The Child Health at UQ Research Network aims to build new collaborations and capacity in priority areas of child health research.  The network brings together more than 200 leading child health researchers and spans two faculties and two university research institutes, these being:

  • the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
  • the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences,
  • the Queensland Brain Institute, and
  • the Insitute of Molecular Biosciences.

Research collaborations traverse basic biomedical science, through to clinical, public health and social science, research and seek to respond to important challenges impacting child health, including prenatal risk factors, nutrition and the emotional wellbeing of children.

The network will position UQ as an international leader in child health research, driving collaborations and outcomes that will make a real impact on the health and social fabric of our community and help us to retain and attract world-class child health researchers to UQ.

Our Vision

International excellence in basic, clinical, applied, and public health research aimed at understanding child development and disease, improving child health and wellbeing, and reducing the risk and managing the consequences of illness and injury.

Our Mission

  • Support a cohesive multidisciplinary team of UQ child health researchers who work together productively, regardless of physical or administrative structures
  • Attract strategic investment from a range of sources
  • Facilitate research that addresses important scientific, clinical and applied problems in the area of child health
  • Enable research outcomes that can be translated into improvements in child health
  • Contribute to the education and training of child health researchers and practitioners