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
Adolescent2Emerging Adult Development Study Sarah Whittle
Julian Simmons
Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Advancing vaccine development for infectious diseases: bioinformatics, antibody engineering, immunoassay development and human cohort studies Jack Richards
Ricardo Ataide
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
An alternative method to temporarily secure umbilical catheter(s) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Women’s Hospital, in routine care of newborns requiring central vascular access Marta Thio
Peter G Davis
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
BiliNappy: Novel low cost point-of-care diagnostic for Jaundice embedded in a newborn nappy Dr Anushi Rajapaksa
Dr Ronda Greaves
Paediatrics Honours
Burden of disease associated with genetic aetiology at a paediatric hospital Professor Jane Halliday
Professor Agnes Bankier
Paediatrics Honours
Characterisation of the parkin protein and how it causes parkinson disease Dr Alison Compton
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics Honours
Characterisation of the specificity and activity of bio-engineered antibodies in children A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
A/Professor Christoph Hagemeyer
Paediatrics Honours
Developing and commercialising new diagnostic tests for tropical infectious diseases Jack Richards Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing field-based tools and health systems for malaria elimination Jack Richards
Ricardo Ataide
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools Philippe Boeuf Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Do targeted newborn screening and early antiviral therapy prevent sensorineural hearing loss due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMV)? Cheryl Jones
Valerie Sung
Paediatrics PhD
Effect of ACTN3 on corticosteroid response in Duchenne muscular dystrophy Dr Jane Seto
Professor Kathryn North
Paediatrics Honours
Effects of Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents Christine Rodda
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study Christine Rodda
Medicine and Radiology Honours
Engineering artificial bone marrow Professor Andrew Elefanty
Ms Elizabeth Ng
Paediatrics Honours
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Ken Pang
Michelle Tollit
Psychiatry PhD
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Ken Pang
Michelle Tollit
Paediatrics PhD
Examining the effect of alpha-actinin-3 deficiency in skeletal muscle injury Professor Kathryn North
Dr Peter Houweling
Paediatrics Honours
Examining the evolutionary role of alpha-actinin-3 in adaptive thermogenesis Professor Kathryn North
Dr Peter Houweling
Paediatrics Honours
Functional studies of sodium channel mutations contributing to severe childhood epilepsy Geza Berecki
Steven Petrou
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours
Haemostatic abnormalities in children with venous thromboembolism and stroke A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Professor Paul Monagle
Paediatrics Honours
Haemostatic system in Fontan patients with liver dysfunction A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Chantal Attard
Paediatrics Honours
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants James Beeson
Philippe Boeuf
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Maternal metabolic disturbances, inflammation, and poor nutrition and their impact on pregnancy outcomes Philippe Boeuf Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How do mutations in dynein motor components cause birth defects? A/Prof Jorg Heierhorst Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How is hair cortisol related to mother's mental health and wellbeing over time? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
How to increase numbers of neural precursor cells in vitro for cell therapy for the birth defect Hirschsprung disease. Dr Donald Newgreen
Mr Lincon Stamp
Paediatrics Honours
How to transfer neural precursor cells to the aneural colon for cell therapy for the birth defect Hirschsprung disease. Dr Donald Newgreen
Mr Lincon Stamp
Paediatrics Honours
Human Stem Cell Models of Mitochondrial Disease Dr Ann Frazier
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics Honours
Identification of novel vaccine targets that induce protective immunity against malaria Gaoqian Feng
James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Improving the learning and development of children raised in adversity Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics PhD
In vitro models of type 1 diabetes Professor Edouard Stanley
Professor Andrew Elefanty
Paediatrics Honours
Infusion Safety in Newborn Babies Christiane Theda
Omar Kamlin
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Investigating the effects of GM-CSF and M-CSF derived human macrophages on phagocytosing P. falciparum infected erythrocytes and cytokine production Adrian Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigation of the age-specific changes in Blood Microparticles A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Mara Galli
Paediatrics Honours
Investigation of the in vitro effect of the antiplatelet drug Tirofiban in children A/Professor Vera Ignjatovic
Ms Mara Galli
Paediatrics Honours
Malaria drug resistance in the Asia Pacific region Freya Fowkes
James Beeson
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Measuring low value care across inpatient, outpatient and emergency department settings Professor Harriet Hiscock
Ms Rachel Neely
Paediatrics Honours
Measuring low value care in the emergency department; a multi-site study Professor Harriet Hiscock
Ms Rachel Neely
Paediatrics Honours
Mechanisms of anxiety risk across development and sex Sarah Whittle
Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
MenstrualNeeds Study: Exploring the physical, psychological and social needs of adolescent girls with heavy menstrual bleeding and pain Michelle Peate
Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Modelling childhood leukaemias using human pluripotent stem cells Professor Andrew Elefanty
Ms Elizabeth Ng
Paediatrics Honours
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study Chritine Rodda
Davis Darby
Medicine and Radiology Honours
Placental dysfunction in the causal pathway to cerebral palsy Professor David Amor
Dr Susan Reid
Paediatrics Honours
Postnatal complications among women in Papua New Guinea Chris Morgan
Alyce Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Masters by Research, Honours
Predicition of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
Preventing gestational diabetes Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Solving Rare Diseases via the Australian Genomics Mitochondrial Disease Flagship A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Sarah Stephenson
Paediatrics Honours
Solving Rare Diseases via the Australian Genomics Mitochondrial Disease Flagship Dr Alison Compton
Professor David Thorburn
Paediatrics Honours
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Susceptibility to adult disorders in carriers of Mendelian alleles Professor Martin Delatycki
Dr Sarah Stephenson
Paediatrics Honours
Targets of protective immunity in severe malaria Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The application of a novel dried blood spot collection device for future diagnostic applications A/Professor Jeffrey Craig
Dr Andrew Gooley
Paediatrics Honours
The early origins of autism: a focus on epigenetic differences within identical twin pairs A/Professor Jeffrey Craig
Dr Yuk Loke
Paediatrics Honours
The epidemiology of childhood food allergy and other allergic diseases Dr Rachel Peters
Dr Jennifer Koplin
Paediatrics Honours
The feasibility and acceptability of a mindfulness meditation program within the preschool setting Professor Harriet Hiscock
Dr Jane Sheehan
Paediatrics Honours
The human microbiome in gut, oral and mental health Julian G Simmons
Psychiatry PhD, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
The immune response to infection in early cystic fibrosis A/Professor Philip Sutton
A/Professor Sarath Ranganathan
Paediatrics Honours
The prognosis/diagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. Bill Kalionis
Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The ‘Premmie Health Profile’: Do babies born early or small have distinct patterns of health and metabolic disparities? Dr Susan Clifford
Professor Melissa Wake
Paediatrics Honours
The “Best Age and Size to be Born” Dr Susan Clifford
Professor Melissa Wake
Paediatrics Honours
Understanding brain development in ADHD using longitudinal, multimodal neuroimaging. Dr Timothy Silk
Dr Charles Malpas
Paediatrics Honours
Understanding malaria transmission and immunity to inform malaria elimination James Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Understanding patterns of social adversity from pregnancy to school-entry Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
Unravelling the genetic cause of Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Elena Tucker
Andrew Sinclair
Paediatrics PhD, Honours
Uptake of immunisation services in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG) Chris Morgan
Alyce Wilson
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
Using cerebral organoids for the study of tuberous sclerosis complex A/Professor Paul Lockhart
Dr Kiymet Bozaoglu
Paediatrics Honours
Validating a generic mood question in a large cohort of Australian women Prof Lynn Kemp
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
What are the education and training needs of health professionals incorporating genomics into healthcare? A mixed methods study Dr Amy Nisselle
Dr Belinda McClaren
Paediatrics Honours
What does it cost to do research with women experiencing adversity? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics Masters by Research, Honours
What influences mental health treatment choices for children in Australia? A qualitative study of family and clinician factors. Ms Melissa Mulraney
Professor Harriet Hiscock
Paediatrics Honours