Suzanne Froggatt: “Prenatal effects of nicotine: The PEN Study”

In Students by Bethan Kelly

  • Durham University
  • Psychology
  • suzanne.l.froggatt@durham.ac.uk

Description:

This research project will assess the effects of smoking in a longitudinal study starting in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Using fine grained movement analyses we will examine fetal movements at 32 and 36 weeks gestation with a follow up at 2 and 4 months to establish the developmental trajectory of exposure to cigarettes. Informed by pilot data from the fetal development lab and in collaboration with South Tees NHS Trust, we will undertake three studies assessing how cigarette smoke exposure impacts development in the perinatal period.