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 students
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Accuracy of documentation during neonatal resuscitation: comparison of different live-documentation tools. Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
An assessment and Validation of screening tools for Sleep Apnea in Singleton and Multiple Pregnancy Megan Rees Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Gerald Murray Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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, Honours students
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 students
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury Sarah Knight Paediatrics PhD students
Australian children and adults exposure to trace elements, and their association with cognition and development Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Cerebral oxygenation during neonatal intubation: an observational study Kate Hodgson Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Characterisation of rotavirus strains emerging in the vaccine era Julie Bines Paediatrics Honours students, 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 students
Characterising the immune response to RSV in preterm and term infants Paul Licciardi Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Judy Savige Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Defining the functional pathology of Hirschsprung Disease Sebastian King Paediatrics Honours students
Defining the mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG Nigel Curtis Paediatrics PhD students
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing computational approaches to analyse development and disease Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome Melissa Little Paediatrics PhD students
Developing novel diagnosis methods for tree nut allergies Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics Honours students
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Kirsten Perrett 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 and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Development of novel vaccines against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Ruili Li Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology 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 and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
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 students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Fertility preservation in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors Jennifer Marino Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Genetics of childhood hearing loss Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students
Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons Lincon Stamp Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
HPV immunity as markers of protection against infection Zheng Quan Toh Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Human testis organoids - a novel stem cell model for reproductive disorders Katie Ayers Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Identification of new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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
Immunological responses following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Paul Licciardi Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
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 health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Jennifer Marino Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Post Doctor Researchers
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, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics PhD students
Maximising the utility of clinical samples collected in pregnancy for population-based microbiome analysis at scale Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours students, 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 students, Master of Biomedical Science
Measuring pain in children with developmental disabilities Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Mental health and participation outcomes for children and youth with cerebral palsy Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez Paediatrics PhD students
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 students, Master of Biomedical Science
MIND the Vax Gap: Measuring Immunisation in NeuroDiverse populations and developing an intervention to improve uptake Margie Danchin Paediatrics PhD students
Mitochondrial disease caused by ATAD3 rearrangments: Unravelling the complexity Ann Frazier Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Modelling T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers
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
Novel molecular and clinical aspects of FMR1 in fragile X syndrome with implications for patient management David Godler Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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 and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research
Otitis Media (Ear Infection) in Indigenous Australians Stephen O'Leary Surgery Honours students, 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 students, Master of Biomedical Science
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure Salvatore Pepe Paediatrics PhD students
Pluripotent stem cell models of mitochondrial disease Ann Frazier Paediatrics Honours students
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung's disease Lincon Stamp Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds Melissa Wake Paediatrics PhD students
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours 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
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
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, Honours students
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children Amanda Gwee Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours students
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function Melissa Wake Paediatrics PhD students
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 students
The same but different: Transcriptional responses to inflammatory stimuli in phenotypically discordant monozygotic twins Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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 family preferences for accessing mental healthcare for children with chronic physical health problems Jemimah Ride Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding hospital, GP, and family factors associated with paediatric asthma re-admissions Katherine Chen Paediatrics Honours students
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Catherine Satzke Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding the molecular basis of canvas-a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded dna repeat Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Unravelling the Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease Melanie Neeland Paediatrics PhD students
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Dave Coghill Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours students
Validation of automated blood pressure devices in children Jonathan Mynard Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
What are the functional consequences of CDKL5 dysregulation in patient derived neuronal cells? Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
What is the microbiological effect of a single dose of azithromycin given in labour? Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD students, Masters by Research
What role does Bax play during gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells? Ruili Li Paediatrics Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
What role does the built environment play in the development of allergic diseases? Rachel Peters Paediatrics Honours students