28 March 2022 - 28 April 2022
9:00AM - 5:30PM
Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road, DH1 1LE
Please join us for a celebration of 20+ years of work at Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre. Several international speakers will be sharing how they've implemented aspects of our research in practice. Our aim for the conference is to inspire you to use research to make change.
April 2022 marks the 22nd Anniversary of the official opening of the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, now known as Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre. This event will be a celebration of 22 years of research conducted by the Infancy and Sleep Centre team. During this time we have produced over 100 academic journal articles and book chapters, in addition to professional and public-facing publications. The research has involved funding from UK+ Research Councils and NIHR, medical research charities and foundations, Scottish Government, and internal funding from Durham University. We invite practitioners interested in evidence-based practice, and researchers interested in how research is translated into practice to join us online for a celebration of research and impact.
Prof McKenna will be MC for the conference and wrap up the day by sharing his insights on the past 20 years.
UNICEF UK Baby Friendly guidance and recommendations around the care of babies during the night.
The latest Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocol for clinicians worldwide.
An innovative new approach to mother-baby care for US post-natal wards.
The role of evidence-based responsive and practical public health strategies.
The British Columbia-wide safer sleep: family centered, trauma informed and culturally safe approach to infant sleep.
Alongside talks from the conference speakers, there will be poster presentations showcasing current DISC research and the work of other researchers within the field.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre-Dame
A world-renowned expert on infant sleep – in particular the practice of bed sharing or “co-sleeping,” especially in relation to breastfeeding, McKenna is a widely quoted authority on this frequently debated parenting issue. As director of Notre Dame’s Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, he is known for conducting the first ever physiological and behavioral studies of the differences between solitary and co-sleeping mother-infant pairs.
Senior Professional Officer, UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative
Janette works with the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative. In her role as a Senior Professional officer she is responsible for leading assessments for midwifery, neonatal, health visiting and children’s centre services, as well as facilitating various courses that Baby Friendly provides. Janette has a wealth of experience in all aspects of midwifery and has special interests in the provision of evidence-based information for parents with regards to where their babies sleep at night.
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Kathie is a Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, neonatologist, and member of the Human Milk Research Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Among her research interests are breastfeeding and human milk in the NICU, Baby-Friendly and Baby-Friendly NICU, donor milk and milk banking, Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, maternal-child health especially during COVID, and educating medical professionals. She enjoys lecturing globally.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Kristin Tully is a medical anthropologist and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has interdisciplinary training on safe, respectful perinatal care from the University of Notre Dame, Durham University, and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. At UNC, she is a member of the 4th Trimester Project.
Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Neonatal Nurse and Professor of Nursing University of Sunshine Coast,
Professor Jeanine Young has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom in neonatal intensive care, paediatrics and community child health. Jeanine has a special interest in infant care practices; in particular breastfeeding and parent-infant bed-sharing, which formed the basis of her doctoral studies. Her research program, investigates Queensland’s infant mortality rate, focussing focussing on evidence-based strategies to: assist health professionals in sharing Safe Sleep messages with families.
Midwifery Lead for Perinatal Services British Columbia
Lisa Sutherland is the Midwifery Lead for Perinatal Services BC which provides leadership, support, and coordination for the strategic planning of perinatal services in British Columbia. She is a Registered Midwife and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with over a decade of experience in perinatal care. She holds a clinical faculty appointment to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Provincial Coordinator, Baby-Friendly Initiative for Perinatal Services British Columbia
Lea Geiger is the Provincial Coordinator, Baby-Friendly Initiative for Perinatal Services BC which provides leadership, support, and coordination for the strategic planning of perinatal services in BC. Lea has over 28 years of experience in maternal infant care and including Clinical Nurse Instructor for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. She obtained her BScN from Thompson Rivers University and is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Registration to attend online is £25.00 and will provide you with access to a recording of the event.