Help us create a better future for children

The Barwon Infant Study (BIS) is a major birth cohort study being conducted by the Child Health Research Unit (CHRU) at Barwon Health in collaboration with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and Deakin University. The overarching objective of the BIS is to generate new knowledge on the best way to provide babies and children with a healthy start to life. More than 1000 pregnant women from the Barwon region of Victoria, Australia were recruited between 2010 – 2013, and their children are now part of the invaluable BIS cohort. 

BIS Primary School Review

BIS has come a long way, with our eldest participants now turning 8 years old! We plan to commence the BIS Primary School Review in the coming months and can’t wait to see all the BIS babies as big school children over the coming years.

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Student Opportunities!

The Barwon Infant Study (BIS) is looking for outstanding scholars for a range of PhD & Honours projects.

See Student Research Opportunities here