The NPEU is an internationally recognised, multi-disciplinary research unit based at the University of Oxford, Old Road Campus in Headington, Oxford. The Unit undertakes research about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn babies. This is reflected in the backgrounds of the people working in the Unit (obstetrics, midwifery, paediatrics, epidemiology, social science, economics, statistics, programming, plus administrative and clerical staff). Funding is provided by grants from a variety of sources including the Department of Health Policy Research Programme, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), other funding agencies and medical research charities.