Marianne Van Der Vaart
Marianne has been a member of the Paediatric Neuroimaging Group since 2018, first as a DPhil student and now as a postdoctoral researcher. She is interested in improving the way we assess pain in newborns and in understanding how clinical procedures impact infants' brain activity, behaviour and physiology.
During her DPhil, she characterised premature infants' brain activity to a clinical procedure. Currently, she is working on improving the standardised assessment of infant pain to facilitate clinical trials into analgesics.
Marianne previously completed her training as a medical doctor (BSc and MSc in Medicine) and her MSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. During her DPhil she was supported by the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford, and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Multicentre, randomised controlled trial to investigate the effects of parental touch on relieving acute procedural pain in neonates (Petal).
Cobo MM. et al, (2022), BMJ Open, 12
Early life inflammation is associated with spinal cord excitability and nociceptive sensitivity in human infants.
Cobo MM. et al, (2022), Nat Commun, 13
Premature Infants Display Discriminable Behavioral, Physiological, and Brain Responses to Noxious and Nonnoxious Stimuli (Dec, 10.1093/cercor/bhab449, 2021)
van der Vaart M. et al, (2022), CEREBRAL CORTEX
Premature Infants Display Discriminable Behavioral, Physiological, and Brain Responses to Noxious and Nonnoxious Stimuli.
van der Vaart M. et al, (2021), Cereb Cortex
Premature infants display discriminable behavioural, physiological and brain responses to noxious and non-noxious stimuli
van der Vaart M. et al, (2021)