BiBBS is a birth Cohort study that aims to understand the effects of early-life interventions on children’s health and development. This is done by collecting information about participant’s pregnancy and their children so we can understand how to provide the best start in life.

Our story:

The BiBBS Cohort Study is run by the wider Born in Bradford (BiB) study. BiB is one of the largest collection of research projects globally, that follows 30,000 Bradfordians. BiB uses its findings to implement changes into the community that improve health and wellbeing.

BiBBS study was set up and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund in 2016 to assess the effects of early-life interventions led by Better Start Bradford. These interventions carried out in the community aim to improve children’s diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, speech, language and communication.

The BiBBS cohort evaluates how these projects are improving children’s health and development by collecting information on pregnant women (ante-and-postnatal), their children and families.

Who can participate?

BiBBS have been recruiting women since 2016 and now have over 5000 participants!

Although the BiBBS study normally recruits women who are expecting their baby, there are a lot of families who didn’t get a chance to participate at that time.

The BiBBS team is now widening its research by inviting all pregnant women, new mums and their families who:

  • Live in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton.
  • Have had their baby since 2016.
  • Had their baby at the Bradford Royal Infirmary …

…to take part in the study!

Are you eligible and interested in participating? If so, contact us below.

Contact us

BiBBS email –


BiBBS Director – Josie Dickerson –

BiBBS Programme Coordinator – Kirsty Crossley –

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