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
10 Years Beyond Bushfires Professor Lisa Lisa Gibbs
Centre for Health Equity
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 program of research into dyskinesia in children with cerberal palsy Project Leader Dr Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
A randomised controlled trial of short-course antibiotics in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia Dr Gabrielle Haeusler Paediatrics
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
Accuracy of documentation during neonatal resuscitation: comparison of different live-documentation tools. Dr PhD Marta Thio Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
An assessment and Validation of screening tools for Sleep Apnea in Singleton and Multiple Pregnancy Dr Megan Rees Medicine and Radiology
Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycoplasma Doctor Gerald Murray Paediatrics
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Antibiotic stewardship and related polices impact on child health outcomes Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Application of computational biology approaches to identify and develop biomarkers to predict pregnancy disorders and guide clinical practice. Professor Eva Dimitriadis Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Application of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to treat childhood syndromes A/Prof Andrew Deans Medicine and Radiology
Application of intra-oral 3-Dimensional Scanning to monitor oral health in children Professor David Burgner Paediatrics
Application of multi-omic approaches to identify the genetic bases of disorders of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. Professor John Christodoulou Paediatrics
Assessment and management of fatigue following paediatric acquired brain injury Dr Sarah Knight Paediatrics
Asymptomatic thrombosis following the use of central venous lines in children Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
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 Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Bringing family, community, culture and country to the centre of health care: culturally appropriate models for improving mental health and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people Project Leader Prof Lena Sanci
General Practice
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
Centre for International Child Health Research Group Leader Professor Trevor Duke
Paediatrics
Centre for Women’s Mental Health Research Psychiatry
Centre of Research Excellence – Newborn Medicine Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
Cerebellar grey and white matter changes in children with Autism spectrum disorders Professor Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Cerebral oxygenation during neonatal intubation: an observational study Dr Kate Hodgson Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cerebral Palsy Research Group Leader Professor Dinah Reddihough
Paediatrics
Chalky teeth - can they be prevented? Project Co-Leader Professor Mike Hubbard
Changing lifestyles and healthy futures Centre for Health Equity
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 and Community Wellbeing Unit Professor Lisa Gibbs
Centre for Health Equity
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
Cluster RCT of a multi-component intervention package to improve maternal and childhood vaccination in Victoria A/Prof Margie Danchin Paediatrics
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 severe childhood infections, innate inflammatory responses and cardiometabolic risk: The VASCular changes aFter INfectious Diseases (VASCFIND) study Prof 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
Controlling nephron patterning and segmentation in kidney organoids Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Dating Violence, help-seeking and Technology in Australia Deputy Head of Department Assoc Prof Lena Sanci General Practice
David Stroud laboratory Head of Research Group Dr David Stroud
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Defining the functional pathology of Hirschsprung Disease Associate Professor Sebastian King Paediatrics
Defining the mechanisms that underpin the beneficial off-target effects of BCG Prof Nigel Curtis Paediatrics
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 computational approaches to analyse development and disease Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Developing high content screens of novel treatments for congenital nephrotic syndrome Prof Melissa Little 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 of novel human stem cell derived models of beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration for disease modelling and drug screening A/Prof Paul Lockhart
Development of novel point-of-care diagnostics tests and surveillance tools for malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Development of novel vaccines against malaria Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
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
Discovery of new treatments for brain development disorders linked to epigenetic regulatory genes A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Doctors in Secondary Schools Head of Department 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
Dose optimisation of antibiotics in children with cystic fibrosis Dr Amanda Gwee Paediatrics
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 Vitamin D Status on DEXA Femoral Neck BMD in Children and Adolescents A/prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Effects of Vitamin D Status on Forearm Fracture Healing Rates in Children and Adolescents: A Pilot Study A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Elucidating the role of SPINT1 in placental insufficiency Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
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 Associate Professor 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
Expression systems for pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives Professor Ed Stanley 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 adolescent and young adult cancer survivors Dr Jennifer Marino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
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 genomic screens for cardiovascular drug discovery Research Project Leader Dr Enzo Porrello
Physiology Research
Gender differences in autism Project Leader Dr Tamara May Paediatrics
Genetics Education and Health Research Research Group Leader Professor Sylvia Metcalfe
Paediatrics
Genetics of childhood hearing loss Dr Valerie Sung Paediatrics
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
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
Health-related quality of life measurement and valuation in young children Associate Professor Kim Dalziel Centre for Health Policy
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in Papua New Guinea – The impact of nutrition, malaria, and other infections on pregnant women and infants Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Hime laboratory: Stem cell genetics and Drosophila models of human disease Head of Laboratory Professor Gary Hime
Anatomy and Neuroscience
How do early-life exposures shape childhood metabolomic profile? Professor Richard Saffery 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 new genes that cause Disorders/Differences of Sex Development Professor Andrew Sinclair Paediatrics
Identifying targets and mechanisms of acquired immunity to severe malaria in children Prof James Beeson Medicine and Radiology
Identifying the genetic causes of brain malformation in children A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
Immune mechanisms of peanut allergy remission Prof Mimi Tang Paediatrics
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
Implementation considerations for a national program for expanded reproductive carrier screening Dr Alison Archibald Paediatrics
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 lifetime outcomes for babies in special care nurseries Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
Improving the diagnostic outcomes of patients with mitochondrial disease Dr David Stroud Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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
Inequities in children’s mental health: evidence to inform precision policy responses Professor Sharon Goldfeld Paediatrics
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
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
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 metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in association with the short cervix and fetal fibronectin for the prediction of preterm labour in symptomatic women. Project Leader Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Investigating the molecular basis of parkinson's disease using novel genetic models A/Prof Paul Lockhart Paediatrics
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
Linking determination of cell fate in the developing nervous system to paediatric brain tumours Prof David Eisenstat Paediatrics
Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence Dr Jennifer Marino Paediatrics
Long-term impact of moderate and late preterm birth: effects on neurodevelopment, brain development and respiratory health at school age Professor Jeanie Cheong Paediatrics
Longitudinal and secular trends in outcomes for adolescents with hearing impairment in Victoria Dr Valerie Sung Paediatrics
Making B-lymphocytes form pluripotent stem cells Professor Ed Stanley Paediatrics
Manometric studies on oesophageal atresia and colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Mapping cerebellar connectivity in neurodevelopmental disorders Professor Christos Pantelis Psychiatry
Mapping hospital health records in Victoria, Australia for tracking pregnancy medicines use Dr Yanhong Jessika Hu Paediatrics
Marketing of breast-milk substitutes on breastfeeding practices in the Asia-Pacific Dr Alice Wilson
Maternal Fetal Medicine Pregnancy Research Centre Director Prof Shaun Brennecke
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Maternal sleep position and stillbirth prevention in low- and middle-income countries Dr Joshua Vogel
Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Head of Unit (Interim) Sumit Kane
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 child and family centred outcomes following spinal surgery for children with neuromuscular scoliosis A/Professor Adrienne Harvey 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
Mental health and participation outcomes for children and youth with cerebral palsy Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
Metabolic reprogramming of the failing heart Dr Alejandro Hidalgo-Gonzalez Paediatrics
Migration and social cohesion Centre for Health Equity
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 Research
Modelling T-cell Development using pluripotent stem cells Professor Ed Stanley Paediatrics
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
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 Medicine and Radiology
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Genetics of Neurodisability Research Group Leader Professor David Amor
Paediatrics
Nephrotoxicity screening using stem cell-derived proximal tubules Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Neurodevelopmental Genomics Research Laboratory Head Professor John Christodoulou
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics
Neuropsychological profile of children with childhood apraxia of speech Professor Angela Morgan Paediatrics
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 treatments for colorectal disorders Project Leader Dr Sebastian King Paediatrics
Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group Research Group Leader 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
Optimising use of everyday technology for children and adolescents with acquired brain injury Dr Sarah Knight Paediatrics
Optimizing the management of women in spontaneous preterm labour Dr Joshua Vogel
Oral Health and Attitudes in Young Adults Aged 15-25 Years with Diabetes Mellitus: A Case - Control Study A/Prof Christine Rodda Medicine and Radiology
Oral Health Promotion Head of Laboratory Professor Ivan Darby
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
Pain in children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities A/Professor Adrienne Harvey Paediatrics
Partnership for Innovation in Out-of-home Care Professor Marie Connolly
Social Work
Perinatal Research Group Head of Research Group Professor Sue Walker
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Peripheral UBE3A expression as a predictor of the clinical phenotype in Angelman Syndrome Doctor Emma Baker Paediatrics
Placental Cord Blood Cell Therapy in Children at High Risk of Heart Failure A/Prof Salvatore Pepe 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
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
Precision prediction of maternal and child outcomes from routine fetal ultrasounds Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
Prediction of ovarian malignancy in children with ovarian cysts Dr Yasmin Jayasinghe Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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 Associate Professor Kirsten Perrett Paediatrics
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
Prognostic biomarkers of preterm labour. Development of a predictive test kit for preterm labour. Associate Professor Harry Georgiou
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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
Rare Diseases Now - Great care for rare A/Prof Tiong Tan Paediatrics
Regulating the vascularisation of the human glomerulus in vitro. Prof Melissa Little Paediatrics
Regulation of personalised digital closed loop systems to manage diabetes in children Centre for Health Equity
Respiratory strategies to protect the preterm lung at birth Dr Prue Pereira-Fantini Paediatrics
Rett Syndrome and related genes Project Leader Dr Nicole van Bergen Paediatrics
Reverse translation to better understand fetal growth restriction Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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
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
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
Spermtyping – Single cell analysis of the generation of genetic diversity via DNA repair pathways Dr Wayne Crismani Medicine and Radiology
Spotlight Project Principal Research A/Prof Katherine Johnson Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Stress Reactivity in Pre-schoolers with Congenital Heart Disease Associate Professor Brigid Jordan Paediatrics
Structural biology of proteins involved in infection Dr Craig Morton Medicine and Radiology
Studying novel proteins in preeclampsia Associate Professor Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Supporting young people with complex disability to participate in important life situations Prof Christine Imms Paediatrics
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
Taking placenta to scale: The population burden of disordered placentation and placental function Prof Melissa Wake Paediatrics
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 cardiometabolic legacy of SARS-CoV-2 in longitudinal adolescents Prof David Burgner Paediatrics
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 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 same but different: Transcriptional responses to inflammatory stimuli in phenotypically discordant monozygotic twins Professor Richard Saffery Paediatrics
The state of abortion services in the Pacific Prof Caroline Homer
The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register (VCPR) Project Leader Dr Sue Reid Paediatrics
Toward the health promoting university: enhancing the student experience and academic outcomes project Project Leader Prof Lena Sanci
General Practice
Towards improved communication for medication safety: addressing the complexities managing medications in hospitalised children Project Leader Professor Fiona Newall Nursing
Towards treatment of intellectual disability caused by errors in the chromatin machinery Professor David Amor Paediatrics
Trans Health Research Dr Ada Cheung
Medicine and Radiology
Translational Obstetrics Group Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Professor Stephen Tong
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Trauma and resilience Centre for Health Equity
Trends in maternal and newborn health outcomes in Demographic Household Surveys in Papua New Guinea (2006 and 2018) Dr Joshua Vogel
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 and defining supportive health/NDIS service environments Prof Christine Imms 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 dna repeat A/Prof Paul Lockhart 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
Unravelling the Inflammatory Signatures of Paediatric Respiratory Disease Dr Melanie Neeland Paediatrics
Using systematic reviews to understand prognosis, diagnosis and effective interventions for children with neurodevelopmental difference and disability Project Leader Dr Kristine Egberts Paediatrics
Utilizing technology to optimise ADHD care Professor Dave Coghill 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
Web-based preventive care intervention for preterm infants and their families – e-prem trial Project Leader Dr Alicia Spittle Physiotherapy
What are the functional consequences of CDKL5 dysregulation in patient derived neuronal cells? Doctor Nicole Van Bergen 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
Wilhelm laboratory: Sex determination and disorders of sex development Head of Laboratory Dr Dagmar Wilhelm
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Wlodek laboratory: Fetal, postnatal & adult physiology & disease laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Mary Wlodek
Physiology
WORKPLAN#3: NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES
Young and ‘care-full': The support needs of young kinship carers Dr Meredith Kiraly, MBSc PhD Social Work
Young Carers Research Fellow Tania King Centre for Health Equity

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