Researching health and wellbeing in the preconceptional, pregnancy, and postpartum period.
The Centre for Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research (MFIR) is a unique research centre focusing on world class midwifery, public health, nursing and scientific research.
MFIR has a distinct brand of multi-professional and multidisciplinary research that has contributed new knowledge and understanding in midwifery practice, perinatal epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology and philosophy, crossing cultural and geographical boundaries.
MFIR focuses on antenatal, intranatal and perinatal research that impacts on mothers and babies within both a global public health and clinical research framework.
We aim to develop an integrated programme of research that impacts on the health and wellbeing of mothers and babies in the preconceptional, pregnancy, postpartum and early childhood stages.
MFIR is also the home base for The Doctoral Midwifery Research Society, established in 2007 by Professor Marlene Sinclair and funded by the HSC R&D Division of the Public Health Agency.
The DMRS is interdisciplinary and international with a clear strategic objective to involve members of the public and consumer groups in all aspects of the research process.
The DMRS part funds the annual Spotlight on Breastfeeding Research conference.
Further details can be found at the Doctoral Midwifery Society.