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
: Unravelling the role of breast milk ether lipids in modulating immune function in early life Professor Peter Meikle Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
A clinical trial-in-a-dish using iPSC-derived cartilage and bone organoids A/Prof Shireen Lamande Paediatrics
A high throughput drug screen to identify candidate targets for the treatment of Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics
Adverse health consequences of infant food allergy: a population-based longitudinal study. Dr Rachel Peters Paediatrics
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu 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
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury Dr Sarah Knight Paediatrics
Beverley Ann-Biggs Professor Beverley Ann-Biggs
Infectious Diseases
Biomarker Discovery Group Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
BRACE trial PhD opportunities Prof Nigel Curtis 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
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Professor Judy Savige Medicine
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
Paediatrics
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine
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
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 epigenetic biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Prof Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Dr Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Development of malaria transmission blocking drugs. Dr Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases
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 human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine
Development of novel vaccines against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine
Diabetic Retinopathy Research Group Group Leader Dr Laima Brazionis
Medicine
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine
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
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents A/prof Christine Rodda Medicine
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine
Elizabeth Vincan Professor Elizabeth Vincan
Infectious Diseases
Epidemiology and Public Health Research Group Leader Professor Jodie McVernon
Infectious Diseases
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
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gene regulation in the developing retina and the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma Prof David Eisenstat Paediatrics
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Genetics of childhood hearing loss Dr Valerie Sung 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
High Dimensional Immune and Epigenetic Profiling of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Prof Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Human resource capacity building for child health in Laos PDR Project Leader Dr Amy Gray Paediatrics
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Prof James Beeson Medicine
Identifying the genetic causes of brain malformation in children A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Immune mechanisms of peanut allergy remission Prof Mimi Tang Paediatrics
Immunoregulatory effects of Vitamin D supplementation on the development of allergy in the first year of life Prof Richard Saffery 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
Infertility in women and embryo implantation failure: identifying mechanistic insights using new genetic human technologies Prof Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
International and Immigrant Health Group Leader Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs
Medicine
Interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses A/Prof Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Intestinal Failure and Clinical Nutrition Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Investigating metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in association with the short cervix and fetal fibronectin for the prediction of preterm labour in symptomatic women. Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Investigating the molecular basis of parkinson's disease using novel genetic models A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Jodie McVernon Professor Jodie McVernon
Infectious Diseases
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Research Group Leader Professor Melissa Little
Paediatrics
Kids In Communities Study (KiCS) Project Lead Dr Karen Villanueva Paediatrics
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours Prof David Eisenstat 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
Malaria: Going bananas for sex Dr Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Director Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Measuring developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Dr Anita d'Aprano Paediatrics
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart Dr Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez Paediatrics
Microbial changes following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination A/Prof Catherine Satzke 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
Molecular Oncology Research Group Leader Professor Elizabeth Vincan
Infectious Diseases
Molecular remodelling of endothelial cells in response to specific lymphocytes and other signals Prof Richard Saffery Paediatrics
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
Paediatrics
Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands Project Lead Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Newborn Research Centre Head of Research Group Professor Peter Davis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group Research Group Leader Associate Professor Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Senior Lecturer Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric Fertility Decision Aid Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric social work research group Associate Professor Brigid Jordan
Paediatrics
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities A/Professor Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Pathogenesis and Immunity in Malaria Research Group Leader Professor Stephen Rogerson
Infectious Diseases
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure A/Prof Salvatore Pepe Paediatrics
Pneumococcal Research Project Lead Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
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
Prevention of nut allergies in high risk infants A/Prof Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Prognostic biomarkers of preterm labour. Development of a predictive test kit for preterm labour. Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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 Prof Tiong Tan Paediatrics
Regulating the vascularisation of the human glomerulus in vitro. Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Resolving inflammation in childhood respiratory disease Dr Melanie Neeland 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
Rotavirus Group and Enteric Virus Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Savige Laboratory Group Leader Professor Judy Savige
Medicine
Sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis Research Group Leader Dr Simon Graham
Infectious Diseases
Simon Graham Dr Simon Graham
Infectious Diseases
Stephen Rogerson Professor Stephen Rogerson
Infectious Diseases
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
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
Targeting novel mediators of chronic pain to improve analgesia for Epidermolysis Bullosa A/Prof Ken Pang Paediatrics
The Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS) Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Medicine
The development of feeding in infants with oesophageal atresia between birth and nine months of age PhD student Libby Ferguson Paediatrics
The long term outcomes of children of pregnancies complicated by diabetes Dr Anthea Lindquist Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Renovators Dream: Malaria host cell remodelling Dr Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Trans Health Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine
Tuning in to Kids emotion-focused interventions Professor, Principal Researcher, Program Author Sophie Havighurst
Psychiatry
Understanding and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
Understanding pneumococcal pathogenesis A/Prof Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Understanding the neurobiology of autism in NF1 using patient derived stem cell models Dr 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
Unravelling the Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease Dr Melanie Neeland Paediatrics
Use of a respiratory function monitor to improve training efficiency in neonatal face mask ventilation Dr MD PhD Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Using biomarkers and ultrasound in late pregnancy to minimise preventable stillbirth: the BUMPS study Head of Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Using parasite and vector serosurveillance to inform malaria elimination Professor Freya Fowkes Medicine
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Professor Dave Coghill Paediatrics
Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of allergy in the first year of life A/Prof Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
‘Find and Follow’: scoping the data capture, reporting and follow-up of (i) pregnancies complicated by congenital abnormalities, (ii) health and development among ‘high risk’ newborns Head of Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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