Mother-Infant Sleep and Feeding: Inter-ethnic Differences in Hospital Interventions and Evolutionary Medicine in the United Kingdom


Location: McKenna Hall, Rooms 100–104

Helen Ball, Department of Anthropology, Durham University

Ball’s current research involves behavioral and physiological investigations of infant and child sleep, particularly of co-sleeping parents and infants from an evolutionary perspective and the effect of sleep on child obesity. She conducts research in various hospitals and the Durham community, and contributes to national and international policy and practice guidelines in infant care.

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology