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Liggins Institute

Improving lifelong health through excellent research into the long-term consequences of early life events. Our vision is 'a healthy start for a healthy life'.

Join the Liggins Institute and you'll work alongside world-leading researchers to discover the determinants of health and disease.

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Get a taste of research with a 90 point Honours project at the Liggins Institute.

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How many women in NZ are affected by Covid-19 and how does it impact them and their babies?

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We investigate the impact of our environment on the long-term health outcomes of this generation and the next.

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Researchers in the Liggins Institute laboratory.

Explore the current list of doctoral and masters research projects on offer and their supervisors.

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Dr Chris McKinlay working with two study participants.

Our academic staff supervise students as well as conducting their own research. Many are internationally recognised experts in their field.

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PhD candidate Stephanie Segovia

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Canadian student Stephanie Segovia explains her research focus, why she picked the Liggins Institute and what she likes about life in Auckland.

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Internships, scholarships and awards are available to fund your Honours, Masters or PhD study at the Liggins Institute.

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The Liggins Institute at the University’s Grafton campus.

Take part in a clinical trial, attend an event or make a donation. There are lots of ways to contribute to our life-changing research.

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