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Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Group


Members of this group study health and wellbeing across the lifespan in order to develop a better understanding of the processes and mechanisms involved.

The group includes researchers in longitudinal epidemiology and experimental psychology with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, development, and ageing.

Emphasis is placed, particularly, on translational research or how basic findings can be translated into clinical practice and influence health policy.

With their unique expertise and skill sets, members provide the foundation for developing a distinctive, world-leading centre for research into lifespan health and wellbeing. The Group’s affiliates are interested in combining longitudinal, epidemiological approaches to test experimental findings or theories in the real world.

Read about Professor Dieter Wolke's ERC-AdG/UKRI grant project here:

This project was selected by the ERC, funded by UKRI

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Warwick Lifecourse and Neonatal Group (WarwickLNG) MEET THE TEAM

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The Bavarian Development Study examines social adjustment and quality of life after preterm birth. The current team are working on Phase 6. Find out more about how the BEST study operates in the video:

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Sabrina Twilhaar has a Horizon MSCA grant to investigate that Preterm birth rates are rising. Although survival rates have increased, long-term outcomes have not improved over the last decades. RIPTIDE aims to provide insight in amenable factors that promote resilience in childhood and adolescence.

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The purpose of the Big Baby Trial is to find out if starting labour earlier than usual, at 38 weeks, makes it less likely that shoulder dystocia will happen in women whose babies appear to be bigger than expected.

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R2D2-MH is a 5-year project that aims to identify risk and resilience factors associated with neurodevelopmental diversity. Through co-creation, R2D2-MH aims to deliver solutions tailored to the needs of neurodivergent people and their families, healthcare givers, clinicians or policy makers.


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NIHR - Surviving Crying

Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of a Service to Support the Mental Health and Coping of Parents with Excessively Crying Infants.

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The MRC funded EPICure studies are longitudinal cohort studies of babies born at extremely low gestational ages across the country in 1995 and in 2006. To date, follow up for the cohort has been through to 19 years and to 3 years for the 2006 cohort


Neurobiological mechanisms of adverse mental health outcomes following early regulatory problems

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A collaboration with the University of Maribor, EMC, University of Tartu, TUM and University of Warwick funded by:

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The Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa) is a study of the causes of disease among mothers and children. MoBa began to recruit pregnant women in 1999. Fathers were also invited. In 2008, the goal of more than 100 000 pregnancies was reached. Biological material and questionnaire data have been collected since the 17th week of pregnancy which makes the study unique.

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Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm

Although very preterm or very low weight births constitute fewer than 2% of all births across Europe, they account for up to half of perinatal and infant deaths, children with impairments and disabilities and more than a third of the health and educational budgets for children.

In addition to the increased risk for physical impairments, babies born the earliest and the smallest are also at higher risks of psychological and social problems than infants born at term. The RECAP preterm Project aims to understand the causes of these difficulties faced by very preterm children and adults in order improve the health, development and quality of life of these individuals.

The study was funded with Euro 9.7 million by the EU Horizon 2020. We constructed a worldwide unique data platform.



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See how the work of Professor Nicole Tang has real-world impact of our research across a number of areas and demonstrating how research at the University contributes to societal challengesLink opens in a new window, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Discover how we’re working on the future.


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Research Labs

The Sleep and Pain Lab

The Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory is a brand new research facility located at the Department of Psychology. The lab is home to a group of researchers interested in the science and clinical aspects of sleep and pain, and more broadly,the general association between sleep and health. Our research group has expertise in clinical psychology, health psychology, and nursing. The type of research we do is multidisciplinary in nature and we apply both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Group Members
Dr Thomas Bilterys Dr Ahuti Das Friebel (RF)
Kate Evans (RA) Dr Julie Eyden
Dr John Galvin Professor Robin Goodwin
Dr Gemma Gray Dr Victoria Hotchin (RF)
Dr Jagjeet Jutley-Nelson Dr Gitit Kadar-Satat
Dr Kirsty Lee Dr Fiona MacCallum
Dr Marina Mendonça Dr Adrian von Műhlenen
Dr Ani Permana (RF) Dr Jesse Preston
Professor Anu Realo Marie Stracke (RA)
Professor Nicole Tang Professor James Tresilian
Dr Sabrina Twilhaar Professor Dieter Wolke
Dr Yanlin Zhou (RF)  
Honorary / Visiting
Dr Nicole Baumann
Dr Robert Eves
Dr Sakari Lemola
Dr Anita Lenneis
Dr Xiujun Li
Dr Eva Liu
Dr Yanyan Ni
Prof Juliane Spiegler
Research Students
Duaa Ashoor Kayleigh Caffyn Yuyao Cheng
Katie Cunneen Serkan Deveci Jenna Gillett
Elif Gönen Tarandeep Kang Janelle Kolas
Kehan Mei Michaela Pawley Rebecca Plimmer
Agne Raneberg Yuxuan Su Peter To
Ahmad Valikhani Miranda Wong Arij Yehy
Xuan Zhou