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Early Origins of Health

The health trajectory of every child—including their metabolic, cardiovascular, immune and reproductive health, and neurological function—is profoundly influenced by their parents’ health and wellbeing prior to conception, throughout pregnancy, and during early postnatal life.

Baby being checked with a stethoscope


The Robinson Research Institute leads our research in the early origins of health and is well placed to tackle this challenge, having conducted some of the largest trials in the world investigating interventions in pregnant women and newborn infants to improve outcomes for the mother and child.

A more in-depth explanation of this research area is available on the Robinson Research Institute’s website.

Our research centres and institutes working in this area

Our research groups working in this area

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