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 1,400 talented researchers 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 the Institute is 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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Murdoch Children’s 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, and along with conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.

Murdoch Children’s 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, and along with...

Murdoch Children’s 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, and along with conditions including cancer and genetic disorders that remain unsolved.

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Vision & values

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Leadership

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Partnerships

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Our Research

With over 1,500 researchers and staff, their expertise spans the A to Z of common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children – for example mental health, allergies, autism, concussion, heart disease, kidney disease, brain injuries, genetic disorders, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.  

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