Flagship research

Our flagship research programs maximise the collaborative opportunities across the Murdoch Children's and the Melbourne Children’s Campus to increase the translation of clinical research into practice, transforming child and adolescent health.

Flagship Aboriginal health

Aboriginal health

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

Read about Aboriginal health

Adolescent health

Adolescent health and wellbeing

Improving the health of future generations.

Read about Adolescent health and wellbeing

Flagship Allergy


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

Read about Allergy

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Research to transform the treatment and lifelong care for childhood cancer.

Read about Cancer research

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

Read about COVID-19

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Heart failure

Transforming outcomes for children with heart disease and heart failure.

Read about Heart failure


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High-risk infants

Improve long-term outcomes for high-risk infants.

Read about High-risk infants

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

Read about Infection

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Develop new therapies for kidney disease

Read about Kidney therapies


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Transform our treatment of autism, social impairment and intellectual disability

Read about Neurodevelopment

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Rare Disease

Improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.

Read about Rare disease