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.
Colostrum provides long-lasting immunity boost for babies
The first drop of mother’s milk a baby receives after birth, known as colostrum, can dramatically alter its susceptibility to worm infections months to years later, according to an international study.Read more
Scrubs in the Bush 2024
Are you a medical student considering rural practice? Come and chat to experienced rural doctors during skills sessions and networking breaks at Scrubs in the Bush on Sunday 17 March.Read more
$6 million funding boost for child health research
Child health research, including several projects that address WA's recent winter spike in respiratory conditions, has been boosted by grants worth $6 million.Read more