Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-cultural Perspectives

Three day international, interdisciplinary conference

Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 June 2019, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria


Our tenth international, interdisciplinary conference is being organised by the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), University of Central Lancashire.

The conference convenor is Fiona Dykes, Professor of Maternal and Infant Health (MAINN, UCLan).

The conference links closely with the international journal Maternal and Child Nutrition (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing) that has its editorial office in MAINN.

Senior Editors are Victoria Hall Moran (MAINN, UCLan) and Rafael Perez-Escamilla (Yale University, USA).

For conference enquiries and to register your interest in this conference, please email the Events Team or telephone: +44 (0)1772 892650

For academic enquiries please contact Professor Fiona Dykes

For enquiries regarding publishing your abstract in Maternal and Child Nutrition, please contact Dr Victoria Hall Moran

The submission process is now closed

  • Richmond Aryeetey PhD, MPH. Senior Lecturer, PI for Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly (BBF) Process in Ghana, University of Ghana

  • Anna Byrom, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, School of Community Health and Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire

  • Rukhsana Haider MBBS, MSc, IBCLC, PhD. Chair, Training & Assistance for Health & Nutrition Foundation, Bangladesh

  • Renée Flacking, RN, PhD.  Professor in Paediatric Nursing and the Director for the research centre Reproductive, Infant and Child Health (RICH)

  • Daniel Sellen, PhD. Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, Director, The Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

  • Cecilia Tomori PhD, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University

The submission process is now closed.

Please download the conference programme.

The conference venue is The Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, which is situated on the fringe of the Lake District in beautiful surroundings.

Find out more details on the charms of this stylish location and how to get to the hotel here.

To book accommodation at the hotel, please contact them or telephone +44 (0)15395 33666 and let them know that you are attending this conference, as the hotel is blocked out for conference delegates.

Other local accommodation is available within Grange Over Sands, and further information can be found here.

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Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 June 2019: £ 400
Single Days Conference Attendance: £135 (please state day/s attending in additional requirements box below)
Conference Dinner Attendance on Tuesday 11 June: £40

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