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I began working at INSERM, the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, in January 2017 in unit 1153, the Centre de Recherche Epidémiologie et Statistique Sorbonne Paris Cité (CRESS). Specifically, I am working for the Obstetrical, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology Team (EPOPé - Equipe de recherche en Epidémiologie Obstétricale, Périnatale et Pédiatrique) which is part of CRESS.

My main role is as a Post-Doctoral Fellow working on the EPIPAGE 2 study. EPIPAGE stands for Etude épidémiologique sur les petits âges gestationnels and is a national population study that gathered data on all preterm deliveries of 34 weeks' gestational age and below in France during 2011. Children were first followed-up at two years of age and then, most recently, at 5.5 years of age. Follow-up is planned to continue until they are 11-12 years old.

My research focuses on activity around the time of birth (perinatal activity) by both obstetricians (before delivery) and then by neonatologists (after delivery). I am investigating the effects on short and longer term outcomes (currently to 2 years of age, but will also investigate whether there are any impacts at 5.5 years of age when the data are available next year). With other researchers in the EPOPé team, I have worked on related projects such as reporting results of neurological and developmental outcomes for the complete cohort at 2 years of age.

I also plan to compare data from the French EPIPAGE cohort with extremely premature children who were born in England in 2006 and formed part of the EPICure 2 cohort.