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About Us

The aim of ISIS is to provide online access to up-to-date research based evidence about infant sleep, in forms which are accessible to parents and health professionals, supported by references to research relevant to families in the UK.

The ISIS website project (aka ISIS-online) draws on the combined experience of Professor Helen Ball and her team at the Durham University Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, and senior representatives from La Leche League, NCT, and UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, all being organisations working directly in the fields of parent-support and health professional training in the UK. All three organisations are experienced in the provision of online information to parents and/or health care providers (midwives, clinicians, health visitors etc.). Following completion of the ESRC funding, the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) also volunteered to endorse ISIS and provide additional expertise in reviewing and disseminating this work.

The ISIS website project is funded by a grant from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) 'Follow-on Fund' to facilitate and support the translation of research conducted by UK and overseas researchers on issues regarding infant sleep (e.g. development, environments, safety) into an online informational resource.


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Last modified: 9th December 2014