Ron Davie obituary

Co-director of the National Child Development Study that gathered data from 15,000 children born in one week in March 1958Ron Davie, who has died aged 90, was the former director of theNational Children ’s Bureau, which carries out research and works collaboratively to influence policy and improve services for children and young people, and co-director of the longitudinal National Child Development Study (NCDS) into the physical, educational and social development of children in Britain.The NCDS started in 1958 as the Perinatal Mortality Study, gathering information on the births of 15,000 children born in the week between 3 and 9 March that year. This revealed the association between smoking in pregnancy and increased rates of infant mortality. In 1964, the opportunity arose to follow up these children, with a much wider remit including their education and overall development, and Ron was appointed senior research officer.Continue reading...
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Journal of Women's Health,Volume 29, Issue 3, Page 291-296, March 2020.
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