Child Health

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

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
'Beating the odds': Early life experiences influencing the association between genetic prediction and language development in mid-childhood Doctor Anneke Grobler Paediatrics
A computer-aided decision system for gait analysis Project Leader Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
A mouse model of duodenal atresia Project Leader Associate Professor Warrick Teague Paediatrics
A new muscle endurance test for the arms Doctor Kate Carroll Paediatrics
A program of research into dyskinesia in children with cerberal palsy Project Leader Dr Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
A survey and audit of postnatal corticosteroid use to reduce the risk of chronic lung disease in extremely preterm infants Dr Brett Manley Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Abnormal Placental Stem Cells And Their Role In Human Pregnancy Pathologies Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Accelerated Gene Identification Program (Gene Discovery) Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Adverse maternal environment in females born small and transgenerational consequences Research Project Leader Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
Affective Development and Psychopathology Team Laboratory Director Dr Julian G. Simmons
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Analysing genetic roles of RNA-binding proteins and alternative splicing in Drosophila stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Anatomical and physiological characterisation of the Fgf10-deficient mice during embryonic development Associate Professor Warwick Teague Paediatrics
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Doctor Gerald Murray Paediatrics
Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Associations between domestic violence in pregnancy and women’s and their subsequent children’s outcomes Ashlee Smith
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
Asymptomatic thrombosis following the use of central venous lines in children Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Attention Dynamics Lab Laboratory Director Associate Professor Katherine Johnson
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Australian children and adults exposure to trace elements, and their association with cognition and development Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study Research Group Leader Professor Craig Olsson
Paediatrics
Australians’ expectations of personal genomics: the GeNIOz project Paediatrics
Autism Research Team Laboratory Head Professor Katrina Williams
Paediatrics
Being born small programs growth restriction, deficits and disease in the next generation Research Project Leader Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
Biomarker Discovery Group:Diagnostic biomarkers of pregnancy complications Senior Research Fellow Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Building Early Attachment and Resiliance (BEAR) - an early intervention for parents and infants Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Building Evidence with Support to Transform (BEST) Practice Program Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Calbindins - what do they do? Project Co-Leader Professor Mike Hubbard
Can dietary phytophenols improve pregnancy outcomes? Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cellular trafficking and male fertility Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Centre for International Child Health Research Group Leader Professor Trevor Duke
Paediatrics
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language Project Leader Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Centre of Research Excellence – Newborn Medicine Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Cerebral Palsy Research Group Leader Professor Dinah Reddihough
Paediatrics
Chalky teeth - can they be prevented? Project Co-Leader Professor Mike Hubbard
Changing the Trajectories of Australia's Most Vulnerable Children- The Early Years Education Program Randomised Controlled Trial Professor Jeff Borland Paediatrics
Characterisation of rotavirus strains emerging in the vaccine era Professor Julie Bines Paediatrics
Characterising the genetic profile of gubernacular cells derived from androgen receptor knockout mice (ARKO) during testicular descent Doctor Gulcan Sarila Paediatrics
Characterising the immune response to RSV in preterm and term infants Associate Professor Paul Licciardi Paediatrics
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Director, Mindful A/Professor Alessandra (Sandra) Radovini
Psychiatry
Child Health
Child Health in Medicine
Children Dr Alicia Spittle
Physiotherapy
Children and Young People’s Health Research Program Leader Professor Lena Sanci
General Practice
Children of Twins: The Effects Of Parental Mental Health On Child Mental Health Outcomes Project leader Doctor Katrina Scurrah Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Chromosome disorders Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Clinical features in a common inherited cause of kidney failure Professor Judy Savige Medicine and Radiology
Co designing evidence based resources for the twin and family community Unit Head Prof John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Cochlear implants in adults and children Professor Richard Dowell
Audiology and Speech Pathology
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Development Laboratory Laboratory Director Associate Professor Robert Reeve
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Collaboration for Improving Children’s Lives in the 21st Century: Rights focused, evidence based, impact driven Project Leader Associate Professer Louise Harms Social Work
Common infections in children and the risk of cardiovascular disease - a role for innate immune memory? Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Community Child Health Group Group Lead Professor Sharon Goldfeld
Paediatrics
Community Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Concussion Essentials: A clinical trial for reducing persisting symptoms after child concussion Professor Vicki Anderson Paediatrics
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Defining the role of embryo implantation failure in infertility and IVF success. Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Defying the Odds - Aboriginal early childhood health outcomes Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Detection and prevention of tuberculosis in children and adolescents in endemic, resource-limited settings Project Leader Professor Steve Graham Paediatrics
Developing a new treatment for stomach cancer Professor Phil Sutton Paediatrics
Developing a vaccine to protect children with cystic fibrosis from pathogenic infection Professor Phil Sutton Paediatrics
Developing novel diagnosis methods for tree nut allergies Doctor Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Developing novel methods for the diagnosis of tree nut allergies Dr Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
Development and validation of qPCR RNA testing for E. coli, K. pneumoniae and S. epidermidis Doctor Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
Development of autonomic and nociceptive circuits Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Neuroscience
Development of novel vaccines against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Developmental Stuttering Dr Elaina Kefalianos Audiology and Speech Pathology
Diabetic Retinopathy and Health Informatics Collaboratory Group Leader Dr Laima Brazionis
Medicine and Radiology
Diagnosis and management of Auditory Processing Disorder Principle Investigator Dani Tomlin Audiology and Speech Pathology
Discovering differences and similarities between phenotype and biology of twins with autism and children with known genetic problems with a high risk of autism Project Leader Dr Felicity Klopper Paediatrics
Discovering the mechanisms and targets of immunity against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Discovery of circulating RNA biomarkers in autism Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Doctors in Secondary Schools Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
Does weekly iron supplementation increase iron uptake in pregnant Vietnamese women, and improve maternal and infant health? Group Leader Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs Medicine and Radiology
Domestic and family violence and parenting: mixed method insights into impact and support needs Project Leader Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
Early detection and intervention for infants at high risk of motor impairments Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Early life exercise reprograms pancreatic and heart deficits in offspring born small Research Project Leader Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development Doctor Ruili Li Paediatrics
Effects of gender-affirming hormone therapy Dr Ada Cheung Ada Cheung Medicine and Radiology
Eggsurance? Making decisions about elective egg freezing Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Elucidating the role of SPINT1 in placental insufficiency Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
EMT regulators in intestinal and germline stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary Hime Anatomy and Neuroscience
Enamel cell biology – how is bulk calcium handled safely? Project Co-Leader Professor Mike Hubbard
EndoNeeds: Investigating the unmet physical, psychological and social needs of Australian women with endometriosis. Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Epigenetic programming of inflammatory memory in endothelial cells - a role in atherosclerosis Doctor Boris Novakovic Paediatrics
ERp29 – what does it do? Project Co-Leader Professor Mike Hubbard
Ethics of personalised medicine to treat refactory childhood cancer Centre for Health Equity
Evaluating health outcomes of transgender children and adolescents Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Evaluating the use, impact and ongoing sustainability of maternal and newborn health training programs in LMIC of immediate newborn care programs in the Asia-Pacific region Prof Caroline Homer
Exploring the use of stem cells in cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Kylie Crompton Paediatrics
Family Links: Kinship care and family contact Dr Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work
Family Study of the Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Project Lead Professor Ingrid Scheffer Medicine and Radiology
Fathering Challenges: Responsible, Responsive and Reparative Fathering Project Leader Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
Fertility preservation in children and teenagers with cancer Senior Lecturer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fertility preservation in children with cancer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fetal Welfare Assessment Director Prof Shaun Brennecke  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Fetal Welfare Assessment Director Prof Shaun Brennecke  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
First 1000 Days Australia Professor Kerry Arabena
Centre for Health Equity
FluMum: A cohort study to evaluate the benefits of flu vaccination in pregnancy Project Leader Professor Terry Nolan
Fostering Health: Examining health care systems for children and young people in Out-of-Home Care Honorary Research Fellow Dr Susan Webster General Practice
Fragile X syndrome Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Functional characterisation of a novel gene linked to autism spectrum disorder Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Functional genomic screens for cardiovascular drug discovery Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Gender differences in autism Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Genetics of speech and language Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Gestational Diabetes Follow-Up Research Group: Understanding the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus and subsequent development of Type 2 diabetes Senior Research Fellow Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Giving an adult life after Fontan surgery to those with the most severe congenital heart conditions Project Leader Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Global, regional, national estimates of induction of labour: levels and trends Dr Joshua Vogel
Guangzhou Twin Eye Study Professor Mingguang He Surgery
Gut epithelial stem cell function: the influence of enteric neurons Doctor Lincon Stamp Paediatrics
Gynaecology Research Centre Professor Women's Health Research Professor Peter Rogers
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire Research Assistant Tessa Cutler Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Health outcomes in children conceived using Assisted Reproduction Technologies Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics and Drosophila models of human disease Head of Laboratory Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
How Baby Friendly are Australian health services? WHO/UNICEF Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation efforts in Australia Dr Alyce Wilson
How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
How is hair cortisol related to mother's mental health and wellbeing over time? Prof Sharon Goldfeld
Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
HPV immunity as markers of protection against infection Doctor Zheng Quan Toh Paediatrics
Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory/Orthopaedic Department Research Group Leader Professor Kerr Graham
Paediatrics
Human resource capacity building for child health in Laos PDR Project Leader Dr Amy Gray Paediatrics
Human testis organoids - a novel stem cell model for reproductive disorders Dr Katie Ayers Paediatrics
I CaRe WA - Indigenous Child Removals WA Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
I-DECIDE: Trial of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence Project Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
iCATS - Imaging brain development in the Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study Project Contact Details Julian Simmons Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Identification of blood markers of delayed concussion in children Associate Professor Vera Ignjatovic Paediatrics
Identification of new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identifying globally conserved malaria virulence determinants as vaccine candidates Dr Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Immune system dysfunction and epigenetic deficits underpinning the development of food allergy in children Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Immunogenicity, persistence and safety study of meningococcal conjugate vaccine ACWY in toddlers Project Leader Professor Terry Nolan
Immunological responses following pneumococcal conjugate vaccination Associate Professor Paul Licciardi Paediatrics
Impact of Extreme Prematurity or Extreme Low Birthweight on Young Adult Health and Well-being A/Prof Jeanie Cheong Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Improving clexane therapy for patients and families: Education and engagement Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Improving contact between children in out-of-home care and their birth parents Project Leader Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
Improving cost-effectiveness analysis of childhood vaccines Project Leader Dr Natalie Carvalho Centre for Health Policy
Improving delivery of RNA therapeutics Project Leader Dr Ken Pang Paediatrics
Improving the diagnostic outcomes of patients with mitochondrial disease Dr David Stroud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Improving the health and well-being of the trans and gender diverse community Dr Ada Cheung Ada Cheung Medicine and Radiology
Improving understanding of MRI patterns, structure-function relationships and causal pathways in cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Sue Reid Paediatrics
Incidence, prevalence and risk factors for autism. What can we learn from databases and existing administrative data? Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Professor Sandra Eades
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Indigenous Health Equity Unit Acting Unit Head - A/Professor Richard Chenhall
Centre for Health Equity
Infant and Family Wellbeing after Cardiac Surgery: Life as a Pre-schooler PhD student Tamera Clancy Paediatrics
Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Professor Fiona Newall
Nursing
Infectious and nutritional co-morbidities in pregnancy and health outcomes amongst women and newborns in low- and middle-income countries Dr Michelle Scoullar
Infectious Diseases Group Research Group Leader Professor Nigel Curtis
Inflammation in pregnancy and the induction of innate immune memory (as underlying mechanism of cardiovascular risk in adulthood) Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Inflammatory mediators in the development of preeclampsia and pre-term birth. Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Innate immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes Group Leader Professor Stephen Rogerson Medicine and Radiology
International and Immigrant Health Group Leader Professor Beverley-Ann Biggs
Medicine and Radiology
Interplay of sex differentiation and metabolism Project Leader Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Intestinal Failure and Clinical Nutrition Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Investigating and interpreting the use, costs, accessibility and organisation of healthcare services among children with cerebral palsy Project Leader Ms Elaine Meehan Paediatrics
Investigating current and future education and training needs of the Australian workforce in genomic medicine Paediatrics
Investigating novel chromatin proteins of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum as drug targets. Dr Michael Duffy Medicine and Radiology
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel mouse models Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Investigating the molecular basis of Parkinson’s Disease using novel stem cell models Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Investigating the role of novel miRNAs in preterm birth Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Investigating the role of novel proteins and genes in gestational diabetes Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Invisible Practices: Intervention with fathers who use violence Social Work
Is muscle surgery or bone surgery better for young children with cerebral palsy who have hip displacement? The Cerebral Palsy Hip Interventions Project (CP-HIP) Project Leader Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
It takes a village: The support needs of non-familial kinship carers Dr Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work
Kidney Development, Disease and Regeneration Research Group Leader Professor Melissa Little
Paediatrics
Kids In Communities Study (KiCS) Project Lead Dr Karen Villanueva Paediatrics
Kinship Care Practice Framework Project Professor Marie Connolly
Labour & Delivery Research Clinician  Dr Penny Sheehan  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Labour & Delivery Research Clinician  Dr Penny Sheehan  Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Dr Jennifer Marino Paediatrics
M-ficolin in the Immune Response to Plasmodium falciparum malaria Dr Louise Randall Medicine and Radiology
Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Marketing of breast-milk substitutes on breastfeeding practices in the Asia-Pacific Dr Alice Wilson
Maternal sleep position and stillbirth prevention in low- and middle-income countries Dr Joshua Vogel
Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Head of Unit Dr Alison Morgan
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Maximising the utility of clinical samples collected in pregnancy for population-based microbiome analysis at scale Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
Measuring pain in children with cerebral palsy who are unable to self-report Doctor Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Measuring pain in children with developmental disabilities Dr Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Experiences of Paediatric Health Professionals Centre for Health Equity
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance Congenital Deafness Flagship Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Menstrual concerns in young women: the father's perspective (DADs Study) Senior Lecturer Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mercy Hospital Perinatal Research Group Head of Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Metabolic profiles of mental health trajectories in childhood and early adulthood Doctor Sharon Lewis Paediatrics
MicroRNA effects on embryo implantation Dr Wei Zhou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Milk 4 D study: Validaiton of a novel low cost point-of-need diagnostic for the Assessment of Vitamin D Deficiency in infants Doctor Anushi Rajapaksa Paediatrics
MIND the Vax Gap: Measuring Immunisation in NeuroDiverse populations and developing an intervention to improve uptake Associate Professor Margie Danchin Paediatrics
Mitochondrial disease caused by ATAD3 rearrangments: Unravelling the complexity Doctor Ann Frazier Paediatrics
Modeling human heart development using human cardiac organoids Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Modelling human cartilage and bone disorders using pluripotent stem cells Associate Professor Shireen Lamande Paediatrics
Modulation of toxic alpha synuclein in vivo Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Molecular and cellular analysis of mammalian ovary development and disease Project Leader Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Molecular Microbiology and Reproductive Health Research Group Honorary, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal Women's Hospital/Mercy Professor Suzanne M. Garland
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Motor trajectories of children born <30 weeks’ gestation from birth to 5 years: early predictors and functional outcome Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Moving on from IVF in women with a low chance of success Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
MRFF Million Minds project - Bringing family, community, culture and country to indigenous youth mental health care Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
MRUFD laboratory: proteomics and calcium biology Professor Mike Hubbard
MUM SIZE Study Head of Research Program Professor David Story Centre for Integrated Critical Care
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
NAXD deficiency: unravelling the pathological consequences, and evaluation of therapeutic opportunities Doctor Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics
Neural basis of childhood speech and language disorders Professor Angela Morgan Audiology and Speech Pathology
Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Laboratory Head Professor John Christodoulou
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
Neuroscience of Speech Associate Professor Adam Vogel
Audiology and Speech Pathology
New genes and treatments for inherited renal disease Project Lead Prof Judy Savige Medicine and Radiology
New vaccines group Professor Kim Mulholland
Paediatrics
Newborn Health Project, Solomon Islands Project Lead Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Development and Implementation of a State-wide Newborn Observation and Response Charts (Newborn project) Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Next Generation - Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Study Indigenous Epidemiology and Health Unit Head, Associate Dean (Indigenous) for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Professor Sandra Eades Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Northeast India Knowledge Network Head of Unit Nossal Institute for Global Health
Novel investigations and treatments for intractable, chronic constipation Project Leader Dr Bridget Southwell Paediatrics
Novel molecular and clinical aspects of FMR1 in fragile X syndrome with implications for patient management Associate Professor David Godler Paediatrics
Novel regulators of germline stem cells Project Leader Professor Gary HIme Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel treatments for colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group Associate Professor Martha Lappas
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Group Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology Professor Mingguang He
Surgery
Optimising Early Respiratory Support for Preterm Infants: The HIPSTER Trial Project Leader Dr Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Optimizing the management of women in spontaneous preterm labour Dr Joshua Vogel
Oral Health Promotion Head of Laboratory Professor Ivan Darby
Oral Radiology Head of Laboratory Professor John Clement
Research Project Lead Professor Michael Mccullough
Melbourne Dental School
Otitis Media (Ear Infection) in Indigenous Australians Prof Stephen O'Leary Surgery
Outcomes of Hip Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy – An International, Multi-Centre Prospective, Comparative Cohort Study Project Leader Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
Oxygen Implementation Project, Papua New Guinea and Nigeria Paediatrics
Paediatric and Adolescent Fertility Preservation Taskforce Senior Lecturer Yasmin Jayasinghe
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric Fertility Decision Aid Study Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric social work research group Associate Professor Brigid Jordan
Paediatrics
Paediatric specialist clinics: Parental perceptions, primary care referral patterns and determinants of periodicity of care Project Leader Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
Partnership for Innovation in Out-of-home Care Professor Marie Connolly
Social Work
Pathogenesis of pneumococcal pneumonia Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Peripheral UBE3A expression as a predictor of the clinical phenotype in Angelman Syndrome Doctor Emma Baker Paediatrics
Placental Stem Cells Deputy Head of Research, Director Head of the Stem Cell Laboratory Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Placental Stem Cells Deputy Head of Research, Director Head of the Stem Cell Laboratory Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pluripotent stem cell models of mitochondrial disease Doctor Ann Frazier Paediatrics
Pneumococcal Research Project Lead Professor Kim Mulholland Paediatrics
Porrello laboratory: Cardiac Regeneration Head of Laboratory Enzo Porrello
Physiology
Post-translational control of cell fate decisions Project Leader Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
Postnatal germ cells are controlled by FSH during ‘minipuberty’ at 3-6 months of age, and deranged by cryptorchidism to cause seminoma and infertility Project Leader Dr Ruili Li Paediatrics
Potential of stem cell therapy to treat Hirschsprung's disease Doctor Lincon Stamp Paediatrics
Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia Director Prof Shaun Brennecke Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pre-eclampsia - Eclampsia Director Prof Shaun Brennecke Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Pregnancy Specific beta-1 glycoproteins (PSGs) and their role and function in preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Prenatal testing: a longitudinal study - the PeTALS project Project Leader Dr Jan Hodgson Paediatrics
Preterm Labour Senior Research Fellow Dr Harry Georgiou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Preterm Labour Senior Research Fellow Dr Harry Georgiou Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Psychosocial determinants of health in infants & preschool children with Cystic Fibrosis diagnosed via newborn screening Associate Professor Brigid Jordan Paediatrics
R E Ross Trust Regional Child Health Fellowship Program Project Leader Professor Trevor Duke Paediatrics
Regulation of personalised digital closed loop systems to manage diabetes in children Centre for Health Equity
Rett Syndrome and related genes Project Leader Dr Nicole van Bergen Paediatrics
right@home Research manager Dr Susan Perlen
Paediatrics
Rogerson Laboratory: Pathogenesis of malaria and immunity in children and pregnant women Group Leader Professor Stephen Rogerson
Medicine and Radiology
Rotavirus Group and Enteric Virus Group Group Leader Professor Julie Bines
Paediatrics
Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Director Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Royal Women's Hospital Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Director Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies - Promoting safety and early parenting in high-risk relationships Director, Centre for Women's Mental Health, Royal Women's Hospital Professor Louise Newman
Psychiatry
Safety and immunogenicity of dTpa vaccine administered in pregnancy Project Leader Professor Terry Nolan
Savige Laboratory Group Leader Professor Judy Savige
Medicine and Radiology
The SENSE Study (Sleep and Education: learning New Skills Early) ADAPT Laboratory The SENSE Team Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll: Young people and risk behaviours Dr Megan Lim Medicine and Radiology
Sexting, porn, and Tinder: An investigation of education and health promotion Dr Megan Lim Medicine and Radiology
Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE Research Program Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty
General Practice
Sexual and Reproductive Health in Adolescence Director of Research Training Professor Meredith Temple-Smith General Practice
Short course antibiotic therapy for acute septic arthritis and haematogenous osteomyelitis in children Dr Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
Single Event Multilevel Surgery in Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Multi-centre, Long-term, Follow-up Study Project Leader Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
Smith laboratory: Cardiac Form and Function Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Kelly Smith
Physiology
Spotlight Project Principal Research A/Prof Katherine Johnson Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Streptococcal transmission and disease Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Stress Reactivity in Pre-schoolers with Congenital Heart Disease Associate Professor Brigid Jordan Paediatrics
Stroud laboratory: Mitochondrial Systems Biology Head of Research Group Dr David Stroud
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Dr Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology
Summer Internship Associate Professor Adam Vogel Audiology and Speech Pathology
Surgical experience in paediatric gynaecology Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Surgical Research Group Chair of Paediatric Surgery Professor John M Hutson AO
Paediatrics
SUSTAIN: Sustainability of Identification and Response to Family Violence in antenatal care Project Leader Professor Kelsey Hegarty General Practice
Synergistic and antagonistic interplay between Streptococcus pneumoniae and respiratory viruses Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Tablet-based documentation during neonatal resuscitation Dr Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
teen Mental Health First Aid Project Leader Dr Laura Hart
Centre for Mental Health
Telling the truth to seriously ill children Professor Lynn Gillam Project Leader Centre for Health Equity
Testing therapeutics for infertility in organoid models Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Baby Directed Umbilical Cord Cutting Physiology Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial (Baby-DUCC) Dr Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP) Project Leader Professor Dinah Reddihough Paediatrics
The Collaborative AuTism Study (CATS) Professor Ingrid Scheffer
Medicine and Radiology
The development of feeding in infants with oesophageal atresia between birth and nine months of age PhD student Libby Ferguson Paediatrics
The effect of cochlear implants on cognitive decline in ageing Australians Senior Research Fellow Dr Julia Sarant Audiology and Speech Pathology
The feasibility of smart-phones in the early detection of cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL): Validation of a new measure of gait function for children with cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
The Parental ED Study: Presentation with children with non-urgent/low-severity conditions at Hospital Emergency Departments: Parental Decision Making Project Leader Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
The PATRICIA Project: PAthways And Research In Collaborative Inter-Agency working Project Leader Professor Cathy Humphreys Social Work
The prognosisdiagnosis of common pregnancy complications utilising genetic material found in extracellular vesicles derived from maternal blood and urine. Dr Bill Kalionis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The relationship between diet and mental health in children and young adults Doctor Sharon Lewis Paediatrics
The role of non-coding RNA in embryonic development Project Leader Associate Professor Dagmar Wilhelm Anatomy and Neuroscience
The same but different: Transcriptional responses to inflammatory stimuli in phenotypically discordant monozygotic twins Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
The Secret Shopper Study: Addressing the Crisis in Availability of Paediatric Health Services: Increasing the Efficiency and Availability of General and Specialty Paediatric Care Project Leader Professor Gary Freed Centre for Health Policy
The state of abortion services in the Pacific Prof Caroline Homer
The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register (VCPR) Project Leader Dr Sue Reid Paediatrics
Towards improved communication for medication safety: addressing the complexities managing medications in hospitalised children Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Trans Medical Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine and Radiology
Translational Obstetrics Group Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Professor Stephen Tong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Trends in maternal and newborn health outcomes in Demographic Household Surveys in Papua New Guinea (2006 and 2018) Dr Joshua Vogel
Tuberous sclerosis and epilepsy: using resected tissue to understand disease pathogenesis Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Twin and Family Registry Management Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twin pairs, brother, sisters and sibships: methods for the statistical analysis of family data Unit Head Professor Julie Simpson Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Twins Research Australia Unit Head Professor John Hopper Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UDP - Victoria Project Leader Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Understanding family preferences for accessing mental healthcare for children with chronic physical health problems Doctor Jemimah Ride Paediatrics
Understanding hospital, GP, and family factors associated with paediatric asthma re-admissions Doctor Katherine Chen Paediatrics
Understanding the assembly of mitochondrial machines Dr David Stroud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding the effect of lower limb torsional deformities in typically developing children and adolescents Project Leader Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
Understanding the importance of variation in the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus pneumoniae Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
Understanding the molecular basis of CANVAS, a novel neurological disorder caused by an expanded repeat Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of autism using human NF1 stem cell derived neuronal networks Doctor Kiymet Bozaoglu Paediatrics
Understanding the outcomes, including their language, participation and quality of life, of children with autism Project Leader Prof Katrina Williams Paediatrics
Understanding the pathogenesis of gestational diabetes Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Understanding what triggers birth? New opportunities for prevention of early delivery Associate Professor Martha Lappas Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Understanding women’s values and preferences associated with calcium supplementation prior to and during pregnancy Dr Joshua Vogel
Undescended testis and inguinal hernia result from defects in the same mechanism Project Leader Professor John M Hutson AO Paediatrics
Undestanding trajectories and biological underpinnings of children with autism who lose skills Project Leader Veronica Rose Paediatrics
Using brain imaging to explore language development in infants Prof Colette McKay Medical Bionics Department
Using cerebral organoids for the study of tuberous sclerosis complex Associate Professor Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Using systematic reviews to understand prognosis, diagnosis and effective interventions for children with neurodevelopmental difference and disability Project Leader Dr Kristine Egberts Paediatrics
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Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
Validation of automated blood pressure devices in children Doctor Jonathan Mynard Paediatrics
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group A/Prof Jeanie Cheong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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What are the functional consequences of CDKL5 dysregulation in patient derived neuronal cells? Doctor Nicole Van Bergen Paediatrics
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Dr Anna Price
Paediatrics
What is the microbiological effect of a single dose of azithromycin given in labour? Associate Professor Catherine Satzke Paediatrics
What is the prevalence of Rhesus alloimmunization and associated poor outcomes among pregnant women in low and middle income countries? Dr Joshua Vogel
What role does Bax play during gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells? Doctor Ruili Li Paediatrics
What role does the built environment play in the development of allergic diseases? Doctor Rachel Peters Paediatrics
When should health professionals override parents' decisions about a child's medical treatment? Centre for Health Equity
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Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wlodek laboratory: Fetal, postnatal & adult physiology & disease laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
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Young and ‘care-full': The support needs of young kinship carers Dr Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work

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