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
Adapt an evidence-based healthy lifestyle program to an Australian context Dinah Reddihough Paediatrics PhD students
Adjunct Cord Blood Cell Therapy for Paediatric Heart Failure Salvatore Pepe Paediatrics PhD students
Adverse health consequences of infant food allergy: a population-based longitudinal study. Rachel Peters 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
Can the allergic march from infant food allergy to asthma be prevented? Rachel Peters Paediatrics PhD students
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Judy Savige Medicine 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 mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG Nicole Messina Paediatrics PhD students
Determinants of COVID-19 risk and severity Nicole Messina Paediatrics 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 novel genes and pathways to ataxia Paul Lockhart Paediatrics PhD students
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria James Beeson Medicine PhD students, Masters by Research
Does neonatal BCG vaccination protect against infection and allergic disease in the first 5 years of life? Nigel Curtis Paediatrics PhD students
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
Expanding pancreatic progenitor cells for treatment of type 1 diabetes Ed Stanley Paediatrics PhD students
Expanding the molecular understanding, and advancing personalised therapeutics for KIF1A-Associated Neurological Disorders Simranpreet Kaur Paediatrics PhD students
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD students, Masters by Research
Foot deformities in children with cerebral palsy Elyse Passmore Paediatrics PhD students
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
Healthy Trajectories: Promoting wellbeing and quality of life for those with child-onset disability and their families Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
healthYpulse: A Learning Healthcare System for Improving Paediatric Patient Experience and Outcomes Jim Buttery Paediatrics PhD students
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 causes of brain malformation in children Paul Lockhart 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 how infertility develops using new 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
Interrogating the spatial dynamics of gene regulatory networks during embryonic development and disease Mirana Ramialison Paediatrics PhD students
Investigating 'silent' newborn viral infections and outcomes in the GenV cohort Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students
Investigating a Unique Dwelling Space for New Mothers and Babies Samuel Menahem Paediatrics PhD students
Investigating the role of FBX proteins in Neurodevelopment Sarah Stephenson Paediatrics PhD students
Learning Health System for identification and prevention of vaccination errors Jim Buttery Paediatrics PhD students
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours David Eisenstat Paediatrics PhD students
Longitudinal and secular trends in outcomes for adolescents with hearing impairment in Victoria Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students
Measuring developmental outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Anita d'Aprano Paediatrics PhD students
Microbial changes following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Catherine Satzke Paediatrics PhD students
Molecular remodelling of endothelial cells in response to specific lymphocytes and other signals Richard Saffery Paediatrics PhD students
Motor function assessment using video-based motion capture and machine-learning for children with movement disorders Elyse Passmore 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
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
Prevention of nut allergies in high risk infants Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics PhD students
RCT of Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of allergy Kirsten Perrett 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
SNOTWATCH: Mapping real-time respiratory and gastrointestinal viral information to inform and improve health outcomes Jim Buttery Paediatrics 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
Targeting novel mediators of chronic pain to improve analgesia for Epidermolysis Bullosa Ken Pang Paediatrics PhD students
The impact of air pollution and other environmental factors on food allergy and other allergic diseases across the first 10 years of life: a population-based, longitudinal study. Rachel Peters Paediatrics PhD students
The LongSTEPPP Project Sonia Grover Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments Christine Imms Paediatrics PhD students
Understanding beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration using stem cell models Paul Lockhart 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
Use and impact of psychotropic medication in pregnancy Melissa Wake 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
Using single-cell omics to determine disease mechanism and improve clinical management of children with epilepsy Sarah Stephenson Paediatrics PhD students
Vitamin D supplementation and food allergy risk in early life: immunological and molecular mechanisms Richard Saffery Paediatrics PhD students
Why are babies in SCNs/NICUs at higher risk of permanent hearing loss? Valerie Sung Paediatrics PhD students