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 starting school!

We have commenced BIS Primary School Reviews and can’t wait to see all the BIS babies as big school children over the coming years. Find out more here.

To update your details and school enrolment information, please contact us by:

Phone/SMS to 0400 432 976

Email to

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COVID-19 Update

The Barwon Infant Study has decided to suspend all research activities to help curb the spread of COVID-19. The research team are currently discussing innovative measures that could be rolled out during this period, so stay tuned.

We hope everyone is staying safe and we look forward to seeing our participants at schools in future.