Centre for Neonatal Research and Education
The Centre for Neonatal Research and Education (CNRE) aims to prevent death and disability associated with diseases in newborns by increasing knowledge and understanding of clinical, biochemical and physiological processes of health and disease in newborn babies.
Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely (before 37 completed weeks’ gestation), and prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five years of age.
The CNRE was established in 2011, and was pivotal in securing $2.5 million National Health and Medical Research Council funding as a Centre of Research Excellence in 2013.
It co-ordinates the academic activities of the medical, nursing and allied health staff working in the Neonatal Clinical Care Unit based at King Edward and Perth Children’s hospitals.
The CNRE has provided education at state and national levels by offering a Graduate Diploma and master’s degree in Neonatology through UWA between 2014 and 2017, as well as hosting regular education workshops.
These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers working in healthcare to improve clinical guidelines and policies, as well as research studies and publications.
- Literature Search - the core aspect of systematic reviews 23 June 2018
- Literature Search Workshop 20 January 2018
- Systematic Reviews Workshop for Randomised Clinical Trials 3-4 June 2017
- Retinopathy of Prematurity Symposium 26 November 2016
- Advanced Mechanical Ventilation in Neonates 10-11 April 2014
Interested in our workshops?
Keep up to date with upcoming education workshops held by the CNRE by submitting an expression of interest form.
New Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Karen Simmer for being inducted into the prestigious Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellowship.Read more
Jane Pillow 10 of the Best - National Health and Medical Research Council
Through their important research, the team is discovering new ways to help premature babies breathe more easily, playing a valuable role in enhancing the immediate and long-term health outcomes for these babies.Read more
Coconut oil trial success
A recent clinical trial driven by the CNRE has been successfully translated into routine clinical practice for the care of premature babies. Coconut oil is now used routinely at the King Edward Memorial Hospital to improve the skin integrity of premature babies.Read more