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Enid Hennessy BA MSc
Senior Lecturer

Enid Hennessy has considerable experience of analysing observational studies many of which have been related to outcomes at birth.  Her research into the intergenerational associations of gestational age and birthweight for gestational age, extended and clarified the understanding of these relationships. It also demonstrated the non-linearity of the relationship between fetal growth (birthweight for gestational age) and adult hypertension.  She is the lead statistician for and a  member of the EPICure study team, who are  following a 1995 UK & Irish cohort, and a 2006 English cohort of extremely preterm births. This has been funded by the MRC to follow the 1995 cohort at age 11 and the 2006 cohort to 2½ years. She also collaborates with a group of microbiologists studying among other things, persistence of antibiotic resistance in premature babies, and screening methods for central venous catheter infections in children with cancer.  She has made occasional forays into other areas, eg  highlighting the problem of the way time confounds the relationship between temperature's effect on mortality and pollution's effect on mortality.

Selected publications:

  1. Millar M, Philpott A, Wilks M, Whiley A, Warwick S, Hennessy E, Coen P, Kempley S, Stacey F, Costeloe K.Colonisation and persistence of antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae in infants nursed in two neonatal intensive care units in East London, UK. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Nov 26; [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Marlow N, Hennessy EM, Bracewell MA, Wolke D; EPICure Study Group. Motor and executive function at 6 years of age after extremely preterm birth. Pediatrics. 2007 Oct;120(4):793-804.
  3. Bracewell MA, Hennessy EM, Wolke D, Marlow N. The EPICure study: Growth and blood pressure at 6 years of age following extremely preterm birth. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 Jul 27; [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Wood NS, Costeloe K, Gibson AT, Hennessy EM, Marlow N, Wilkinson AR; EPICure Study Group. The EPICure study: associations and antecedents of neurological and developmental disability at 30 months of age following extremely preterm birth. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2005 Mar;90(2):F134-40.
  5. Warwick S, Wilks M, Hennessy E, Powell-Tuck J, Small M, Sharp J, Millar MR. Use of Quantitative 16S Ribosomal DNA Detection for Diagnosis of Central Vascular Catheter-Associated Bacterial Infection. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2004; 42(4): 1402-8
  6. Wood NS, Costeloe K, Gibson AT, Hennessy EM, Marlow N, Wilkinson AR. The EPICure Study: growth and associated problems in children born at 25 weeks of gestational age or less. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2003; 88(6): F492-500.
  7. Hennessy E, Alberman E. Intergenerational influences affecting birth outcome II: Preterm delivery and gestational age the children of the 1958 British Birth Cohort. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology .1998, 12, Suppl. 1, 61-75
  8. Hennessy E, Alberman E. Intergenerational influences affecting birth outcome I:Birthweight for gestational age in the children of the 1958 British Birth Cohort. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 1998, 12, Suppl. 1, 45-60.
  9. Hennessy E, Alberman E. The effects of own fetal growth on reported hypertension in parous women aged 33. Int J Epidemiol. 1997, 26(3):562-70
  10. Hennessy E. Air pollution and short term mortality. BMJ 2002 ;324:691-2 (invited editorial)
 
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