18 July 2019

Queensland’s pioneering role in paediatric health research is set to continue with the appointment of Professor Allan Cripps AO as the new chair of the Children’s Health Research Alliance.

The Children’s Health Research Alliance is a joint initiative of Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
It brings together the ‘best of the best’ minds in paediatric research across Queensland, working collaboratively with their peers around the country and internationally, with an aim to transform health outcomes for children and young people.

Currently a Research Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, Professor Cripps has had a distinguished career as both an academic and clinical scientist, working in hospital settings and the pharmaceutical industry. He is the Founding Editor of the Pneumonia journal, the only journal focusing exclusively on the respiratory infection that remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide for children under five.

Children’s Health Queensland Board Chair David Gow said Professor Cripps’ leadership and history of success in the field of health research would enable the Children’s Health Research Alliance to build its research capacity and capability, and ultimately deliver life-changing breakthroughs in care and treatment for children and young people.

“While our focus is here in Queensland, the impact of research undertaken by the Children’s Health Research Alliance will benefit children internationally,” Mr Gow said.

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