Discover the latest research on Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) in this webinar, including results from the most recent NZ case-control study.

Our guest speakers for this webinar are:

Emeritus Professor Ed Mitchell, a SUDI academic expert. He has published over 400 original papers, particularly on the epidemiology of SIDS/SUDI. He was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of London for his work. He has received several awards for his landmark studies of SIDS and in 2009 was made a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Professor David Tipene-Leach (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Kere), who is known for in the field of SUDI Prevention and Māori primary health care. He has previously led the Māori SIDS Prevention and Whakawhetu SUDI Prevention teams. He has developed a research base in SIDS/SUDI prevention over the years and, in collaboration with weavers and midwives, founded the ‘wahakura movement’, where the use of a flax bassinet tool in a shared bed was promoted as an intervention for SUDI. Earlier this year he was presented the inaugural Tahunui-a-Rangi award by Royal Society Te Apārangi for the wahakura.

This is the second in a series A Better Start National Science Challenge is co-hosting with Whānau Āwhina Plunket.

WATCH THE FIRST IN THE SERIES, HELP ME SLEEP, ON INFANT SLEEP, HERE

A Better Start National Science Challenge is hosting more webinars on child health and wellbeing throughout 2021-22, subscribe to our newsletter for updates and registration links.