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 randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Dr Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics
Accuracy of documentation during neonatal resuscitation: comparison of different live-documentation tools. Dr PhD Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Doctor Gerald Murray Paediatrics
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to treat childhood syndromes A/Prof Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
Application of intra-oral 3-Dimensional Scanning to monitor oral health in children Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury Dr Sarah Knight Paediatrics
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
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 oxygenation during neonatal intubation: an observational study Dr Kate Hodgson Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cerebral Palsy Research Group Leader Professor Dinah Reddihough
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
Cluster RCT of a multi-component intervention package to improve maternal and childhood vaccination in Victoria A/Prof Margie Danchin Paediatrics
Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study Prof David Burgner Paediatrics
Community Child Health Group Group Lead Professor Sharon Goldfeld
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
Controlling nephron patterning and segmentation in kidney organoids Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Defining the functional pathology of Hirschsprung Disease Associate Professor Sebastian King Paediatrics
Defining the mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG Prof Nigel Curtis 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 computational approaches to analyse development and disease Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome Prof Melissa Little 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 of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
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
Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders linked to epigenetic regulatory genes A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis Dr Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Doctor Ruili Li 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 A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Associate Professor Ken Pang Paediatrics
Exploring the utility of early postnatal cranial ultrasonography and brain magnetic resonance imaging to predict long-term neurodevelopment in infants born very preterm Dr Rocco Cuzilla Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives Professor Ed Stanley Paediatrics
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Fertility preservation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors Dr Jennifer Marino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Genetics of childhood hearing loss Dr Valerie Sung Paediatrics
Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons Doctor Lincon Stamp 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
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
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 new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Identifying the genetic causes of brain malformation in children A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Immune mechanisms of peanut allergy remission Prof Mimi Tang 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
Implementation considerations for a national program for expanded reproductive carrier screening Dr Alison Archibald Paediatrics
Improving lifetime outcomes for babies in special care nurseries Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
Inequities in children’s mental health: evidence to inform precision policy responses Professor Sharon Goldfeld 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
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
International and Immigrant Health Group Leader Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs
Medicine and Radiology
Intestinal Failure and Clinical Nutrition Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Investigating the molecular basis of parkinson's disease using novel genetic models A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Research Group Leader Professor Melissa Little
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
Long-term impact of moderate and late preterm birth: effects on neurodevelopment, brain development and respiratory health at school age Professor Jeanie Cheong Paediatrics
Longitudinal and secular trends in outcomes for adolescents with hearing impairment in Victoria Dr Valerie Sung Paediatrics
Making B-lymphocytes form pluripotent stem cells Professor Ed Stanley Paediatrics
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Maximising the utility of clinical samples collected in pregnancy for population-based microbiome analysis at scale Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Measuring child and family centred outcomes following spinal surgery for children with neuromuscular scoliosis A/Professor Adrienne Harvey 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
Mental health and participation outcomes for children and youth with cerebral palsy Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart Dr Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez 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 T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells Professor Ed Stanley Paediatrics
Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Nephrotoxicity screening using stem cell-derived proximal tubules Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech Professor Angela Morgan Paediatrics
New vaccines group Professor Kim Mulholland
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
Optimising use of everyday technology for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury Dr Sarah Knight Paediatrics
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
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
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities A/Professor Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Peripheral UBE3A expression as a predictor of the clinical phenotype in Angelman Syndrome Doctor Emma Baker Paediatrics
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure A/Prof Salvatore Pepe 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
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Predictors of infection, clinical severity and immunological legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in extant longitudinal LifeCourse population cohorts of children and their household/family contacts Associate Professor Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
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
Rare Diseases Now - Great care for rare A/Prof Tiong Tan Paediatrics
Regulating the vascularisation of the human glomerulus in vitro. Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Respiratory strategies to protect the preterm lung at birth Dr Prue Pereira-Fantini Paediatrics
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
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
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
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
The cardiometabolic legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in longitudinal adolescents Prof David Burgner 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 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
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Trans Health Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine and Radiology
Understanding and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments Prof Christine Imms 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 dna repeat A/Prof Paul Lockhart 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 Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease Dr Melanie Neeland Paediatrics
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Professor Dave Coghill Paediatrics
Validating a generic mood question in a large cohort of Australian women Prof Lynn Kemp
Dr Anna Price
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
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
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