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
'Beating the odds': Early life experiences influencing the association between genetic prediction and language development in mid-childhood Anneke Grobler Paediatrics Honours
A survey and audit of postnatal corticosteroid use to reduce the risk of chronic lung disease in extremely preterm infants Brett Manley Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Gerald Murray Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to treat childhood syndromes Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Application of intra-oral 3-Dimensional Scanning to monitor oral health in children David Burgner Paediatrics PhD students
Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. John Christodoulou Paediatrics Honours
Australian children and adults exposure to trace elements, and their association with cognition and development Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Characterisation of rotavirus strains emerging in the vaccine era Julie Bines Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Characterising the genetic profile of gubernacular cells derived from androgen receptor knockout mice (ARKO) during testicular descent Gulcan Sarila Paediatrics Honours
Characterising the immune response to RSV in preterm and term infants Paul Licciardi Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Judy Savige Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Common severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study David Burgner Paediatrics PhD
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion Vicki Anderson Paediatrics PhD
Defining the functional pathology of Hirschsprung Disease Sebastian King Paediatrics Honours
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing novel diagnosis methods for tree nut allergies Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics Honours
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD
Development of novel vaccines against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis Amanda Gwee Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Ruili Li Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Ken Pang Paediatrics
Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons Lincon Stamp Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
HPV immunity as markers of protection against infection Zheng Quan Toh Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Human testis organoids - a novel stem cell model for reproductive disorders Katie Ayers Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification of new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Immunological responses following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Paul Licciardi Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Implementation considerations for a national program for expanded reproductive carrier screening Alison Archibald Paediatrics PhD
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Jennifer Marino Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Long-term impact of moderate and late preterm birth: effects on neurodevelopment, brain development and respiratory health at school age Jeanie Cheong Paediatrics PhD
Making B-lymphocytes form pluripotent stem cells Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Maximising the utility of clinical samples collected in pregnancy for population-based microbiome analysis at scale Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Measuring child and family centred outcomes following spinal surgery for children with neuromuscular scoliosis Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics PhD students
Measuring pain in children with cerebral palsy who are unable to self-report Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Measuring pain in children with developmental disabilities Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
Milk 4 D study: Validaiton of a novel low cost point-of-need diagnostic for the Assessment of Vitamin D Deficiency in infants Anushi Rajapaksa Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
MIND the Vax Gap: Measuring Immunisation in NeuroDiverse populations and developing an intervention to improve uptake Margie Danchin Paediatrics PhD
Mitochondrial disease caused by ATAD3 rearrangments: Unravelling the complexity Ann Frazier Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Modelling T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech Angela Morgan Paediatrics PhD students
Novel molecular and clinical aspects of FMR1 in fragile X syndrome with implications for patient management David Godler Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Otitis Media (Ear Infection) in Indigenous Australians Stephen O'Leary Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics PhD students
Peripheral UBE3A expression as a predictor of the clinical phenotype in Angelman Syndrome Emma Baker Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Pluripotent stem cell models of mitochondrial disease Ann Frazier Paediatrics Honours
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung's disease Lincon Stamp Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Respiratory strategies to protect the preterm lung at birth Prue Pereira-Fantini Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Honours students
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children Amanda Gwee Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
The cardiometabolic legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in longitudinal adolescents David Burgner Paediatrics PhD students
The relationship between diet and mental health in children and young adults Sharon Lewis Paediatrics Honours
The same but different: Transcriptional responses to inflammatory stimuli in phenotypically discordant monozygotic twins Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery David Amor Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding family preferences for accessing mental healthcare for children with chronic physical health problems Jemimah Ride Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding hospital, GP, and family factors associated with paediatric asthma re-admissions Katherine Chen Paediatrics Honours
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Catherine Satzke Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Dave Coghill Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
Validation of automated blood pressure devices in children Jonathan Mynard Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Vive La Resistance: Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance in Children Penelope Bryant Paediatrics PhD
What are the functional consequences of CDKL5 dysregulation in patient derived neuronal cells? Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
What is the microbiological effect of a single dose of azithromycin given in labour? Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
What role does Bax play during gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells? Ruili Li Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
What role does the built environment play in the development of allergic diseases? Rachel Peters Paediatrics Honours