Liggins Institute


About the Liggins Institute

The Liggins Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for research on fetal and child health, nutrition, development, epigenetics and translational and implementation science. Our aim is to rapidly translate discoveries in basic science into therapies and strategies that will prevent or help people manage major health problems of the 21st century.

The Liggins Institute clinical research unit
  • Our history

    Find out more about our proud heritage and the great medical scientist, Professor Sir Graham Liggins, whom the Institute is named after.

  • Our vision and goals

    Our vision is 'a healthy start for a healthy life' and our research work focuses on this.

  • How we're run

    The Director has overall responsibility for the direction of the Institute and is supported by the Liggins Institute Advisory Board and senior academic staff.

  • Partnerships

    We have strong national and international links with researchers and organisations with expertise and resources that complement our own.

  • Contact us

    How to find us and key people to contact for research, student and media enquiries.

  • How we're funded

    The Liggins Institute is funded through a combination of public research grants, partnerships with like-minded organisations, and philanthopic donations.