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Professor Alan Emond

Professor Alan Emond

Professor Alan Emond
M.A., M.D., M.B.B.Chir.(Cantab.), F.R.C.P., F.R.C.P.C.H.

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

ALSPAC Gambling Study

Office 1.08
1-5 Whiteladies Road,
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+44 (0) 117 42 83110


  • ALSPAC- co-applicant on the core grant for the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (funded by MRC and Wellcome Trust)
  • Growth faltering in infancy- a series of projects using ALSPAC investigating the long term consequences of poor early growth- current work investigating outcome at 8 forms part of PhD studentship (funded by Higher Education Council of Pakistan)
  • The Origins, outcomes and impact of persistent phonological impairment in ALSPAC  Collaboration with Prof  S Roulstone. (funded by Medical Research Council)
  • The causes and consequences of childhood wetting and soiling- a collaboration using ALSPAC (funded by the Big Lottery fund)
  • Road use and Injury in adolescence- a prospective study using ALSPAC, with Prof Elizabeth Towner. (funded by Dept for Transport)
  • Aquatest 2 project: an international research study to develop a low cost water test for developing countries. (funded by Bill and Melissa  Gates Foundation)
  • MENDS- Co-applicant  on the multi-centre trial on use of melatonin in sleep disturbance in children with neuron-developmental disorders (funded by HTA)


 Alan Emond is Professor of Child Health in Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol. He is a part-time research professor, having retired from his main role as Director of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health and Children's Burns Research Centre in March 2018.  He is a clinical academic paediatrician, experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams, with a track record in quantitative and qualitative research in child and adolescent injury.

His research experience is in epidemiology and health service evaluation, including work on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC - Children of the Nineties). He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, with teaching interests in inter-professional learning and international health. He has extensive overseas experience, working in Jamaica, Ethiopia and Brazil, including community-based research projects evaluating the impact of interventions on child health.  Alan is a board member of the Bristol Poverty Institute.



  • Community based teaching in child health for medical students (COMP 1)
  • BSc Global Health
  • BSc Child Health in the Early Years
  • SW Paediatric registrar (SpR) training programme


  • adolescence
  • neuro-developmental disorders
  • resilience
  • gambling
  • injury
  • burns
  • scalds

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