Key Research Interests and Expertise

Research interests relate to perinatal and paediatric epidemiology, and in addition to her work on the epidemiology of Cerebral Palsy, Mary Jane has studied perinatal outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes, infants with hyperbilirubinaemia, congenital anomalies, twin pregnancies and sudden infant death syndrome. In older children, study has focused on Perthes Disease and Inflamatory Bowel Disease.

Current Project:

Working with Surveillence of Cerebral Palsy in Europe group (SCPE) to improve knowledge and understanding of Cerebral Palsy, and promoting best practice in the care of affected individuals across Europe.

Postgraduate Research Student supervision

Epidemiology or cerebral palsy
Perinatal and paediatric epidemiology

Highlighted publications

Perry D, Bruce C, Platt MJ, Dangerfield P. Pope D. - Perthes Disease in the UK: Geographic and temporal trends in incidence reflecting deprivation inequalities in childhood. Arthritis & Rheumatism 2012;64:1673-79. DOI: 10.1002/art.34316

Sellier E, Uldall P, Calado E, Sigurdardottir S, Torrioli MG, Platt MJ, Cans C. Epilepsy and cerebral palsy: characteristics and trends in children born 1976-1998 European Journal of Paediatric Neurology 2012; 16:48-55. DOI:10.1016/j.ejpn.2011.10.003

Taylor-Robinson DC, Agarwal U, Diggle P, Yoxall B, Platt MJ, Alfirevic Z. Quantifying the impact of deprivation on preterm births: A retrospective cohort study. PLoS ONE 2011;6(8): e23163. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023163

Lavender T. Platt MJ. Tsekiri E. Casson I. Byrom S. Baker L. Walkinshaw S. Women’s perceptions of being pregnant and having pregestational diabetes. Midwifery 2010;26:589-95. DOI: 10.1016/J.MIDW.2009.01.003

Platt MJ. Cans C. Johnson A. Surman G. Topp M. Torrioli MG. Krageloh-Mann I. Trends in cerebral palsy among infants of very low birthweight (<1500 g) or born prematurely (<32 weeks) in 16 European centres: a database study. Lancet 2007; 369(9555):43-50

Manning D. Todd P. Maxwell M. Platt MJ. Prospective surveillance study of severe hyperbilirubinaemia in the newborn in the UK and Ireland. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition 2007. 92(5):F342-6 

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