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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


  • Alan is PI on the ALSPAC Gambling Study, an investigation of the antecedents and consequences of gambling in young people aged 17 to 25 years. The sample used was derived from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, and  funding for the ALSPAC Gambling Study was supplied by the Responsible Gambling Fund, University of Bristol, and Gamble Aware.
  • Alan is also collaborating with Prof Alison Kemp of Cardiff University on two projects related to burns in children 1) The BuRN Tool evaluation- an assessment of the utility and accuracy of a clinical prediction tool to identify maltreatment associated with burns to young children.  2) SafeTea- a national prevention campaign to reduce scalds from hot drinks to children under 5y and to improve first aid of childen who have been burned. 


 Alan Emond is Emeritus Professor of Child Health in Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol. He is still active as a research professor, having retired from his main role as Director of the Centre for Child and Adolescent Health and the 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 development and 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. In 2019, he was awarded the James Spence Medal by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in paediatrics and child health.


  • 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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