Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group

Research Overview

The Victorian Infant Collaborative Study (VICS) is a long term study of prematurely born infants throughout their childhood and into adulthood. VICS is a collaboration between the Royal Women’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital. The paediatricians, psychologists, nurses and research staff are all dedicated to improving the lives of extremely premature babies.

For over three decades VICS has been working towards better understanding the extent of long-term health problems that occur in the tiniest babies (those of birth weight < 1000g) and most premature (those of <28 weeks of gestation) born in Victoria. We are very grateful for the participation of children and families in the important clinical research studies.

Victorian Infant Collaborative Study



Staff from the Mercy Hospital for Women, Monash Medical Centre and the Royal Children’s Hospital, The Newborn Emergency Transport Service (now incorpoarted into PIPER (Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval).



Royal Women's Hospital

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Child Health in Medicine

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Jeanie Cheong

Department / Centre

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Unit / Centre

Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group