David Edwards

David Edwards


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    Research interests

    The aim of the Centre for the Developing Brain is to reduce the incidence and severity of neurological impairment caused by problems around the time of birth.

    We have developed a bench to bedside research strategy to investigate the mechanisms perinatal brain injury in order to find effective therapies, and have developed the first successful treatment for birth asphyxia, hypothermic neural rescue therapy.

    We have a dedicated neonatal MRI suite cited in the neonatal intensive care unit of St Thomas' Hospital and use imaging and neuroinformatic analysis to study brain development and damage

    Biographical details

    David Edwards is Director of the Centre for the Developing Brain, Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, and Head of the Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health, King’s College London, as well as Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina Children’s Hospital.

    He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator, Visiting Professor in the Department of Bioengineeing, Imperial College, and recipient of the 2007 Arvo Yllpo Quinquennial International Gold Medal.

    He was previously Weston Professor of Neonatal Medicine and Chairman and Head of Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Science, Imperial College London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of London

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1983

    Bachelor of Arts, University of Oxford

    Award Date: 1 Jan 1977


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