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 new muscle endurance test for the arms Kate Carroll Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Anatomical and physiological characterisation of the Fgf10-deficient mice during embryonic development Warwick Teague Paediatrics Honours
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Gerald Murray Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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 infections in children and the risk of cardiovascular disease - a role for innate immune memory? David Burgner Paediatrics 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
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a new treatment for stomach cancer Phil Sutton Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a vaccine to protect children with cystic fibrosis from pathogenic infection Phil Sutton Paediatrics Honours
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 and validation of qPCR RNA testing for E. coli, K. pneumoniae and S. epidermidis Amanda Gwee Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Ruili Li Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Epigenetic programming of inflammatory memory in endothelial cells - a role in atherosclerosis Boris Novakovic Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Ken Pang Paediatrics PhD
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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 blood markers of delayed concussion in children Vera Ignjatovic Paediatrics Honours
Identification of new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Identifying globally conserved malaria virulence determinants as vaccine candidates Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children James Beeson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Immune system dysfunction and epigenetic deficits underpinning the development of food allergy in children Richard Saffery Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Immunological responses following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Paul Licciardi Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Inflammation in pregnancy and the induction of innate immune memory (as underlying mechanism of cardiovascular risk in adulthood) David Burgner Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Investigating novel chromatin proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum as drug targets. Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel mouse models Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel stem cell models Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Jennifer Marino Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
M-ficolin in the Immune Response to Plasmodium falciparum malaria Louise Randall Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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 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
Metabolic profiles of mental health trajectories in childhood and early adulthood Sharon Lewis Paediatrics Honours
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 human cartilage and bone disorders using pluripotent stem cells Shireen Lamande Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Modulation of toxic alpha synuclein in vivo Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
NAXD deficiency: unravelling the pathological consequences, and evaluation of therapeutic opportunities Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia Catherine Satzke Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children Amanda Gwee Paediatrics PhD, Masters by Research
Streptococcal transmission and disease Catherine Satzke Paediatrics 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
Synergistic and antagonistic interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Catherine Satzke Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Tablet-based documentation during neonatal resuscitation Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
The Baby Directed Umbilical Cord Cutting Physiology Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial (Baby-DUCC) Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours
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
Tuberous sclerosis and epilepsy: using resected tissue to understand disease pathogenesis Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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
Understanding the molecular basis of CANVAS, a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded repeat Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of autism using human NF1 stem cell derived neuronal networks Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Using cerebral organoids for the study of tuberous sclerosis complex Paul Lockhart Paediatrics Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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