INFANT’s research explores the impact of pregnancy, birth and newborn health on child health. Our programmes excel in their ambitious, detailed approach to long-term study. Our studies allow us to draw compelling evidence from years of data.

Through these studies, we can track the neurological and physical development of babies, which help us to predict and influence lifelong outcomes for children. As a result, INFANT’s research has a positive impact on individual lives and overall societal health.


The COMBINE study investigates how diet and gut microbiome composition influences healthy growth and neurological development.


The BASELINE study is the first longitudinal birth cohort study in Ireland.


The ENRICH study aims to understand the effects of lifestyles, sensory experiences and sleep patterns on infant development.


These studies are working to prevent eczema and food allergy. Eczema is the most common skin disease of childhood, affecting 20% of children in Irelan…


The CARE Study is evaluating the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the accessibility of support services for carers of children with special needs.


The AUTISM study aims to develop a neonatal screening test for early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).