About our Centre

Launched in 2015, the Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) brings together leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. Our research aims to understand more about the health of children and the potential to prevent disease and disability before it even occurs.

With mounting evidence that long-term health is influenced by parental health during pre-conception and gestation and throughout a child’s early years, investing research effort into children’s health is critical.

UQ CHRC encompasses a number of research groups undertaking research across the full spectrum of children’s health - from maternal health and neonatal health, burns and trauma, respiratory disease, cerebral palsy and rehabilitation, through to environmental health along with social and emotional wellbeing. These groups work collaboratively within the centre, across UQ, and alongside industry, government and research partners to understand the factors that ensure health in childhood and to prevent and treat disease and disability.

No matter what our individual research groups are focused on – our collective vision is the same: to prevent disease and disability before it occurs, thereby giving children the gift of life-long health.

We want to resolve the big questions to benefit our smallest people.