A research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood.

Based in Cork, Ireland, INFANT has a local impact with a global reach, answering the international need for research and innovation to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Across pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood, INFANT is solving challenges through its key research themes.


Making pregnancy safer for mothers and babies


Improving health outcomes for newborn babies

Child Health

Advancing the health and well-being of children

Explore our research

Latest Publications

  • Experience of miscarriage: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

    Meaney, S., Corcoran, P., Spillane, N. and O'Donoghue, K.

  • AR101 Oral Immunotherapy for Peanut Allergy - The New England Journal of Medicine

    O Hourihane, J and the PALISADE Group of Clinical Investigators

  • Validation of Altered Umbilical Cord Blood MicroRNA Expression in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy - JAMA Neurology

    O Sullivan, M., Looney, AM., Moloney, G., Finder M., Hallberg, B., Clarke, G., Boylan, B., Murray, D.

  • Difference Between Body Composition of Formula- and Breastfed Infants at Birth - Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

    Smith, H., O Hourihane, J., Kenny, L., Kiely M., Leahy-Warren, P., Dahly, D. and Murray, D.

Our News

  • Sonia
    22 Aug 2019

    INFANT PhD student making science accessible to all

    Last November, our PhD researcher, Sonia Lenehan, was voted the winner of Neon Zone’s I’m a Scientis...

  • Chris Schwarz
    14 Aug 2019

    Interview with Dr Chris Schwarz

    Christoph Schwarz has recently joined INFANT as a visiting clinical research fellow. Get to know hi...

  • Dr. Ali Khashan
    30 Jul 2019

    INFANT research links kidney failure to pre-eclampsia

  • Daragh Horgan
    24 Jun 2019

    Honorary Doctorate for INFANT Ambassador & Supporter