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.
Mental health expert wins Most Inspiring Woman of the Year Award
The University of Western Australia’s Professor Helen Milroy, a prominent child and adolescent psychiatrist, is the recipient of the 2022 Momentum Most Inspiring Woman of the Year Award.Read more
When will my immunity wane and am I protected against variants?
According to Professor Peter Richmond, Head of Paediatrics at UWA’s School of Medicine and Head of the Vaccine Trials Group at the Telethon Kids Institute, when dealing with the pandemic the idea is to get population immunity as quickly as possible.Read more
Treatments that induce peanut allergy remission in children discovered
Researchers have discovered two peanut allergy treatments for children that are both highly effective at inducing remission and desensitisation.Read more