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Key Publications

Professor Susan Walker


  • Walker SP, Chang SM, Wright A, Osmond C, Grantham-McGregor S. (2015) Early childhood stunting is associated with lower developmental levels in the subsequent generation of children. Journal of Nutrition 145, 823-8.


  • Gertler P, Heckman J, Pinto R, Zanolini A, Vermeerch C, Walker S, Chang S, Grantham-McGregor S. Labor market returns to an early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica. Science. 2014;344:998-1001.

  • Melbourne Chambers R, Morrison-Levy N, Chang S, Tapper J, Walker S, Tulloch-Reid M. Cognition, academic achievement, and epilepsy in school-age children: A case-control study in a developing country. Epilepsy & Behavior 33 (2014) 39-44.

  • Grantham-McGregor, S M,. Fernald, L C. H. Kagawa, R M. C,   Walker SP. Effects of integrated child development and nutrition interventions on child development and nutritional status.  (2014) Annals of New York Academy of Science 1308, 11-32.


  • Black RE, Alderman H, Bhutta ZA, Gillespie S, Haddad L, Horton S, Lartey A, Mannar V, Ruel M, Victora CG, Walker SP, Webb P. (2013) Maternal and child nutrition: building momentum for impact The Lancet, 382, 372-375.

  • Black RE, Victora CG, Walker SP, Bhutta ZA, Christian P, de Onis M, Ezzati M, Grantham-McGregor S, Katz J, Martorell R, Uauy R, and the Maternal and Child Nutrition Study Group (2013) Maternal and child undernutrition and overweight in low-income and middle-income countries.  The Lancet,  382, 427-451


  • Walker SP, Chang SM, Powell CA, Baker-Henningham H.(2012) Building human capacity through early childhood intervention: the Child Development Research Programme at the Tropical Medicine Research Institute, the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. West Indian Med J. 61:316-22.

  • Baker-Henningham H, Scott S, Jones K, Walker S. (2012) Reducing child conduct problems and promoting social skills in a developing country: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry 201: 101-108


  • Walker SP, Wachs TD, Grantham-McGregor SM, Black MM, Nelson CA, Huffman SL, Baker-Henningham H, Chang SM, Hamadani JD, Lozoff B, Meeks Gardner JM, Powell CA, Rahman A, Richter L. (2011) Inequality in early childhood: Risk and protective factors for early child development. The Lancet 378, 1325-1338.

  • Walker SP, Chang SM, Vera-Hernández M, Grantham-McGregor S. (2011) Early childhood stimulation benefits adult competence and reduces violent behavior. Pediatrics 127, 849-57