Overview

Kids Research is committed to better understanding the diseases of childhood and to discover innovative treatments to help children and young people live their healthiest lives.

We are the research division of Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, located in Westmead in Sydney's West and Randwick in Sydney's East. Kids Research includes research undertaken by our students, affiliated academic staff and research staff at both of Sydney’s paediatric hospitals, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

Our 600 researchers, support staff and students are dedicated to discovering new ways to improve the health of children. Many of our researchers are also clinicians, ensuring our world-leading research is quickly translated into treatments for their young patients. Their research is informed by the situations faced by the kids they treat.

Our work comprises three main areas: basic science in the laboratory to understand disease processes in children; clinical research to develop better diagnosis and treatment methods; and population health research to understand the impact of disease in the broader community.

We encourage collaboration with our key partners Children's Cancer Institute, Children's Medical Research Institute, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, as well as with many other prestigious institutions in Australia and overseas.

We are part of Paediatrio, a cooperative joint venture between Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Children's Cancer Institute, and Children's Medical Research Institute, established to coordinate and integrate paediatric research in Sydney and potentially NSW.

We are a member of Sydney Health Partners and the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise (SPHERE), two of the Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres in Australia as recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council for being a world leader in translating research into better health outcomes for our community.

We are key partner of the Westmead Research Hub, the largest medical research precinct in NSW.