Improving the health and wellbeing of children
UWA’s Paediatrics Division researches areas including developmental neuroscience, paediatric infectious diseases, genetic epidemiology, vaccine immunology and adolescent health. Located at the Perth Children’s Hospital in Nedlands, the division's researchers provide clinical services at Telethon Kids Institute and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. This offers our students real-life exposure to patients, research facilities and collaborative opportunities. We take pride in teaching paediatrics to medical students and assisting with postgraduate training for paediatrics and related scientific fields.
Multi-Centre, Multi-Disciplinary Study Using a Systems Biology Approach to Investigate Immunomodulation in Children with Acute Wheeze
Through this project we are developing simple markers of respiratory and immune system gene-expression signatures to predict clinical course and response to treatment in children with acute severe wheezing.
Research in the department is conducted in collaboration with:
The PCH is a specialist paediatric hospital and trauma centre providing medical care to children and adolescents up to 16 years of age. Many of our researchers are based out of the hospital.
We work in partnership with researchers at Telethon Kids Institute, at the Perth Children’s Hospital, to discover new treatments for the diseases that target children and young people.
We collaborate with KEMH to advance research into maternal-foetal medicine, obstetrics, midwifery, perinatology, neonatology, perinatal mental health and gynaecology.
Breastfeeding short courses aim to help mums and babies
UWA is introducing two new online short courses in Lactology incorporating the latest in breastfeeding research, with the ultimate aim of improving the feeding experience for mums and their babies.Read more
Top health experts elected to prestigious national academy
Two health leaders from The University of Western Australia have been elected as new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.Read more
Two UWA projects awarded WA Child Research Fund grants
Two research groups from The University of Western Australia have received WA Child Research Fund grants to investigate non-invasive treatment for glue-ear and the role of visual mental imagery in maternal vaccination delay and refusal.Read more