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