Our breadth of world-leading research capability and international collaborations is enabled by our expansive research facilities, state of the art technologies and unique location with The Royal Children’s Hospital. It's why we are home to over 1,400 of the best researchers and scientists.

Murdoch Children's research and expertise spans more than 150 common and rare diseases and conditions affecting children.

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Research at Murdoch Children's

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Research areas

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Strategic collaborations

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Technology and enablers

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Core facilities and services

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Projects

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Researcher training and resources

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Centres of Research Excellence

Our centre's are bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe.

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Students

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Murdoch Children's Flagship research

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Aboriginal Health

Working with Aboriginal communities to promote health, wellbeing and equity for all.

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Allergy

Saving lives, improving health and reducing the cost of allergy.

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Covid-19

Creating the robust evidence we need to understand, treat and prevent COVID-19, and the impacts for kids.

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High risk infants

Improve long-term outcomes for high-risk infants.

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Infection

Reduce misuse of antibiotics and minimise drug resistance and side effects.

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Kidney

Develop new therapies for kidney disease.

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Neurodevelopment

Transform our treatment of autism, social impairment and intellectual disability.

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Rare disease

Improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.

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