We bring together the brightest minds and solve the biggest health issues for children, from pre-conception to young adulthood.

Our team of more than 1,800+ world-leading researchers working across more than 150 diseases is dedicated to making discoveries to prevent and treat childhood conditions.

Many of our researchers are also clinicians at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, where we are based. Their research is informed by the problems facing their patients but it also means when a discovery is made, this is quickly transformed into practical treatments for children in the hospital. 

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MCRI research improves the lives of millions of children each year. We research health conditions including diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth and mental health problems, which are on the rise in our children, along with conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.

MCRI research improves the lives of millions of children each year. We research health conditions including diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth and mental health problems, which are on the rise in our children, along with conditions including...

MCRI research improves the lives of millions of children each year. We research health conditions including diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth and mental health problems, which are on the rise in our children, along with conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.

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Vision & values

We are guided by a strong set of beliefs that shape how we think and act.

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Leadership

Meet our MCRI leaders.

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Partnerships

We have many partnerships and collaborations, in Australia and around the world.

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Corporate publications

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Careers

Work with our brilliant minds to create a positive impact.

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Our research

With over 1,800 researchers and staff, their expertise spans the A to Z of common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children such as asthma, food allergies, mental health, Autism, concussion, heart disease, kidney disease, brain injuries, genetic disorders, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19, tuberculosis and other respiratory infections.  

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