Appendix A: membership of the Programme Development Group, the NICE Project Team and external contractors

Appendix A: membership of the Programme Development Group, the NICE Project Team and external contractors

The Programme Development Group

PDG membership is multidisciplinary. It comprises researchers, practitioners, stakeholder representatives and members of the public as follows:

Professor Annie Anderson Professor of Food Choice and Director of the Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research, University of Dundee

Kathy Cowbrough Freelance Dietitian, Registered Public Health Nutritionist. Coordinator of the National Network of Dietitians and Nutritionists working in Sure Start Early Years Programmes

Dr Helen Crawley Senior Lecturer Nutrition, University of Kingston

Claire Davis Community Member, Supporter and Tutor with the Breastfeeding Network

Dr Elizabeth Dowler Reader in Food and Social Policy at the University of Warwick, Registered Public Health Nutritionist

Lorna Farr Service Manager, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. Former Health Visitor and Strategic Health Lead across Sure Start programmes in Newcastle

Janet Fyle Professional Policy Adviser, Royal College of Midwives

Pam Heslop Community Nursery Nurse, Peterborough PCT

Cindy Hutchinson Research Midwife specialising in teenage pregnancy

Dr Wendy Jones Primary Care Pharmacist, Pharmacist Independent Prescriber with a special interest in the safety of drugs in breast milk

Professor Paul Little General Practitioner, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Southampton

Alison Lloyd Community Member, National Childbirth Trust Antenatal Teacher, Joint Project Coordinator for 'Yummy mummies' (community 'cook and eat' project aimed at low‑income and vulnerable pregnant women and families with children under 5 years)

Jenny McLeish Community Member, formerly Policy Officer at the Maternity Alliance

Ruth Moore Development Manager, North Division, National Childminding Association

Professor Richard Watt Professor in Dental Public Health, University College, London

Dr Anthony Williams (Chair) Reader in Child Nutrition and Consultant in Neonatal Paediatrics at St George's, University of London

Expert cooptees to the PDG

Mr Robert Fraser Reader in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Sheffield

Dr Ian Mathers Consultant in Public Health, Heart of Birmingham PCT
(meeting 6)

Samantha Montel Policy and Advice Branch, Nutrition Division, Food Standards Agency (meeting 5)

Oma Ramroop Health Visitor, Children's Centre Westminster PCT

Dr Sian Robinson Senior Research Fellow, MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton

Aparna Srivastava British Dietetic Association Special Interest Group on Black and Minority Ethnic Groups (meeting 5)

Dr Alison Tedstone Head of Nutrition Science Unit, Food Standards Agency (meeting 4)

NICE Project Team

Mike Kelly
CPHE Director

Tricia Younger
Associate Director

Christine Carson
Analyst

Adrienne Cullum
Analyst

Caroline Mulvihill
Analyst

Susan Murray
Analyst

Karen Peploe
Analyst

Anthony Threlfall
Analyst

Alastair Fischer
Health Economics Adviser

External contractors

External reviewers: effectiveness reviews

Review 1: 'The effectiveness of public health interventions to promote nutrition of pre‑conceptional women'. This review was carried out from June–September 2006 by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Alison McFadden and Sarah King. The review was updated in January 2008 by the University of York and NICE.

Review 2: 'Review of the effectiveness of interventions to improve the nutrition of pregnant women with a focus on the nutrition of pregnant women in low‑income households'. This review was carried out from September 2005–March 2006. A supplementary review was carried out from March–May 2006. Both were conducted by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Lalitha D'Souza and Sarah King. These two reviews were integrated and revised in November 2007 by NICE.

Review 3: 'The effectiveness of public health interventions to improve the nutrition of postpartum women'. This review was carried out from February–April 2006 by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Felicia McCormick and Jennifer A Moreton. The review was updated in March 2007 by the University of York and NICE.

Review 4: 'The effectiveness of public health interventions to promote safe and healthy milk feeding practices in babies'. This review was carried out from February–May 2006 by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Jennifer A Moreton and Sarah King. The review was updated in February 2008 by the University of York and NICE.

Review 5: 'The effectiveness of public health interventions to improve the nutrition of young children aged 6–24 months'. This review was carried out from April–June 2006 by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Felicia McCormick and Jennifer A Moreton. The review was updated in December 2007 by the University of York and NICE.

Review 6: 'The effectiveness of public health interventions to improve the nutrition of 2 to 5 year old children'. This review was carried out from April–July 2006 by the Mother and Infant Research Unit at the University of York. The principal authors were: Lalitha D'Souza and Sarah King. The review was updated in January 2008 by the University of York and NICE.

Review 7: 'The effectiveness and cost‑effectiveness of interventions to promote an optimal intake of vitamin D to improve the nutrition of pre‑conceptional, pregnant and postpartum women and children in low‑income households'. This review was carried out from April–July 2006 by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health and updated by NICE in December 2007. The principal authors were: Irene Kwan and Paul Jacklin.

Review 8: 'Supplementary evidence review on the effectiveness of public health interventions to improve the nutrition of infants/children aged 6 months to 5 years'. This review was carried out from July–September 2006 by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health and updated by NICE in November 2007. The principal authors were: Irene Kwan and Anuradha Sekhri.

External reviewers: expert reports

'Growth monitoring of infants and young children in the United Kingdom'. This was prepared from September–October 2006 by Magda Sachs and Fiona Dykes from the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.

'Handling and storage of expressed breast milk'. This was prepared from October–November 2006 by Paul Cook from the Food Hazards and Consumer Protection Branch, Microbiological Safety Division, at the Food Standards Agency.

'Nutrition and breastfeeding'. This was prepared from September–October 2006 by Gail Goldberg from MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge.

External reviewers: cost‑effectiveness reviews

'Rapid economic review of public health interventions designed to improve the nutrition of pre‑conceptual, pregnant and postpartum women.' This review was carried out from April–July 2006 by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health. The principal authors were: Paul Jacklin, Penny Retsa and Irene Kwan.

'Rapid economic review of public health interventions designed to improve the nutrition of children aged 0–5 years.' This review was carried out from April–July 2006 by the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health. The principal authors were: Paul Jacklin, Penny Retsa and Irene Kwan.

The economic appraisal 'Modelling the cost‑effectiveness of breastfeeding support' was carried out by the National Collaborating Centre for Women and Children's Health. The principal author was: Paul Jacklin.

Fieldwork

The fieldwork was carried out by SHM Productions.