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Professor Pete Blair

Professor Pete Blair

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

Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics

Area of research

Research into infant and child health

Office 2.04
Level D,
St Michael's Hospital, Southwell Street BS2 8EG
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 342 5154
Tel. +44 (0) 117 42 83114

Research summary

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 ...

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Peter has a background in medical statistics and a particular interest in infant and childhood epidemiology. Born in Manchester, he studied Mathematics (BSc Hons) and Medical Statistics (MSc) before moving to Bristol where he completed his doctorate (Epidemiology of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) in 1997. From his work on several major observational studies he is a recognised expert in the SIDS field and was made an honorary fellow and advisor to UNICEF (UK) in 2009. Peter also has research interests in infant and childhood care practices, child sleep and growth. He is the vice chair of the International Society ...

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Selected publications

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