Centres of Research Excellence

Our National Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) are funded through five-year National Health and Medical Research Council grants, bringing together leading researchers, clinicians and families from across Australia and the globe. The CREs each aim to improve health outcomes for children and families, and promote improved translation of research outcomes of policy and practice in their given area of expertise.

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Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity

Creating a sustainable service and co-designed to improve children’s mental health by early detection and response to family adversity.

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Working to help adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy live a full and healthy life.

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Centre for Ethics of Paediatric Genomics (CEPG)

The world’s first ethics research centre specifically devoted to ethical issues in paediatric genomics.

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Centre for Food and Allergy Research

Investigating paediatric food allergy and food-related immune disorders.

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Health analysis

Centre for Health Analytics

Supporting, delivering and enabling health informatics across the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

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Centre of Research Excellence in Global Adolescent Health

Exploring neglected areas of adolescent health, including groups experiencing significant discrimination or disadvantage specifically, Indigenous young people and young people in contact with the justice system.

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Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine

Improving health outcomes for all newborn babies and their families.

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NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Pneumococcal Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific

Addressing outstanding research gaps for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) use in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Paediatric Emergency Medicine Centre

Emergency Department patient care throughout Australasia.

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Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language

Identifying, understanding, and targeting the causes of developmental speech and language disorders.

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Stronger Futures Centre of Research Excellence

Building resilience and breaking intergenerational cycles of intergenerational trauma and social inequity.

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Victorian Centre for Biostatistics

Building Biostatistics in Victoria.

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Completed Centres of Research Excellence

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Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language

Investigating factors that affect and improve child language and development

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Centre of Research Excellence in Neuromuscular Disorders

Improving diagnosis, facilitating prevention and transforming treatment from compassionate management to effective therapy

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