Our flagship research programs maximise the collaborative opportunities across MCRI 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.

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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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To understand how we can reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the health and wellbeing of children.

Read about COVID-19

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Transforming outcomes for children with heart disease and heart failure.

Read about Heart Flagship


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High-risk infants

Improve long-term outcomes for high-risk infants.

Read about High-risk infants

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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