Our partners

Children’s Health Queensland strives to be at the forefront of research that delivers the best-possible health outcomes for children and young people. We are proud to partner with leading universities and health organisations across 29 district research groups, all working towards innovative solutions in paediatric health care.

Centre for Children’s Health Research

The Centre for Children’s Health Research is a partnership between Children’s Health Queensland, The University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology, working in collaboration with the Translational Research Institute.

It is an integrated hub of specialist knowledge dedicated to improving the health of children, and facilitating best opportunities for collaborative research projects.

Located on the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital campus in South Brisbane, the centre represents Queensland’s first fully-integrated research facility focused on child and adolescent health research.

The nine-level centre houses wet and dry laboratories, pathology services, a gait laboratory, a nutrition laboratory and the Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank, funded by the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which provides a tissue repository for national and international cancer research. The centre also houses the Queensland Children’s Motion Analysis Service and the Children’s Nutrition Research Centre.

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to working collaboratively with key research partners including:

The Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) was established to improve health outcomes for children with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injuries. QCPRRC website
Genetic Health Queensland (GHQ) is a statewide service that provides clinical genetic services across Queensland by a team of specialist health-care professionals. We see individuals and their families with a suspected or known inherited or genetic health condition. Genetic Health Queensland website
UQ’s Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) brings together leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. Child health is a critical area in which to invest research effort. Evidence is mounting that the health of a person at their conception, during gestation and during their early years may determine how healthy they will be throughout life. Research that aims to understand more about the health of children has the potential to prevent disease and disability before it even occurs.

UQ CHRC is composed of a number of research groups who conduct studies across the spectrum of health – child nutrition, maternal health and neonatal health, burns and trauma, respiratory disease, environmental health, social and emotional wellbeing, cerebral palsy and rehabilitation, and more. Our groups work collaboratively within the centre, across UQ, and alongside other industry, government and research partners to understand the factors that ensure good health in childhood and to prevent and treat disease and disability. Our collective vision is to prevent disease and disability before it occurs, thereby giving children the gift of lifelong health.

The University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre. UQ website

QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation aims to improve healthcare outcomes for individuals and communities by bringing together the best minds in health, science and biomedical engineering. This multidisciplinary approach is made possible through collaboration and partnership with other leading health research facilities such as Children’s Health Queensland.

Many of our research strengths are concentrated into specialist research centres, programs and laboratories that bring together leading researchers and outstanding facilities. Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation website

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners is a collaborative health science network between Diamatina Health Partners, Mayne Health Science Alliance, and Children’s Health Queensland. The network focuses on using local and international research about the most devastating diseases and conditions plaguing our community to accelerate the application of new and improved treatments. Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners website
Under their research philosophy, ‘bench to bedside’, the Translational Research Institute (TRI) specialises in applying breakthroughs made in the laboratory improving healthcare in the community. The distinguished founders of the TRI include The University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, Mater Medical Research Institute and Queensland Health (inclusive of Children’s Health Queensland). Translational Research Institute Australia website

Children’s Health Research Alliance

The Children’s Health Research Alliance was created to pursue a program of ‘big ideas’ that change health outcomes for children through world-class paediatric research. The alliance is a joint initiative of Children’s Health Queensland and the Children’s Hospital Foundation, who will work collaboratively to:

  • Transform health outcomes for children
  • Make a major contribution to global research
  • Build research capacity in targeted research areas
  • Reduce the burden of disease on the health system and broader economy.

The Research Alliance targets research areas based on evidence and need, such as burden of disease, causes of death and hospitalisation. It networks with universities and other national health and Medical Research Council-approved institutions who are undertaking cutting-edge children’s health research in Queensland.
The alliance is managed by the Research Alliance Board.

Key principles underpinning its activities include:

  • Focus
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Capacity building
  • Innovation
  • Excellence
  • Translation and impact.

Key contacts

CHQ

t: +61 7 3069 7230
e: CHQ_DirResearch@health.qld.gov.au

UQ

Child Health Research Centre
Professor Karen Moritz
Director – Child Health Research Centre (CHRC)
UQ Director – Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR)

QUT

Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Professor Geoff Cleghorn
Director – Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
QUT Director – Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR)