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.
Vale Professor Michael Gracey AO outstanding paediatrician
Michael Gracey began his long association with Western Australia in 1971 when he, and his wife Dr Valerie Burke came to Perth to establish the Gastroenterology Research Unit linked through the University of Western Australia Department of Child Health to the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.Read more
Health research grants boost to support children
Researchers from UWA have been awarded 14 of 16 WA Child Research Fund grants to improve child health care.Read more
Coronavirus and breastfeeding – clarifying the facts
UWA's lactation research team shares information to help doctors and health professionals support breastfeeding mothers.Read more