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.

For more information, contact research team leader Professor Peter Le Souef at [email protected] or on +61 8 9340 8173.

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Research in the department is conducted in collaboration with:

Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH)

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.

Telethon Kids Institute

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.

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH)

We collaborate with KEMH to advance research into maternal-foetal medicine, obstetrics, midwifery, perinatology, neonatology, perinatal mental health and gynaecology.

Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

Telethon Kids Institute

King Edward Memorial Hospital Women and Newborn Health Service

Contact Associate Professor Peter Richmond

Head of Division, Paediatrics