News Archive


We Need Your Help!

Posted on: 17 July 2017

The PRISM Study team are looking for volunteers to help design an e-learning resource for teachers about premature birth.

Dr Sam Johnson on the BBC

Posted on: 11 March 2017

PRISM study Dr Sam Johnson appeared on the BBC discussing the long-term outcomes of children born preterm.


Study Progressing Well!

Posted on: 16 August 2016

We just want to thank all of the young people who have taken part in our study so far!

Calling All Parents of Summer-born or Preterm Children

Posted on: 06 July 2016

If your child was born preterm (before 37 weeks gestation) or was ‘summer-born’ (born in April through August), or both, we would like to ask you to take part in a brief survey on the topic of delayed school entry.


Why Do We Do Research?

Posted on: 14 October 2015

Read about what inspires Dr Samantha Johnson to carry out research into the development of premature babies in her blog piece on the Action Medical Research website

PRISM-2 Study Invitations Are Out!

Posted on: 05 October 2015

On 5th October we sent out letters to parents of all the young people who took part in the first PRISM Study to invite them to take part in PRISM-2.

Award Winning Research

Posted on: 25 June 2015

We are delighted announce that our research on mathematical learning difficulties in preterm children has been recognised by the British Psychological Society Developmental Section.

PRISM Study Research Presented at Buckingham Palace

Posted on: 25 March 2015

PRISM psychologist Dr Samantha Johnson was recently invited to talk about the PRISM Studies at a charity event hosted by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.


Merry PRISM Christmas!

Posted on: 05 December 2014

Here at the PRISM study we are already getting excited about Christmas!

PRISM Researchers Involved in New Study

Posted on: 05 January 2014

Some of the PRISM study team (Dr Samantha Johnson and Dr Camilla Gilmore) along with colleagues from other research groups have been awarded new funding to study the effects of preterm birth on mathematics and educational achievement.