Our research

Our four key research themes and associated research groups explore the factors that influence health at every life stage. We aim to turn scientific discoveries into strategies that help people prevent or manage some of the most prevalent diseases of our time.

Our four key research themes focus on understanding the influence of the early life environment on the long-term health of this and future generations.

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Our research groups investigate specific factors that influence health and draw upon the expertise of the lead investigators and collaborators.

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Our investigators answer a series of 10 questions to give you a glimpse into their work at the Liggins Institute, as well as the highs and lows of a career in research.

Meet our researchers

Support is available to students and staff with project proposals and grant applications, as well as top quality facilities and in-house expertise.

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Some of our studies are complete and findings have been published, others are in follow-up or currently recruiting participants, and more are being planned.

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How many women in New Zealand are affected by Covid-19 and how does this affect them and their babies? An NZ-specific registry aims to find out.

About the registry

The academic staff who lead our research themes and programmes and their areas of expertise.

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Public lectures happen throughout the year and are a chance to hear about research discoveries.

Watch a past lecture

How can we give all babies a healthy start to life?

Liggins Institute Director Professor Frank Bloomfield explains why early life events are so important to life-long health.