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Miss Karen Birmingham

My main interest at present is the historical importance of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) and the influence of this study, not only on subsequent longitudinal birth cohorts, but also on policy makers within the wider medical research community.  I am working on the archiving of the ALSPAC Administrative Archive, including obtaining oral histories from significant individuals involved in the planning and implementation of the study.  Having been secretary of the ALSPAC Ethics and Law Committee for 15 years, I have a particular interest in the development of policies when genetic material was first obtained from epidemiological birth cohorts.

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