The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register (VCPR)

Project Details

The VCPR collects information on people with cerebral palsy who were born or lived in the Australian state of Victoria since 1970. The Register is now one of the largest cerebral palsy registers in the world and has been responsible for over 100 projects and an equivalent number of publications.

For more information about the VCPR, please visit the VCPR website

Researchers

  • Dr Kylie Crompton
  • Ms Tessa Devries
  • Ms Angela Guzys
  • Dr Adrienne Harvey
  • Ms Alex Holland
  • Ms Elaine Meehan
  • Ms Clare McKinnon
  • Ms Linda McNamara
  • Dr Carmen Pace
  • Dr Sue Reid
  • Dr Kirsty Stewart
  • Ms Rachel Toovey
  • Dr Kate Willoughby
  • A/Professor Adam Scheinberg
  • Ms Christine Westbury

Collaborators

  • Australian Catholic University
  • CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Deakin University
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash Health
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Western Australia
  • Yooralla

Funding

  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The Lorenzo and Pamela Galli Charitable Trust
  • The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
  • Victorian Medical Insurance Agency

Research Opportunities

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

Research Outcomes

  • Reid SM, Carlin JB, Reddihough DS. Survival of individuals with cerebral palsy born in Victoria, Australia, between 1970 and 2004. Dev Med Child Neurol 2012; 54: 353-60.
  • Reid SM, Meehan E, McIntyre S, Goldsmith S, Badawi N, Reddihough DS.  Temporal trends in cerebral palsy by impairment severity and birth gestation. Dev Med Child Neuroly.  58   Suppl 2:25-35, 2016.

Research Group

Cerebral Palsy Research



Faculty Research Themes

Child Health



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Paediatrics

Unit / Centre

Cerebral Palsy Research