As well as ORIGINS long-term core research, there are a number of clinical trials, early interventions and shorter-term research studies that sit within ORIGINS. Known as sub-projects, these studies look at multiple aspects of child and family health and development.
Interventions and explorations that focus on modifiable elements of the early life environment are being investigated, to assess and improve all aspects of physical and psychological wellbeing - both in childhood and in later life. These include nutrition, physical activity, time in nature, built environments, plastics and pollutants.
Through the study of early environments, maternal physical health and genetics, The ORIGINS Project aims to uncover when and why non-communicable diseases develop. Sub-projects within this theme, look deeper into the impacts of environment and lifestyle on the development of chronic conditions and wellbeing.