Clinical Sciences

Our researchers work to improve care for babies, children, and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness. We aim for a future whereby children are free from serious acute and chronic illnesses.

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Our research

Our research is improving diagnosis, treatment, and care, saving lives, and creating better outcomes for our most vulnerable. We are involved in the care of babies, children and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the long outcomes of our most vulnerable. 

For those who experience disease or illness, our research strives to ensure that treatment, diagnosis and care is of best-practice for babies, children and adolescents. The key to our research is improving the acute diagnosis and treatment in the paediatric setting, as well as following up the psychosocial and cognitive consequences for children who undergo clinical care. 

Working with globally competitive platforms, including The Royal Children's Hospital clinical databases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), clinical behavioural science expertise and clinician contributions, our researchers work to ensure our research leads to better outcomes for future generations.

Our research is improving diagnosis, treatment, and care, saving lives, and creating better outcomes for our most vulnerable. We are involved in the care of babies, children and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness, with the ultimate aim...

Our research is improving diagnosis, treatment, and care, saving lives, and creating better outcomes for our most vulnerable. We are involved in the care of babies, children and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the long outcomes of our most vulnerable. 

For those who experience disease or illness, our research strives to ensure that treatment, diagnosis and care is of best-practice for babies, children and adolescents. The key to our research is improving the acute diagnosis and treatment in the paediatric setting, as well as following up the psychosocial and cognitive consequences for children who undergo clinical care. 

Working with globally competitive platforms, including The Royal Children's Hospital clinical databases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), clinical behavioural science expertise and clinician contributions, our researchers work to ensure our research leads to better outcomes for future generations.

Clinical Sciences groups

Anaesthetics

Focusing on improving the quality of care received by children before, during, and after their operations.

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Brain and Mind

Improving the lives of children with brain injury by contributing to the development of knowledge in the field at the level of theory, practice, and implementation.

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Developmental Imaging

Improving our knowledge of childhood development and health through the use of sophisticated imaging acquisition and analysis techniques. 

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Emergency 

Improving emergency care for children through research and national and international collaboration.

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Gait Lab & Orthopaedics

Findign the best treatment options for children with bone, muscle, and joint conditions.

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Haematology

Improve the quality of care delivered to sick children and develop strategies to prevent thrombosis in children and adults. 

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Heart

Helping patients and their families manage heart disease.

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Neonatal Research

Improving the treatments and outcomes of ill newborn infants.

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Neurodisability and Rehabilitation 

Improving health, well-being, and quality of life for children with disabilities and their families.

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Neuroscience 

Improving the lives of children with a broad spectrum of neurological disorders.

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Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

Improving the short- and long-term outcome of children after admission to Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

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Surgery

Investigating organ defects and ways to improve treatment.

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Victorian Infant Brain Studies (VIBeS)

Studying long-term neurodevelopmental and health outcomes in very preterm babies and their families.

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