Children’s Intensive Care Research Program

The Children’s Intensive Care Research Program (ChIRP) is dedicated to improving outcomes for critically ill children.

Our main areas of research include:

  • Clinical trial methodology
  • Precision medicine
  • Sepsis identification and treatment
  • Common interventions in intensive care including antibiotics and intravenous fluids
  • Long-term follow up of children discharged from intensive care.

We conduct multicentre multinational studies and collaborate with paediatric intensive care clinicians, nurses, allied health professionals, data scientists, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians.

Read our 2023 Annual Report (PDF, 2.1 MB)

PhD students

Our current research projects include:

Whatever your area or level of study, we have variety of research projects that you can be involved in. Current available research projects are listed below. However, if there is a related area of research in which you are interested, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

We have received funding from:

  • Medical Research Futures Fund
  • National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation, Brisbane
  • Ramaciotti Foundation
  • Financial Markets Foundation for Children
  • Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Domain)
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • ARCH-India

Our ANZ collaborators

  • Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Paediatric Study Group (ANZICS PSG)
  • ARC Training Centre for Information Resilience
  • PICOLO Network

Our UQ collaborators

Our industry and consumer collaborators

  • HeartKids
  • Immunexpress

Our academic collaborators

  • The George Institute
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Griffith University
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • The University of Melbourne

Our clinical collaborators

  • Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
  • The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Westmead
  • The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network – Randwick
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Women’s and Children Hospital, Adelaide
  • Townsville University Hospital
  • Thursday Island Hospital
  • Perth Children’s Hospital
  • Starship Children’s Hospital, New Zealand

Our international collaborators

  • University Children’s Hospital Zurich, Swizterland
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Swizterland
  • Latin American Sepsis Institute (ILAS), Brazil
  • Chonam National University, Republic of Korea
  • The George Institute-India
  • St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi
  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore