What is the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub?

Better Start Bradford is a 10 year Big Lottery funded programme aimed at improving the life chances of families living in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.

The Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub is a Partnership between Better Start Bradford and Born in Bradford. The Innovation Hub unites leading academics from the Universities of York, Bradford and Leeds to establish a new birth cohort and provide a centre for evaluation of the effectiveness of the Better Start Bradford projects.

The Innovation Hub’s key themes:

Director- Professor Kate Pickett

Co-Director- Dr Rosie McEachan

Social and Emotional Development- Led by Professor Tracey Bywater

Communication and Language Development- Led by Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Diet and Nutrition- Led by Professor Pinki Sahota

Community Readiness- Led by Professor Neil Small

Fidelity and Implementation- Led by Dr Maria Bryant

Birth Cohort of 6,000 babies- Led by Professor John Wirght

more information at www.bibbs.co.uk


For more information on the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub please contact the Programme Manager; Dr Josie Dickerson on 01274 383941 or josie.dickerson@bthft.nhs.uk