Audience at a conference

Every year, The Lullaby Trust’s current Grantholders report on the progress of their research projects. Research is conducted in pursuit of our strategy: to halve the number of sudden and unexplained deaths in infancy to 150, by the year 2020.

The Grantholders meeting is an opportunity for researchers from across the world and from a diverse range of specialties to share their findings with colleagues and guests to further their own and others’ knowledge of sudden infant death.

The 2016 Grantholders meeting took place on Thursday 22 September 2016 at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London. The following Grantholders presented on their research:

  • Professor Helen Ball, Professor of Anthropology, Durham University: A new approach for improving infant sleep-sharing safety: a feasibility study
  • Professor Peter Fleming, Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals Bristol: Oto Acoustic Signals Investigation Study
  • Dr Victoria Bryant, Clinical Research Associate, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health:Sudden unexpected death in childhood (SUDC)
  • Dr Robert Coombs, Consultant Neonatologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals: The prevalence of Long QT Syndrome gene variants in SIDS
  • We also heard from Ruth Gilbert, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, UCL speaking about Preventing SIDS – looking back at the importance of evidence based advice and our Chief Executive, Francine Bates on the Findings of the GAPS project.