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Dr Laura C N Wood

Former Research Student

Research overview

I am a practicing medical doctor specialising in community and social paediatrics; child health problems with social causes, social consequences and children's access to healthcare in society.  I focus on high-vulnerability and trauma-experienced child populations including refugee, trafficked and Looked-After children.  Current research considers the impact of the UK immigration system as a significant secondary adversity on the health and neurodevelopment of unaccompanied refugee, asylum-seeking and internationally trafficked children in care, with a view to system change.

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