Institute of Child Health

Athena Swan
A child with a DNA model

The mission of the UCL Institute of Child Health is to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement.

Education & Research highlights

Research Review 2014
  • Basis for eating disorders found in children as young as eight, a study led by Dr Nadia Micali has found. Read more: ICH/GOSH Press Release
  • Gene variation identified for teen binge eating. Read more: ICH/GOSH Press Release.
  • 4-year Impact PhD Studentship - Respiratory diseases available (deadline 24th July). Read more: PhD Studentships
  • Less intensive chemotherapy avoids irreversible side effects in some childhood cancers. Read more: ICH/GOSH Press Release
  • Congratulations to our 9 new Professors, 7 new Readers and 1 new Principal RA on their promotion in the 2014-15 UCL Senior Promotions round.
  • We are pleased to be able to offer places on an innovative new research degree from this September. The MRes in Child Health is the first programme of its kind in the UK.
  • Protein responsible for rare childhood disorder gives clues to common neurodegenerative conditions. Read more: ICH/GOSH Press Release

Great Ormond Street Hospital

The UCL Institute of Child Health, in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital, is the largest centre in Europe devoted to clinical and basic research and postgraduate teaching in children’s health.


GOSH website for more information

Biomedical Research Centre at GOSH & UCL

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