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Dr. Martin Ward Platt, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH

  • Country: UK
Dr. Martin Ward Platt is a consultant paediatrician working at the Royal Victoria Infirmary at Newcastle upon Tyne, Honorary Clinical Reader in neonatal and paediatric medicine at Newcastle University, and Clinical Director of the northern Regional Maternity Survey Office.

Qualifying in 1979 from Bristol University, Martin moved to the North East of England where he finished his paediatric training. He completed an MD before specialising in neonatal medicine, and became a consultant in 1990.

Martin has a long standing interest in developmental physiology and neonatal metabolic control, including hypoglycaemia. Recently he has collaborated with Helen Ball's medical anthropology group at Durham University on projects investigating mother-infant behaviours in the first nights after birth under a variety of conditions. They
have conducted two randomised controlled trial of side-car cribs in relation to infant care and breast feeding, and ethnographic studies of infant care practices in multi-racial communities around Bradford.