Centre for Neonatal Research and Education

Improving outcomes for premature babies around the world

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.

The Directors of the CNRE are UWA Professor Karen Simmer and UWA Associate Professor Jane Pillow.

Education workshops

The Centre for Neonatal Research and Education hosts education workshops throughout the year primarily designed for postgraduate students, honours students, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers in healthcare to improve clinical guidelines and policies, as well as research studies and publications.

Previous workshops

  • 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.

CNRE-initiated completed projects

Contact Alona Saldanha