Liggins Institute


The community

Much of the work we do at Liggins is for the benefit of our community, and we share our research findings through public lectures and events, publications, and learning resources for secondary school students. We also involve the community in the many clinical studies we run, which are designed to improve health outcomes in newborn babies, children and adults. Find out how you can take part by clicking the study pages below.

Pregnant woman
  • How to get involved

    Attend a public lecture, take part in a clinical trial or make a donation. There are lots of ways to get involved and help improve health outcomes at every age and stage.

  • Clinical trials

    From studies during pregnancy and childhood, to nutrition studies in adulthood, take part in a clinical trial and help put research into practice.

  • GEMS Study

    Take part in a study to find out how gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) should be diagnosed.

  • hPOD Study

    If you're pregnant you could take part in this study which is trying to prevent low blood sugars in newborn babies.

  • TARGET Study

    Take part in a study to find out how gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) should be treated.

  • SouthSci

    Planning a school or community research project? If you're based in South Auckland you could get funding AND help from expert scientists through the SouthSci programme

  • DIAMOND Study

    Take part in a study that's investigating the best way to feed preterm babies for their long-term health.

  • aMiGo Pilot Study

    Take part in a study to see whether different types of milk cause fewer digestive problems for people who are sensitive to dairy.