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.
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
Insights into patterns of breastfeeding in preterm babies up to six months of actual age from the last UK National Infant Feeding Survey
Levene I., (2021), PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, 90, 30 - 31
Do single parent adoptions have equal long-term outcomes for the child as couple adoptions?
Levene I., (2021), Arch Dis Child, 106, 401 - 405
Does topical local anaesthesia reduce the pain and distress of nasogastric tube insertion in children?
Mort DO. and Levene I., (2020), Arch Dis Child, 105, 697 - 700