Technology and enablers

Our researchers tell us that at MCRI they feel like the structure and the organisation allows them to achieve impact faster than anywhere else.

Many of the drivers for our impact are formed through collaborations with Melbourne Children’s campus partners: MCRI, The Royal Children’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Paediatrics.


Developmental imaging 

The Developmental Imaging research group facilitates high quality medical imaging research. The aim is improve knowledge of childhood development and health through sophisticated medical imaging acquisition and analysis techniques, and to translate the findings and innovations into improved diagnostic and therapeutic care for children and adolescents.

Knowledge, translation and impact

The Melbourne Children’s Knowledge Translation and Impact team support researchers from across the campus to translate their research into impactful outcomes for children. They also help the campus to develop an agreed, coherent and compelling definition for research impact.

Digital technologies 

Digital technologies at MCRI develop evidence-based, clinically validated health technology solutions that solve real world problems in collaboration with our brightest clinician-research innovators; and evaluate and implement internal and external digital technologies to improve healthcare and research on the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

Health services research

Health Services Research (HSR) translates research findings to create meaningful impact on health care and education. It drives innovation and identifies the most effective ways to organise, manage, finance and deliver high quality care for children.

Health informatics

The Centre for Health Informatics supports the drive to become an internationally leading paediatric campus in the use of data to improve all aspects of patient care, operations, education and research.


Biostatistics is fundamentally important across many clinical and health problems, because almost all modern research involving patients and children relies heavily on statistical methods in order to design high-quality studies and to analyse and interpret the resulting data appropriately. MCRI’s biostatistics group, the Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU), is widely regarded as a leading example of how internationally renowned biostatistical expertise can be developed and integrated into major health research programs.

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Melbourne Children's Trial Centre

The Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre supports clinical trials internally and externally, from design to delivery.

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Extensive population and clinical studies designed to address different questions central to early life health and development. These studies provide a unique opportunity to inform new approaches to prevention and treatment across childhood and adolescence.

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