The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre (formerly the Parent-Infant Sleep Lab) is a research centre of the Department of Anthropology. It is the home for a group of researchers examining various aspects of infant and child sleep and parenting behaviour. The Parent-Infant Sleep Lab itself was opened in 2000, while our research programmes in Infancy & Sleep have been in operation since 1995. Information can be found here about the core research team, previous members of the core team with whom we still work (associates), and collaborators (academics and clinicians at other institutions around the world). We also work with a large number of research users via outreach, and engagement. As a consequence our work is implemented into practice in many settings (impact).
The impact section of this site provides links to policy documents and other websites indicating how our research has been used.
The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre provides opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to become involved in our research based in the Sleep Lab, or in the local community, and we welcome enquiries. As our research team has grown our research focus has broadened and we are now involved in projects examining adult sleep in addition to that of parents and their children.
Information can be found on this site about our completed projects, publications and talks given by members of the DISC Research Team, together with information for participants on current research projects.