Child Health in Medicine

Child Health which encompasses the whole-of-life continuum from the early life environment through adolescence and reproductive potential in order to optimise whole life health.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
'Beating the odds': Early life experiences influencing the association between genetic prediction and language development in mid-childhood Doctor Anneke Grobler Paediatrics
A new muscle endurance test for the arms Doctor Kate Carroll Paediatrics
A survey and audit of postnatal corticosteroid use to reduce the risk of chronic lung disease in extremely preterm infants Dr Brett Manley Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Anatomical and physiological characterisation of the Fgf10-deficient mice during embryonic development Associate Professor Warwick Teague Paediatrics
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Doctor Gerald Murray Paediatrics
Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
Australian children and adults exposure to trace elements, and their association with cognition and development Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Can dietary phytophenols improve pregnancy outcomes? Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cerebral Palsy Research Group Leader Professor Dinah Reddihough
Paediatrics
Changing the Trajectories of Australia's Most Vulnerable Children- The Early Years Education Program Randomised Controlled Trial Professor Jeff Borland Paediatrics
Characterisation of rotavirus strains emerging in the vaccine era Professor Julie Bines Paediatrics
Characterising the genetic profile of gubernacular cells derived from androgen receptor knockout mice (ARKO) during testicular descent Doctor Gulcan Sarila Paediatrics
Characterising the immune response to RSV in preterm and term infants Associate Professor Paul Licciardi Paediatrics
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Professor Judy Savige Medicine and Radiology
Common infections in children and the risk of cardiovascular disease - a role for innate immune memory? Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Community Child Health Group Group Lead Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Paediatrics
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion Professor Vicki Anderson Paediatrics
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Detection and prevention of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in endemic, resource-limited settings Project Leader Professor Steve Graham Paediatrics
Developing a new treatment for stomach cancer Professor Phil Sutton Paediatrics
Developing a vaccine to protect children with cystic fibrosis from pathogenic infection Professor Phil Sutton Paediatrics
Developing novel diagnosis methods for tree nut allergies Doctor Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Dr Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Development and validation of qPCR RNA testing for E. coli, K. pneumoniae and S. epidermidis Doctor Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
Development of novel vaccines against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Diabetic Retinopathy and Health Informatics Collaboratory Group Leader Dr Laima Brazionis
Medicine and Radiology
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Doctor Ruili Li Paediatrics
Epigenetic programming of inflammatory memory in endothelial cells - a role in atherosclerosis Doctor Boris Novakovic Paediatrics
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons Doctor Lincon Stamp Paediatrics
How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
How is hair cortisol related to mother's mental health and wellbeing over time? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
HPV immunity as markers of protection against infection Doctor Zheng Quan Toh Paediatrics
Human resource capacity building for child health in Laos PDR Project Leader Dr Amy Gray Paediatrics
Human testis organoids - a novel stem cell model for reproductive disorders Dr Katie Ayers Paediatrics
Identification of blood markers of delayed concussion in children Associate Professor Vera Ignjatovic Paediatrics
Identification of new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identifying globally conserved malaria virulence determinants as vaccine candidates Dr Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Immune system dysfunction and epigenetic deficits underpinning the development of food allergy in children Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Immunological responses following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Associate Professor Paul Licciardi Paediatrics
Impact of Extreme Prematurity or Extreme Low Birthweight on Young Adult Health and Well-being A/Prof Jeanie Cheong Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Infant and Family Wellbeing after Cardiac Surgery: Life as a Pre-schooler PhD student Tamera Clancy Paediatrics
Infectious Diseases Group Research Group Leader Professor Nigel Curtis
Inflammation in pregnancy and the induction of innate immune memory (as underlying mechanism of cardiovascular risk in adulthood) Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Innate immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes Group Leader Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
Intestinal Failure and Clinical Nutrition Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Investigating novel chromatin proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum as drug targets. Dr Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel mouse models Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel stem cell models Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Research Group Leader Professor Melissa Little
Paediatrics
Kids In Communities Study (KiCS) Project Lead Dr Karen Villanueva Paediatrics
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Dr Jennifer Marino Paediatrics
M-ficolin in the Immune Response to Plasmodium falciparum malaria Dr Louise Randall Medicine and Radiology
Maximising the utility of clinical samples collected in pregnancy for population-based microbiome analysis at scale Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Measuring pain in children with cerebral palsy who are unable to self-report Doctor Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Measuring pain in children with developmental disabilities Dr Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Menstrual concerns in young women: the father's perspective (DADs Study) Senior Lecturer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Metabolic profiles of mental health trajectories in childhood and early adulthood Doctor Sharon Lewis Paediatrics
Milk 4 D study: Validaiton of a novel low cost point-of-need diagnostic for the Assessment of Vitamin D Deficiency in infants Doctor Anushi Rajapaksa Paediatrics
MIND the Vax Gap: Measuring Immunisation in NeuroDiverse populations and developing an intervention to improve uptake Associate Professor Margie Danchin Paediatrics
Mitochondrial disease caused by ATAD3 rearrangments: Unravelling the complexity Doctor Ann Frazier Paediatrics
Modelling human cartilage and bone disorders using pluripotent stem cells Associate Professor Shireen Lamande Paediatrics
Modulation of toxic alpha synuclein in vivo Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
NAXD deficiency: unravelling the pathological consequences, and evaluation of therapeutic opportunities Doctor Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics
New vaccines group Professor Kim Mulholland
Paediatrics
Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands Project Lead Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Novel molecular and clinical aspects of FMR1 in fragile X syndrome with implications for patient management Associate Professor David Godler Paediatrics
Otitis Media (Ear Infection) in Indigenous Australians Prof Stephen O'Leary Surgery
Paediatric Fertility Decision Aid Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric social work research group Associate Professor Brigid Jordan
Paediatrics
Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Peripheral UBE3A expression as a predictor of the clinical phenotype in Angelman Syndrome Doctor Emma Baker Paediatrics
Pluripotent stem cell models of mitochondrial disease Doctor Ann Frazier Paediatrics
Pneumococcal Research Project Lead Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung's disease Doctor Lincon Stamp Paediatrics
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Psychosocial determinants of health in infants & preschool children with Cystic Fibrosis diagnosed via newborn screening Associate Professor Brigid Jordan Paediatrics
R E Ross Trust Regional Child Health Fellowship Program Project Leader Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Rogerson Laboratory: Pathogenesis of malaria and immunity in children and pregnant women Group Leader Professor Stephen Rogerson
Medicine and Radiology
Rotavirus Group and Enteric Virus Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Savige Laboratory Group Leader Professor Judy Savige
Medicine and Radiology
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children Dr Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
Streptococcal transmission and disease Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Stress Reactivity in Pre-schoolers with Congenital Heart Disease Associate Professor Brigid Jordan Paediatrics
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Dr Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Synergistic and antagonistic interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Tablet-based documentation during neonatal resuscitation Dr Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Baby Directed Umbilical Cord Cutting Physiology Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial (Baby-DUCC) Dr Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS) Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Medicine and Radiology
The development of feeding in infants with oesophageal atresia between birth and nine months of age PhD student Libby Ferguson Paediatrics
The relationship between diet and mental health in children and young adults Doctor Sharon Lewis Paediatrics
The same but different: Transcriptional responses to inflammatory stimuli in phenotypically discordant monozygotic twins Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Trans Medical Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine and Radiology
Tuberous sclerosis and epilepsy: using resected tissue to understand disease pathogenesis Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Understanding family preferences for accessing mental healthcare for children with chronic physical health problems Doctor Jemimah Ride Paediatrics
Understanding hospital, GP, and family factors associated with paediatric asthma re-admissions Doctor Katherine Chen Paediatrics
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Understanding the molecular basis of CANVAS, a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded repeat Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of autism using human NF1 stem cell derived neuronal networks Doctor Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics
Understanding the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Understanding what triggers birth? New opportunities for prevention of early delivery Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Using cerebral organoids for the study of tuberous sclerosis complex Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Validating a generic mood question in a large cohort of Australian women Prof Lynn Kemp
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
Validation of automated blood pressure devices in children Doctor Jonathan Mynard Paediatrics
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Vive La Resistance: Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance in Children AProf Penelope Bryant Paediatrics
What are the functional consequences of CDKL5 dysregulation in patient derived neuronal cells? Doctor Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics
What does it cost to do research with women experiencing adversity? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
What is the microbiological effect of a single dose of azithromycin given in labour? Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
What role does Bax play during gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells? Doctor Ruili Li Paediatrics
What role does the built environment play in the development of allergic diseases? Doctor Rachel Peters Paediatrics
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