Ilana studies factors affecting the provision of breastmilk for premature babies, as part of a general interest in neonatal nutrition. She is co-supervised by Professor Maria Quigley, Professor Mary Fewtrell and Dr Frances O’Brien, and is based at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit.
Prior to the DPhil, Ilana practiced paediatric medicine for eight years, and continues to work clinically in the neonatal unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Prior to this she studied Graduate-entry Medicine and also Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford.
The Interaction of Early Exclusive Mother's Milk Feeding and Ethnic Background with Ultimate Feeding Outcomes After Very Preterm Birth.
Levene I. and Adams E., (2023), Breastfeed Med, 18, 842 - 848
Characterisation of parathyroid hormone concentration in extremely preterm or very low birthweight infants in routine clinical screening for metabolic bone disease: A service evaluation cohort study.
Levene I. et al, (2023), J Paediatr Child Health
Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis of the effect of relaxation interventions on breastmilk quantity and maternal mental health
Levene I. et al, (2023)
A report on parent involvement in planning a randomised controlled trial in neonatology and lactation - insights for current and future research.
Levene I. et al, (2022), Int Breastfeed J, 17
Comparing the effect of a lactation-specific relaxation and visualisation intervention versus standard care on lactation and mental health outcomes in mothers of very premature infants (the EXPRESS trial): study protocol for a multi-centre, unmasked, randomised, parallel-group trial
Levene I. et al, (2022), Trials