant in neonatal medicine in 2004 and as Walport Senior Lecturer in 2009 with a research interest in brain injury and improving health outcomes in high risk infants. She works as a clinical neonatologist in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol. 

 Management Roles:

UHBristol NHS Trust Neonatal Mortality Lead.

Academic Lead for the Child Death Overview Group.

Academic Lead for the South West Congenital Anomaly Register.


Advisory Roles:

MBRACE Confidential Enquiry into neonatal deaths with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Neonatal Expert on Panel.

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Selected publications

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Recent publications

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