How can we prevent brain damage at birth? Laura Bennet and her team have been investigating new ways to monitor brain waves in babies at the time of birth. Their goal: reduce brain damage due to hypoxia or oxygen deprivation.

Watch a short video of team member Joanne Davidson explaining the team’s research that was recognised with a team prize at the 2021 Te Taumata Rangahau Research Excellence Awards from the University of Auckland.

Laura Bennet is a Professor of Physiology at the University of Auckland.

Joanne Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow in Physiology at the University of Auckland.

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