PIRI’s Research

About the Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI)

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is a vigorous and innovative Australian research institute whose vision is to improve the emotional well-being of parents and to optimise infant development. PIRI provides a unique contribution to early intervention by combining basic research and clinical expertise to address depression and other difficulties facing parents and infants. The Institute is a leading body recognized internationally for its cutting-edge research into perinatal depression and anxiety and translating research to practice.

Research Overview

Trials Open for Recruitment

PIRI’s Current Research

Recent Research Trials

Key Findings

Research Publications

PIRI’s Research Blog

Our main areas of research are:

  • antenatal depression and anxiety
  • postnatal depression and anxiety
  • prematurity
  • infant development and mental health
  • mother-infant relationships
  • wellbeing of fathers in the perinatal period