Child Health

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
PEARL: Promoting EArly intervention with men’s use of violence in ReLationships through primary care Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
A computer-aided decision system for gait analysis Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
A mouse model of duodenal atresia Associate Professor Warrick Teague Paediatrics
A program of research into dyskinesia in children with cerberal palsy Dr Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Accelerated Gene Identification Program (Gene Discovery) Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Access to Paid Parental Leave and the Health of Young Mothers Professor Anne Kavanagh
Centre for Health Equity
Adverse maternal environment in females born small and transgenerational consequences Professor Mary Wlodek Physiology
Affective Development and Psychopathology Team Dr Julian G. Simmons
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Alliance to End Violence toward Women and Children Cathy Humphreys
Social Work
Analysing genetic roles of RNA-binding proteins and alternative splicing in Drosophila stem cells Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Antibody to PfEMP1: role in immunity to malaria in children and pregnant women Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
Asymptomatic thrombosis following the use of central venous lines in children Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study Professor Craig Olsson
Paediatrics
Australians’ expectations of personal genomics: the GeNIOz project Paediatrics
Autism Research Team Professor Katrina Williams
Paediatrics
Being born small programs growth restriction, deficits and disease in the next generation Professor Mary Wlodek Physiology
Bilateral and Binaural Hearing Karyn Galvin
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Biomarker Discovery Group:Diagnostic biomarkers of pregnancy complications Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Building Early Attachment and Resiliance (BEAR) - an early intervention for parents and infants Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Building Evidence with Support to Transform (BEST) Practice Program Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Calbindins - what do they do? Professor Mike Hubbard Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Cellular trafficking and male fertility Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Centre for Applied Research in Effective Services (CARES) Aron Shlonsky
Social Work
Centre for International Child Health Professor Trevor Duke
Paediatrics
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Centre of Research Excellence – Newborn Medicine Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Cerebral Palsy Research Professor Dinah Reddihough
Paediatrics
Chalky teeth - can they be prevented? Professor Mike Hubbard Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Child and Adolescent Mental Health A/Professor Alessandra (Sandra) Radovini
Psychiatry
Child Health
Child Health & Well-being
Child Health in Medicine
Children Alicia Spittle
Physiotherapy
Children and Young People’s Health Associate Professor Lena Sanci
General Practice
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Cochlear implants in adults and children Richard Dowell
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Development Laboratory Associate Professor Robert Reeve
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Collaboration for Improving Children’s Lives in the 21st Century: Rights focused, evidence based, impact driven Associate Professer Louise Harms Social Work
Community Child Health Group Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Paediatrics
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
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Surgery Research
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Detection and prevention of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in endemic, resource-limited settings Professor Steve Graham Paediatrics
Development of a human neonatal rotavirus vaccine for the revention of rotavirus disease from birth Professor Julie Bines Paediatrics
Development of autonomic and nociceptive circuits Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
Developmental Stuttering Elaina Kefalianos Audiology and Speech Pathology
Diabetic Retinopathy and Health Informatics Collaboratory Dr Laima Brazionis
Medicine and Radiology
Diagnosis and management of Auditory Processing Disorder Dani Tomlin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Discovering differences and similarities between phenotype and biology of twins with autism and children with known genetic problems with a high risk of autism Dr Felicity Klopper Paediatrics
Discovery of circulating RNA biomarkers in autism Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Does weekly iron supplementation increase iron uptake in pregnant Vietnamese women, and improve maternal and infant health? Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs Medicine and Radiology
Domestic and family violence and parenting: mixed method insights into impact and support needs Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
E-tool for online interactive assessment of young people’s wellbeing Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Early detection and intervention for infants at high risk of motor impairments Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Early life exercise reprograms pancreatic and heart deficits in offspring born small Professor Mary Wlodek Physiology
EMT regulators in intestinal and germline stem cells Associate Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Enamel cell biology – how is bulk calcium handled safely? Professor Mike Hubbard Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Epilepsy in twins: the importance of genetic factors Professor Sam Berkovic Medicine and Radiology
Epileptic Encephalopathies: Finding the cause Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
ERp29 – what does it do? Professor Mike Hubbard Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Exploring the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy Dr Kylie Crompton Paediatrics
Family Links: Kinship care and family contact Ms Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Family Violence Index Victoria Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Fathering Challenges: Responsible, Responsive and Reparative Fathering Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
Fetal Welfare Assessment Prof Shaun Brennecke  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fetal Welfare Assessment Prof Shaun Brennecke  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
First 1000 Days Australia Professor Kerry Arabena
Centre for Health Equity
FluMum: A cohort study to evaluate the benefits of flu vaccination in pregnancy Professor Terry Nolan
Fostering Health: Examining health care systems for children and young people in Out-of-Home Care Dr Susan Webster General Practice
Fragile X syndrome Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Gastrointestinal disequilibrium in indigenous children residing in remote communities: correlation between prevalence of gut pathogens and a chronic inflammatory state Dr. Beverly-Ann Biggs
Dr. Siddhartha Mahanty
Medicine and Radiology
Gender differences in autism Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Gene Discovery in Families with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder Dr Cherie Green Medicine and Radiology
Genetics Education and Health Research Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Genetics of speech and language Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Gestational Diabetes Follow-Up Research Group: Understanding the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus and subsequent development of Type 2 diabetes Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Guangzhou Twin Eye Study Professor Mingguang He Surgery
Gynaecology Research Centre Professor Peter Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Health outcomes in children conceived using Assisted Reproduction Technologies Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Health-related risk behaviour in adolescence Professor Rachel Skinner
Dr Jennifer Marino
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics Associate Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory/Orthopaedic Department Professor Kerr Graham
Professor Kerr Graham
Paediatrics
Human resource capacity building for child health in Laos PDR Dr Amy Gray Paediatrics
I-DECIDE: Trial of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
iCATS - Imaging brain development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study Julian Simmons Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Imagining Brain Development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transtions Study Dr. Julian Simmons
Assoc. Prof. Sarah Whittle
Psychiatry
Immunogenicity, persistence and safety study of meningococcal conjugate vaccine ACWY in toddlers Professor Terry Nolan
Impact of childhood growth patterns & latent cardiovascular risk factors on the microcirculation in adult life Optometry and Vision Sciences
Improving clexane therapy for patients and families: Education and engagement Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Improving contact between children in out-of-home care and their birth parents Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
Improving delivery of RNA therapeutics Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Improving understanding of MRI patterns, structure-function relationships and causal pathways in cerebral palsy Dr Sue Reid Paediatrics
Incidence, prevalence and risk factors for autism. What can we learn from databases and existing administrative data? Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Incorporating budget impact within cost-effectiveness analysis Dr Natalie Carvalho Centre for Health Policy
Independent Agency Network (IAN): Model of efficiency Professor Aron Shlonsky Social Work
Indigenous Ear Health Professor Stephen O'Leary
Surgery
Indigenous Health Equity Professor Kerry Arabena
Centre for Health Equity
Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Fiona Newall
Nursing
Infectious Diseases Group Professor Nigel Curtis
Innate immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
International and Immigrant Health Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs
Medicine and Radiology
Interplay of sex differentiation and metabolism Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Intestinal Failure and Clinical Nutrition Group Professor Julie Bines
Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Investigating and interpreting the use, costs, accessibility and organisation of healthcare services among children with cerebral palsy Ms Elaine Meehan Paediatrics
Investigating current and future education and training needs of the Australian workforce in genomic medicine Paediatrics
Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence Social Work
Is muscle surgery or bone surgery better for young children with cerebral palsy who have hip displacement? The Cerebral Palsy Hip Interventions Project (CP-HIP) Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
Is there a role for adipose (fat) tissue in malaria? Dr Elizabeth Aitken Medicine and Radiology
It takes a village: The support needs of non-familial kinship carers Ms Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Professor Melissa Little
Professor Melissa Little
Paediatrics
Kids In Communities Study (KiCS) Dr Karen Villanueva Paediatrics
Kinship Care Practice Framework Project Marie Connolly
Labour & Delivery Dr Penny Sheehan  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Labour & Delivery Dr Penny Sheehan  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mangum laboratory: Proteomics and calcium biology Dr Jon Mangum
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Congenital Deafness Flagship Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Mercy Hospital Perinatal Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Molecular and cellular analysis of mammalian ovary development and disease Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Motor trajectories of children born <30 weeks’ gestation from birth to 5 years: early predictors and functional outcome Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Professor David Amor
Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Neural basis of childhood speech and language disorders Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Professor John Christodoulou
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
Neuroscience of Speech Adam Vogel
Audiology and Speech Pathology
New genes for inherited renal disease Dr. Dongmao Wang
Prof Judy Savige
Medicine and Radiology
New therapies for inherited renal disease – chaperones, stem cells and other agents Dongmao Wang
Judy Savige
Medicine and Radiology
Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Development and Implementation of a State-wide Newborn Observation and Response Charts (Newborn project) Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Northeast India Knowledge Network Associate Professor Michelle Kermode Nossal Institute for Global Health
Novel investigations and treatments for intractable, chronic constipation Dr Bridget Southwell Paediatrics
Novel regulators of germline stem cells Associate Professor Gary HIme Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel treatments for colorectal disorders Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Group Professor Mingguang He
Surgery
Optimal Pain Assessment in Joint Replacement Patients​ Dale Baum Surgery
Optimising Early Respiratory Support for Preterm Infants: The HIPSTER Trial Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Oral Health Promotion Professor Ivan Darby
Oral Radiology Professor John Clement
Professor Michael Mccullough
Melbourne Dental School
Out of Home Care (OOHC) Transition Outcomes Professor Aron Shlonsky Social Work
Out of Home Care Quality Assurance Framework Professor Aron Shlonsky Social Work
Outcomes of Hip Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy – An International, Multi-Centre Prospective, Comparative Cohort Study Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
Oxygen Implementation Project, Papua New Guinea and Nigeria Paediatrics
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric specialist clinics: Parental perceptions, primary care referral patterns and determinants of periodicity of care Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
Partnership for Innovation in Out-of-home Care Marie Connolly
Social Work
PARTY (Prevention Access Risk Taking in Young People) Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Placental Stem Cells Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Placental Stem Cells Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pneumococcal Research Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Post-translational control of cell fate decisions Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Postnatal germ cells are controlled by FSH during ‘minipuberty’ at 3-6 months of age, and deranged by cryptorchidism to cause seminoma and infertility Dr Ruili Li Paediatrics
Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia Prof Shaun Brennecke Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia Prof Shaun Brennecke Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prenatal testing: a longitudinal study - the PeTALS project Dr Jan Hodgson Paediatrics
Preterm Labour Dr Harry Georgiou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Preterm Labour Dr Harry Georgiou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Primary Care Specific Information and Support Line: improving the response to women and children Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
R E Ross Trust Regional Child Health Fellowship Program Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Researching Abuse and Violence: RAVE Professor Kelsey Hegarty
General Practice
Rett Syndrome and related genes Dr Nicole van Bergen Paediatrics
Rogerson Laboratory: Pathogenesis of malaria and immunity in children and pregnant women Professor Stephen Rogerson
Medicine and Radiology
Rotavirus Group and Enteric Virus Group Professor Julie Bines
Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies - Promoting safety and early parenting in high-risk relationships Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Safety and immunogenicity of dTpa vaccine administered in pregnancy Professor Terry Nolan
Savige Laboratory Professor Judy Savige
Medicine and Radiology
The SENSE Study (Sleep and Education: learning New Skills Early) The SENSE Team Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Services Connect Professor Aron Shlonsky Social Work
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Adolescence Professor Meredith Temple-Smith General Practice
Single Event Multilevel Surgery in Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Multi-centre, Long-term, Follow-up Study Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
Streamlining antenatal – four pilot demonstration Professor Aron Shlonsky Social Work
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Prof Michael Parker Medicine and Radiology
Summer Internship Associate Professor Adam Vogel Audiology and Speech Pathology
Surgery for Treating Otitis Media in Australian Indigenous Children Professor Stephen O'Leary
Surgery
Surgical Research Group Professor John M Hutson AO
Paediatrics
Teen Mental Health First Aid training: A pilot cluster randomized controlled trial Professor Anthony Jorm Centre for Mental Health
The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP) Professor Dinah Reddihough Paediatrics
The Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS) Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Medicine and Radiology
The effect of cochlear implants on cognitive decline in ageing Australians Dr Julia Sarant Audiology and Speech Pathology
The feasibility of smart-phones in the early detection of cerebral palsy Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL): Validation of a new measure of gait function for children with cerebral palsy Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
The long-term effects of conductive hearing loss Ms Kelley Graydon Audiology and Speech Pathology
The MUM SIZE Study Professor David Story
Medicine and Radiology
The Parental ED Study: Presentation with children with non-urgent/low-severity conditions at Hospital Emergency Departments: Parental Decision Making Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
The PATRICIA Project: PAthways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
The role of non-coding RNA in embryonic development Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
The Secret Shopper Study: Addressing the Crisis in Availability of Paediatric Health Services: Increasing the Efficiency and Availability of General and Specialty Paediatric Care Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register (VCPR) Dr Sue Reid Paediatrics
Towards improved communication for medication safety: addressing the complexities managing medications in hospitalised children Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Translational Obstetrics Group Professor Stephen Tong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Twin pairs, brother, sisters and sibships: methods for the statistical analysis of family data Associate Professor Julie Simpson Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UDP - Victoria Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Understanding the effect of lower limb torsional deformities in typically developing children and adolescents Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
Understanding the molecular consequences of mutations Dr David Ascher Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the outcomes, including their language, participation and quality of life, of children with autism Prof Katrina Williams Paediatrics
Understanding the pathogensis of liver disease in patients with intestinal failure Professor Julie Bines Paediatrics
Undescended testis and inguinal hernia result from defects in the same mechanism Professor John M Hutson AO Paediatrics
Undestanding trajectories and biological underpinnings of children with autism who lose skills Ms Amanda Brignell Paediatrics
Using systematic reviews to understand prognosis, diagnosis and effective interventions for children with neurodevelopmental difference and disability Dr Kristine Egberts Paediatrics
Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group Jeanie Cheong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Web-based preventive care intervention for preterm infants and their families – e-prem trial Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
When should health professionals override parents' decisions about a child's medical treatment? Centre for Health Equity
Wilhelm laboratory: Sex determination and disorders of sex development Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wlodek laboratory: Fetal, postnatal & adult physiology & disease laboratory Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
Young and ‘care-full': The support needs of young kinship carers Ms Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work