The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre (DISC) headed by Professor Helen Ball is the home for a group of researchers examining various aspects of infant and child sleep and parenting behaviour.
Our research covers a broad range of topics including infant and child sleep ecology, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), parental sleep, postnatal ward environments and maternal-infant sleep, and cross-cultural infant care practices.
DISC runs the Baby Sleep Information Source (Basis) website providing research evidence on parent-infant sleep into for use by parents and health professionals. We offer training webinars for health professionals, and run regular workshops and conferences.
The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre (formerly the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab) is a research centre of the Department of Anthropology. It's one of the largest Anthropology Departments in the UK and one of only a few to span Social Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology and Anthropology of Health.
We're a collaboration of 44 specialist centres, academies and projects, with over 40 undergraduate courses and postgraduate programmes. Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live.
Phone: 0191 334 0260