Pamela Browne

My interest lies in the development of intestinal microbiota in childhood, and its role in maintaining health throughout life. During my PhD I will therefore focus on the infant microbiota in relation to physical and mental health in children. In a clinical trial I will investigate the relation between prenatal maternal stress and child health outcomes, and maternal and infant microbiota as a possible mediating mechanism in this relation. This study also includes examining the possible role of probiotics in reducing prenatal maternal stress.