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Research conducted by the BetterStart group aims to understand how to give infants and children have the best start to life. BetterStart's studies focus on ways to enhance health and development over the lifespan.

BetterStart Health and Development Research is led by John Lynch, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health. We have an interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in epidemiology, public health, nutrition, criminology, paediatrics, social work, biostatistics, and psychology. BetterStart's aim is to generate better evidence to inform policy and practice to improve health, wellbeing and development outcomes.

BEBOLD

The Better Evidence, Better Outcomes, Linked Data (BEBOLD) platform informs research, service provision, intervention evaluations, and policy around child health, development, and human capability formation from the perinatal period into adulthood.