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Professor Robert Winston

Professor of Science & Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London



Professor Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College.

His research led to the development of gynaecological microsurgery in the 1970s and various improvements in reproductive medicine, subsequently adopted internationally, particularly in the field of endocrinology and IVF. He has been awarded honorary doctorates at sixteen universities.

His activities in the House of Lords include speaking regularly on education, science, medicine and the arts. He is a board member and Vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Professor Winston is committed to scientific education and has presented many landmark BBC science series including BAFTA winning “The Human Body”, Emmy nominated “Human Instinct” and the nationally loved “Child of Our Time” that follows babies born in the year 2000 as they grow and develop.

Perhaps the best known is “The Human Body” which won a record of three BAFTAs, an Emmy nomination and a Peabody award. He also presented “The Human Mind”, “Human Instinct” and “Child of Our Time” which involved working with the founders of The Essential Parent Company; awarding winning director, Diana Hill and Dr Rebecca Chicot.

Professor Winston is passionate about babies and their development. He is a father of three and now a grandfather to three children. He appears with his grandson Isaac on the introduction to the DVDs.

Professor Winston has guided the content of the Essential Baby Care Guide as well as introducing and narrating each of the four DVDs. He is passionate about understanding baby development and helping parents to look after their babies.

“When a child is born, they immediately start making connections in their brains that will last their whole lifetime. In the first year of life, a baby learns more, and at a faster rate than they will ever do again. Early experience is pivotal in making us who we are as adults.
The importance of nurturing young children makes it both a joyous and anxious experience. Today’s new parents often don’t have access to the same practical support network enjoyed by earlier generations, and as a consequence are desperate for good information. Having worked with the team behind ‘The Essential Parent Company’ on several BBC documentary series, I know the huge amount of research that has gone into making this important and highly accessible guide for new parents.”
Professor Robert Winston
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