Melbourne Children’s shares a culture of collaboration and innovation, underpinned by the knowledge that it is through science we discover new ways of keeping children well, and heal those who are not. Through direct bedside care we translate this knowledge into better health outcomes and healthier lives. And through education and training we embed our knowledge, and the importance of discovery, into the next generation of paediatric specialists. 

We are proud to present some of the projects currently underway at Melbourne Children’s.

Melbourne Children’s Trial Centre

Australia’s only dedicated trials space for children funded by philanthropy.

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Melbourne Children’s Global Health

Melbourne Children’s Global Health aims to reduce inequity and improve child and adolescent health in disadvantaged populations globally. We will achieve this through partnerships in research, public health, education and advocacy.

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LifeCourse – A Melbourne Children’s Research Initiative

LifeCourse aims to maximise the value of population and clinical longitudinal research by bringing together resources and data to address new research questions on communicable and non-communicable diseases, cognitive and language development, mental and behavioural disorders and resilience and wellbeing that cannot be addressed within individual studies alone.

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The Australian Temperament Project

The ATP is a three generation longitudinal study of social and emotional development that has followed over 2000 Young Australians and their families from infancy to adulthood over 15 waves since 1983 (Generation 1 and 2), and over 1000 cohort offspring (Generation 3) since 2012.

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Centre for Health Analytics

Unleashing the power of data to improve health

The Melbourne Children’s Campus is set to become an internationally leading paediatric campus in the use of data to improve all aspects of patient care, operations, education and research with the establishment of the Centre for Health Analytics.    

In August 2020, a generous five-year grant from The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation was approved to create the Centre for Health Analytics at The Melbourne Children’s Campus.  The Centre for Health Analytics will support, deliver and enable health informatics across the Melbourne Children’s Campus.

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Mental Health Central

The Melbourne Children’s Campus has endorsed the development of an innovative, Campus-wide Mental Health Strategy 2021 – 2025 (the Strategy).  The Strategy sets out the vision for an integrated, high quality and evidence-based approach to infant, child and adolescent (0-18 years) mental health care, research, and education across the Melbourne Children’s Campus including (The Royal Children’s Hospital, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne).

The Campus Mental Health Strategy recognises that multiple internal and external factors prevent children and their families from receiving the right mental health care, at the right time and in the right place

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Healthy Trajectories – A Melbourne Children’s Research Initiative

A healthy trajectory means taking your best path in life!

Through our research, Healthy Trajectories aims to make it possible for children and youth whose lives are complicated by disability to reach their full potential for health and participation across the life course. Our research, generously supported by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, focuses on the priorities of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021 to 2031 and the National Disability Research Agenda 2022. Our research programs include Family Wellbeing, Early Childhood Initiatives, Optimising Health Outcomes, and Learning and Belonging. To ensure our research has the greatest impact, all our research is done in partnership with people who have lived experience of disability. Visit our website to learn more about our research and how you can become involved!

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