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Meet the CheckPoint team

Who is Who?

Growing up in Australia's Child Health CheckPoint is led by Professor Melissa Wake at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Professor Wake has played a key role in designing the health aspects of Growing Up in Australia since its inception in 2002.  Alongside her is a large investigator team, comprising researchers from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital, Deakin University, University of South Australia, University of Sydney, Australian National University, University of Tasmania, University of Western Australia, Adelaide University, the National University of Singapore, Oxford University, the Burnett Institute, the Children's Hospital Westmead, The George Institute for Global Health and the Singapore National Eye Centre. In addition, there is representation from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Government Department of Social Services (DSS) - the government agencies who oversee Growing Up in Australia. Assisting the investigator team is the project team. The project team is led by Dr Susan Clifford and based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The project team manage the day-to-day running of the project.

Chief Investigator

Professor Melissa Wake

 

Investigator team members
  

Dr Peter Azzopardi

Burnett Institute

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Royal Children's Hospital

Prof Louise Baur

Children's Hospital Westmead
The University of Sydney

Prof David Burgner

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Prof John Carlin

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The University of Melbourne

A/Prof Michael Cheung

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Prof Jonathon Craig

The University of Sydney

Prof Terry Dwyer

The George Institute for Global Health

Oxford University

A/Prof Ben Edwards

The Australian National University

A/Prof Lisa Gold

Deakin University

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr Jessica Kerr

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The University of Melbourne

Dr Fiona Mensah

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The University of Melbourne

Prof Tim Olds

The University of South Australia

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Prof Sarath Ranganathan

Royal Children's Hospital

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr Helen Rogers

Australian Government, Department of Social Services

Prof Richard Saffery

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The University of Melbourne

Prof Michael Sawyer

The University of Adelaide

Prof James Sharman

The University of Tasmania

Dr Peter Simm

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Royal Children's Hospital

Mr Luke Stevens 

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Prof Tien Wong

Singapore National Eye Centre

National University of Singapore

The University of Melbourne

Prof Stephen Zubrick

Telethon Kids Institute

The University of Western Australia