We are trying to give all babies, irrespective of their size and maturity at birth, the best chance of growing into healthy adults.
Our big challenges lie with the tiniest babies, those weighing less than one kilogram and more than three months premature. Parents face the real possibility that they may not take these babies home and amongst survivors there are three-fold increased risks of problems with brain development, blindness and deafness. In order to achieve improvements in these odds we are improving the care given to babies immediately after birth, through their time in hospital and beyond to the first critical years at home.
The motto of the Women's Newborn Research Centre is “Making the babies better”. To do this we are trying to give all babies, irrespective of their size and maturity at birth the best chance of growing into healthy adults.Learn more
The Women's Newborn Research Centre has long been recognised internationally as a centre of excellence.Learn more
The Centre is conducting a range of clinical studies to improve the survival and long-term outcomes for premature babies.Learn more
Scientific publications from the Women's Newborn Research Centre.Learn more
Meet the Women's Newborn Research Centre team.Learn more
Premature infants follow-up programme
Several research groups are working towards a better understanding of the long-term outcomes for tiny babies well beyond the nursery, including sometimes into adulthood.Learn more
Newborn research - 2019 highlights Learn more