Who We Are

A leading research centre committed to improving maternal and child health through world-class clinical research.

The Irish Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research (INFANT) is Ireland’s first translational research centre focused entirely on pregnancy, birth and early childhood. Founded on over a decade of awarding winning collaborative research and core funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI), INFANT is now home to a truly diverse multidisciplinary team of close to 100 whose work encompasses a wide variety of closely integrated research themes, spanning bench to bed and cot-side.

Our Story

Founded in 2013, the INFANT Centre has grown in size and impact

Our mission

To make pregnancy safer and to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies

Our vision

INFANT as a World Leading Institute for Innovation in Maternal & Child Health

Our People

Get to know our international community of researchers, the multi-disciplinary team who implement our research program pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood health.

Our vision is to establish INFANT as the world-leading centre for maternal and child health research. The centre is led by Prof Geraldine Boylan. A team of researchers and postgraduate students drive the INFANT programme, underpinned by a dedicated and highly skilled research support and operations team.