UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Population, Policy and Practice

We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with an international reputation for population-level and clinical research that influences public health policy and practice.

Our aim is to promote the health of children and young people and the adults they will become through conducting research:

  • across the life course
  • on common, chronic and complex conditions, in addition to rare disorders
  • on defining and measuring what matters for children, young people and their families
  • recognising the wider contexts of children's lives
GCRF Award group picture


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Graduation Celebration



World's Largest Cohort Study of Children Born with Assisted Conception

Prof Alastair Sutcliffe (with Dr Beverley Botting, Dr Carrie Williams and team) is establishing the world’s largest longitudinal cohort study of 106,000 children born between 1991 and 2008 in the United Kingdom with assisted conception (IVF).

This study funded by the MRC involves collaborators at Manchester University (Professor Steven Roberts and Professor Daniel Brison) the University of Glasgow (Professor Scott Nelson) and the University of Bristol (Professor Debbie Lawlor.)

The project will involve linking birth recorded on the HFEA registry with the NHS-Information Service central registry in Southport. Consequently those anonymised records will link to other health related datasets.

Medical Research Council