Discovery and Growth Longitudinal studies such as the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort Study and BiHIVE have provided clinical data, collected over many years, which can be used by INFANT researchers to help improve the lives of mothers and babies.
Researchers in the centre focus on a range of key interest areas, including neurodevelopment, disease, nutrition and allergies.
Some of our paediatric studies see children return for multiple assessments. These are facilitated by INFANT's expert research nurses and clinicians. Measurements taken include weight, height, blood pressure, heart rate, hand grip strength, vertical jump and skin prick allergy testing, Their innovative work helps INFANT to protect mothers and children, from pregnancy to childhood and beyond.
Over 1000 children have been part of our paediatric studies
Our facilities are designed with the well-being of families and children in mind. This focus also extends to its facilities, which are family-friendly and fully equipped.
Over 1,000 children have taken part in our studies in the last five years. Facilities at our centre include:
- Child-friendly clinical assessment rooms
- Developmental assessment room
- Anthropometric measurement equipment
- Waiting room
- Research office