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Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
School of Medicine

The University of Adelaide


Women's and Children's Hospital

King William Road

North Adealide SA 5006



Phone: +61 8 8161 7619
Facsimile: +61 8 8161 7652

Mission and Strategic Direction

The Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies (ARCH) is an international centre of excellence in maternal and perinatal research.

Our strategic commitment to research, education and training ensures high quality and timely maternal and perinatal research is conducted, evaluated and translated into clinical practice and health policy. Our research program aims to benefit women and babies by:

  • Answering questions of major importance in the field of maternal and perinatal health, across the spectrum from preconception, through pregnancy and childbirth, infancy and later life; 
  • Generating research evidence of the highest quality that promotes the best health possible for all women and their babies;
  • Ensuring that research findings are incorporated into health care practice;
  • Increasing capacity in research synthesis, randomised trials and implementation and translational research through career development and education, locally, nationally, and internationally; and
  • Strengthening our existing collaborations and identifying new international, national and regional collaborations.

Benefiting babies and women worldwide


Our Members

ARCH conducts high quality and timely maternal and perinatal research encompassing the spectrum from preconception through pregnancy and childbirth, infancy and later life.

See Members Directory for more information.

2015 Research Report

Read about ARCH's research activities and developments in our 2015 Research Report

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2014 Research Report

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2013 Research Report

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