Our vision is that the pace, scope and versatility of children’s population research steps up to understand “how healthy development happens, how it can be derailed and what societies can do to keep it on track”.

We seek faster solutions to today’s ‘wicked’ childhood problems, such as obesity, language and learning problems and mental health issues. We seek better health and wellbeing, both for our children now and for the older adults, they will become.

We innovate via:

  • Flexible, multi-use platforms that span cell to society and conception to grave
  • Methods to precisely measure multiple health domains within the same population study
  • Bringing rigorous trials and observational research together in the same platforms
  • Making our datasets available for all researchers.

We are closely linked with the Generation Victoria (GenV) initiative and the Policy and Equity and Health Services groups.