Clinical Sciences

Researchers in the Clinical Sciences Theme are involved in the care of babies, children and adolescents with serious acute and chronic illness, with the ultimate aim of saving lives and improving the long outcomes of our most vulnerable. Ultimately we aim for a future whereby children are free from serious acute and chronic illnesses, but for those who do experience disease or illness, research in the Clinical Sciences Theme strives to ensure that treatment, diagnosis and care is of best-practice for babies, children and adolescents.  

The key to our research is improving the acute diagnosis and treatment in the paediatric setting, as well as follow-up of the psychosocial and cognitive consequences for children who undergo clinical care. Working with globally competitive platforms including The Royal Children's Hospital clinical databases, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), clinical behavioural science expertise and clinician contributions, our researchers are committed to ensuring research is translated into better outcomes for future generations.

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