Research is ongoing to detect, prevent and treat the many chronic physical and mental disorders that originate in childhood to improve the health of all children and adolescents.
Internationally, the Robinson Research Institute is known for achieving advances in childhood and adolescent mental health and diabetes. It is also recognised nationally as being at the forefront of immunisation research.
The Robinson Research Institute leads our child and adolescent health research, and an in-depth explanation of this research area is available on the Robinson Research Institute’s website.
Our research centres and institutes working in this area
- Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (Professor David Brennan)
- Robinson Research Institute (Professor Sarah Robertson)
- Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit (Professor Alex Brown)
Our research groups working in this area
- Adelaide Spinal Research Group (Professor Brian Freeman)
- Allergy and Vaccine Research Group (Professor Michael Gold)
- BetterStart - Child Health and Development Research Group (Professor John Lynch)
- Cerebral Palsy Research Group (Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan)
- Diabetes Research Group (Professor Jennifer Couper)
- Health, Disability and Lifespan Development Research Group (Professor Deborah Turnbull)
- Health of Pregnant Mothers and Babies (Professor Jodie Dodd)
- Intellectual Disability Research (Associate Professor Cheryl Shoubridge)
- Neurogenetics Group (Professor Jozef Gecz)
- Primary Care and Health Services Research Group (Professor Nigel Stocks)
- Vaccines and Infectious Disease Unit (Professor Helen Marshall)
- Critical and Ethical Mental Health Research Group (Professor Jon Jureidini)
For additional leads in this area of research, please contact Child and Adolescent Health researchers.
We offer exciting opportunities for researchers at the honours, masters and PhD levels. Our research degrees are open to a broad range of backgrounds, and range from basic sciences to clinical research. If you are interested in human health, consider furthering your research career with us.