Prevention and early detection

Children’s Health Queensland has a strong focus on primary and secondary prevention of injury and illness. Innovation and advances in the early detection of serious illnesses are essential to deliver the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families. Our areas of study include infectious diseases, trauma, injury prevention, child development including social and emotional wellbeing, neurodevelopmental disorders, physical activity, nutrition and growth, family health, sun safety, oral health, and immunisation. Our research and findings are shared with Queensland Health’s Preventative Health Branch, to embed the enhancements in clinical practice. We also influence and drive investment in population research and sustainable services to help give all Queensland children a great start.

Research areas

  • Audiology and ear health
  • Brain injury and rehabilitation
  • Burns and trauma
  • Child development
  • Dietetics and nutrition
  • Immunisation
  • Infectious diseases
  • Neurodevelopmental medicine
  • Ophthalmology and eye health
  • Speech pathology