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MCRI Research for kids

As Australia’s largest child health research institute, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has children at the heart of our approach to the research questions that come from COVID-19.
 
Our research is addressing COVID-19 from all angles to provide governments, businesses and families with the evidence-based answers and tools we all need. We’re working in collaboration with our national and international partners to make a world of difference, for children today and generations to come.

Find out how we’re working to address COVID-19 and its impacts

COVID-19 Immunity
and infection

There are a lot of questions about COVID-19 and kids, and we’re looking for the answers. We are researching how COVID-19 is transmitted in kids and what recovery looks like.

COVID-19 Mental
health and wellbeing

At MCRI, we know that COVID-19 is presenting major mental health challenges. We’re working with kids, parents and communities to mitigate the impact now, and into the future.

COVID-19 Vulnerable
children and families

We’re focused on the vulnerable populations at particular risk in the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes refugee and asylum seeker families, and families experiencing poverty and violence.

COVID-19 Vaccines
and antivirals

Developing effective prevention and treatments for COVID-19 is a focus worldwide. We’re working with local and international partners to find answers that can help kids around the world.

COVID-19 Pregnancy
and newborns

During COVID-19, new and expectant parents might have a lot of questions. We are working to learn about new parents’ experiences of the pandemic, in Australia and overseas.

COVID-19 in Low- and Mid-Income Countries

In countries with less well-developed health systems, COVID-19 could be devastating. We are measuring the impact for children and their families, and developing mitigation strategies.