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
Adolescent2Emerging Adult Development Study A/Prof Sarah Whittle
Dr Julian Simmons
Psychiatry
Adult Pneumonia In Mongolia In The Era Of A Childhood Pneumococcal Vaccine Programme Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Advancing vaccine development for infectious diseases: bioinformatics, antibody engineering, immunoassay development and human cohort studies Dr Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology
An alternative method to temporarily secure umbilical catheter(s) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital, in routine care of newborns requiring central vascular access Dr, MD, PhD Marta Thio
Professor Peter G Davis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Applying New Genomic Technologies To Understand The Genetic Basis Of Autism Spectrum Disorder Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
BiliNappy: Novel low cost point-of-care diagnostic for Jaundice embedded in a newborn nappy Dr Anushi Rajapaksa
Dr Ronda Greaves
Paediatrics
Burden of disease associated with genetic aetiology at a paediatric hospital Professor Jane Halliday
Professor Agnes Bankier
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 the parkin protein and how it causes parkinson disease Dr Alison Compton
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics
Characterisation of the specificity and activity of bio-engineered antibodies in children A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
A/Professor Christoph Hagemeyer
Paediatrics
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor 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
Deepening Our Understanding Of Severe Irritability In Children Professor David Coghill Paediatrics
Detection and prevention of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in endemic, resource-limited settings Project Leader Professor Steve Graham Paediatrics
Developing and commercialising new diagnostic tests for tropical infectious diseases Dr Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology
Developing field-based tools and health systems for malaria elimination Dr Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology
Developing New Therapies For Childhood Heart Disease Using Stem Cell Technology Professor David Elliott Paediatrics
Developing Objective Measures To Improve Outcomes In ADHD Professor David Coghill Paediatrics
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools Dr Philippe Boeuf 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
Early Life Molecular Pathways Underpinning Later Health And Disease Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Early Life Molecular Pathways Underpinning Later Health And Disease Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Effect of ACTN3 on corticosteroid response in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Dr Jane Seto
Professor Kathryn North
Paediatrics
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study Associate Professor Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Engineering artificial bone marrow Professor Andrew Elefanty
Ms Elizabeth Ng
Paediatrics
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Dr Ken Pang
Dr Michelle Tollit
Psychiatry
Examining A New Drug Target For Preventing Stomach Cancer Professor Philip Sutton Paediatrics
Examining A New Drug Target For Preventing Stomach Cancer Professor Philip Sutton Paediatrics
Examining novel markers of pneumococcal vaccine immunity A/Prof Paul Licciardi Paediatrics
Examining the effect of alpha-actinin-3 deficiency in skeletal muscle injury Professor Kathryn North
Dr Peter Houweling
Paediatrics
Examining the evolutionary role of alpha-actinin-3 in adaptive thermogenesis Professor Kathryn North
Dr Peter Houweling
Paediatrics
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Functional studies of sodium channel mutations contributing to severe childhood epilepsy Dr Geza Berecki Medicine and Radiology
Gene Discovery in Families with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Dr Cherie Green Medicine and Radiology
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Haemostatic abnormalities in children with venous thromboembolism and stroke A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Professor Paul Monagle
Paediatrics
Haemostatic system in Fontan patients with liver dysfunction A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Chantal Attard
Paediatrics
Handling Missing Data In Complex Longitudinal Studies Dr Margarita Moreno Betancur Paediatrics
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants Prof. James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Maternal metabolic disturbances, inflammation, and poor nutrition and their impact on pregnancy outcomes Dr Philippe Boeuf Medicine and Radiology
How Do Monocytes Remember? Characterisation Of The Early Life Exposures That Induce Innate Immune Memory Mr Boris Novakovic Paediatrics
How do mutations in dynein motor components cause birth defects? A/Prof Jorg Heierhorst Medicine and Radiology
How is hair cortisol related to mother's mental health and wellbeing over time? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
How to increase numbers of neural precursor cells in vitro for cell therapy for the birth defect Hirschsprung disease. Dr Donald Newgreen
Mr Lincon Stamp
Paediatrics
How to transfer neural precursor cells to the aneural colon for cell therapy for the birth defect Hirschsprung disease. Dr Donald Newgreen
Mr Lincon Stamp
Paediatrics
Human resource capacity building for child health in Laos PDR Project Leader Dr Amy Gray Paediatrics
Human Stem Cell Models of Mitochondrial Disease Professor David Thorburn Paediatrics
Human Stem Cell Models of Mitochondrial Disease Dr Ann Frazier
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics
Human Testis Organoids From Stem Cells - A Novel Model For Reproductive Disorders Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identification Of New Genes That Cause Disorders/Differences Of Sex Development Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identification of novel vaccine targets that induce protective immunity against malaria Gaoqian Feng Medicine and Radiology
Identifying The Genetic Causes Of Brain Malformation In Children Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Impact of Extreme Prematurity or Extreme Low Birthweight on Young Adult Health and Well-being A/Prof Jeanie Cheong Obstetrics and Gynaecology
In vitro models of type 1 diabetes Professor Edouard Stanley
Professor Andrew Elefanty
Paediatrics
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
Infusion Safety in Newborn Babies A/Prof Christiane Theda
Dr Omar Kamlin
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 the effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production Dr Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology
Investigation of the age-specific changes in Blood Microparticles A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Mara Galli
Paediatrics
Investigation of the in vitro effect of the antiplatelet drug Tirofiban in children A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Mara Galli
Paediatrics
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Research Group Leader Professor Melissa Little
Paediatrics
Kids In Communities Study (KiCS) Project Lead Dr Karen Villanueva Paediatrics
Malaria drug resistance in the Asia Pacific region Associate Professor Freya Fowkes Medicine and Radiology
Measuring low value care across inpatient, outpatient and emergency department settings Professor Harriet Hiscock
Ms Rachel Neely
Paediatrics
Measuring low value care in the emergency department; a multi-site study Professor Harriet Hiscock
Ms Rachel Neely
Paediatrics
Mechanisms of anxiety risk across development and sex A/Prof Sarah Whittle
Psychiatry
Menstrual concerns in young women: the father's perspective (DADs Study) Senior Lecturer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MenstrualNeeds Study: Exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain Dr Michelle Peate
Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Modelling childhood leukaemias using human pluripotent stem cells Professor Andrew Elefanty
Ms Elizabeth Ng
Paediatrics
Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
New vaccines group Professor Kim Mulholland
Paediatrics
Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands Project Lead Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study Associate Professor Chritine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Paediatric Fertility Decision Aid Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric social work research group Associate Professor Brigid Jordan
Paediatrics
Placental dysfunction in the causal pathway to cerebral palsy Professor David Amor
Dr Susan Reid
Paediatrics
Pneumococcal Research Project Lead Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Postnatal complications among women in Papua New Guinea Dr Chris Morgan
Dr Alyce Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Predicition of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Preventing gestational diabetes Associate Professor Martha Lappas
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
Restacking The Odds: Understanding The Barriers And Solutions To Antenatal Care Participation Professor Sharon Goldfeld 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
Solving Rare Diseases Via The Australian Genomics Mitochondrial Disease Flagship Dr Alison Compton Paediatrics
Solving Rare Diseases via the Australian Genomics Mitochondrial Disease Flagship A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Sarah Stephenson
Paediatrics
Solving Rare Diseases via the Australian Genomics Mitochondrial Disease Flagship Dr Alison Compton
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Dr Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology
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
Susceptibility to adult disorders in carriers of Mendelian alleles Professor Martin Delatycki
Dr Sarah Stephenson
Paediatrics
Targets of protective immunity in severe malaria Dr Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology
The application of a novel dried blood spot collection device for future diagnostic applications A/Professor Jeffrey Craig
Dr Andrew Gooley
Paediatrics
The Application Of Genomic Testing In Adults With Intellectual Disability Professor David Amor Paediatrics
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 early origins of autism: a focus on epigenetic differences within identical twin pairs A/Professor Jeffrey Craig
Dr Yuk Loke
Paediatrics
The epidemiology of childhood food allergy and other allergic diseases Dr Rachel Peters
Dr Jennifer Koplin
Paediatrics
The feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness meditation program within the preschool setting Professor Harriet Hiscock
Dr Jane Sheehan
Paediatrics
The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health Dr Julian G Simmons
Psychiatry
The immune response to infection in early cystic fibrosis A/Professor Philip Sutton
A/Professor Sarath Ranganathan
Paediatrics
The prognosis/diagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. DR Bill Kalionis
Dr Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The ‘Premmie Health Profile’: Do babies born early or small have distinct patterns of health and metabolic disparities? Dr Susan Clifford
Professor Melissa Wake
Paediatrics
The “Best Age and Size to be Born” Dr Susan Clifford
Professor Melissa Wake
Paediatrics
Umbilical cord pulsation at the time of Delayed cord clamping in preterm infants Dr MD PhD Marta Thio Paediatrics
Understanding brain development in ADHD using longitudinal, multimodal neuroimaging. Dr Timothy Silk
Dr Charles Malpas
Paediatrics
Understanding malaria transmission and immunity to inform malaria elimination Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Understanding Rab39b-Mediated Parkinson's Disease Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Understanding Significance Of Low Level Mosaicism In Rare Paediatric Disease Associated With Intellectual Disability And Autism Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Understanding Significance Of Low Level Mosaicism In Rare Paediatric Disease Associated With Intellectual Disability And Autism Associate Professor David Godler Paediatrics
Understanding The Development Of Cognition And Academic Performance Professor David Coghill Paediatrics
Understanding The Early Development Of Cognition And Psychopathology Professor David Coghill 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
Unravelling The Genetic Cause Of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Unravelling the genetic cause of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Doctor Elena Tucker
Professor Andrew Sinclair
Paediatrics
Uptake of immunisation services in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) Dr Chris Morgan
Dr Alyce Wilson
Paediatrics
Using cerebral organoids for the study of tuberous sclerosis complex A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Paediatrics
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
Videorecording to guide newborn resuscitation: a feasibility study Dr MD PhD Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
What are the education and training needs of health professionals incorporating genomics into healthcare? A mixed methods study Dr Amy Nisselle
Dr Belinda McClaren
Paediatrics
What does it cost to do research with women experiencing adversity? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
What influences mental health treatment choices for children in Australia? A qualitative study of family and clinician factors. Ms Melissa Mulraney
Professor Harriet Hiscock
Paediatrics
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