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