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.
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
Life-changing research to be showcased at Telethon Family Festival 2021
As the 54th Telethon prepares to kick off in Perth this weekend, The University of Western Australia is preparing to give audiences a first-hand glimpse at some of the world-class research funded by the charity event.Read more
UWA and Telethon Making a Difference for Child Health
Telethon and UWA have a lot in common. Both institutions, established in WA, channel the goodwill and philanthropy of the community to enable life-changing research which is improving the lives and health outcomes of children locally and globally.Read more