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.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
: Unravelling the role of breast milk ether lipids in modulating immune function in early life Peter Meikle Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health PhD students, Honours students
A clinical trial-in-a-dish using iPSC-derived cartilage and bone organoids Shireen Lamande Paediatrics PhD students
A high throughput drug screen to identify candidate targets for the treatment of Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics PhD students
Adverse health consequences of infant food allergy: a population-based longitudinal study. Rachel Peters Paediatrics PhD students
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics PhD students
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics PhD students
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to treat childhood syndromes Andrew Deans Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury Sarah Knight Paediatrics PhD students
BRACE trial PhD opportunities Nigel Curtis Paediatrics PhD students
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Judy Savige Medicine PhD students
Cluster RCT of a multi-component intervention package to improve maternal and childhood vaccination in Victoria Margie Danchin Paediatrics PhD students
Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study David Burgner Paediatrics PhD students
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion Vicki Anderson Paediatrics PhD students
Controlling nephron patterning and segmentation in kidney organoids Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Developing computational approaches to analyse development and disease Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Developing epigenetic biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD students
Development of malaria transmission blocking drugs. Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Development of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Development of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening Paul Lockhart PhD students
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Development of novel vaccines against malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders linked to epigenetic regulatory genes Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis Amanda Gwee Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents Christine Rodda Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study Christine Rodda Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Gene regulation in the developing retina and the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma David Eisenstat Paediatrics PhD students
Genetics of childhood hearing loss Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
High Dimensional Immune and Epigenetic Profiling of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Richard Saffery Paediatrics PhD students
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Identifying the genetic causes of brain malformation in children Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Immune mechanisms of peanut allergy remission Mimi Tang Paediatrics PhD students
Immunoregulatory effects of Vitamin D supplementation on the development of allergy in the first year of life Richard Saffery Paediatrics PhD students
Implementation considerations for a national program for expanded reproductive carrier screening Alison Archibald Paediatrics PhD students
Improving lifetime outcomes for babies in special care nurseries Melissa Wake Paediatrics PhD students
Inequities in children’s mental health: evidence to inform precision policy responses Sharon Goldfeld Paediatrics PhD students
Infertility in women and embryo implantation failure: identifying mechanistic insights using new genetic human technologies Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD students
Investigating the molecular basis of parkinson's disease using novel genetic models Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours David Eisenstat Paediatrics PhD students
Long-term impact of moderate and late preterm birth: effects on neurodevelopment, brain development and respiratory health at school age Jeanie Cheong Paediatrics PhD students
Longitudinal and secular trends in outcomes for adolescents with hearing impairment in Victoria Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students
Making B-lymphocytes form pluripotent stem cells Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Malaria: Going bananas for sex Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics PhD students
Measuring developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Anita d'Aprano Paediatrics PhD students
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez Paediatrics PhD students
Microbial changes following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD students
Modelling T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research, Post Doctor Researchers
Molecular remodelling of endothelial cells in response to specific lymphocytes and other signals Richard Saffery Paediatrics PhD students
Nephrotoxicity screening using stem cell-derived proximal tubules Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech Angela Morgan Paediatrics PhD students
Optimising use of everyday technology for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury Sarah Knight Paediatrics PhD students
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study Christine Rodda Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics PhD students
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure Salvatore Pepe Paediatrics PhD students
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds Melissa Wake Paediatrics PhD students
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 Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD students
Prevention of nut allergies in high risk infants Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD students
Rare Diseases Now - Great care for rare Tiong Tan Paediatrics PhD students
Regulating the vascularisation of the human glomerulus in vitro. Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Resolving inflammation in childhood respiratory disease Melanie Neeland Paediatrics PhD students
Respiratory strategies to protect the preterm lung at birth Prue Pereira-Fantini Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function Melissa Wake Paediatrics PhD students
Targeting novel mediators of chronic pain to improve analgesia for Epidermolysis Bullosa Ken Pang Paediatrics PhD students
The long term outcomes of children of pregnancies complicated by diabetes Anthea Lindquist Obstetrics and Gynaecology Master of Biomedical Science
The Renovators Dream: Malaria host cell remodelling Matthew Dixon Infectious Diseases PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery David Amor Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding pneumococcal pathogenesis Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding the neurobiology of autism in NF1 using patient derived stem cell models Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics PhD students
Unravelling the Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease Melanie Neeland Paediatrics PhD students
Use of a respiratory function monitor to improve training efficiency in neonatal face mask ventilation Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Using parasite and vector serosurveillance to inform malaria elimination Freya Fowkes Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Dave Coghill Paediatrics Masters by Research
Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of allergy in the first year of life Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD students