Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI)

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Investing in the earliest years to build a brighter future.

The Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI) is committed to supporting parents and babies (0-24 months) to enhance family well-being and children’s healthy development.

Parenthood can be more challenging than anticipated, and we encourage parents to nurture themselves and their babies and feel comfortable to ask for professional help in times of stress – from our psychologists, their GPs, and nurses.

PIRI has developed a number of ways to support parents in the childbearing years.
Towards Parenthood is one of these well evaluated programs based in years of research.

For more information about other aspects of PIRI’s work see our website

PIRI provides a unique contribution to early intervention in Australia by:

  • Undertaking research that results in evidence-based treatments to improve difficulties facing parents and infants
  • Provides an experienced team of clinical and academic staff to inform the research, development and application of innovative intervention programs
  • PIRI is based at Austin Health, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital in Victoria, Australia.