Kids Research Institute (KRI) is based at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia. Our vision is to become a world leading translational research centre for children by:

  • Discovering new insights into how diseases work, diagnostic methods, and treatments
  • Translating research outcomes into clinical practice within the hospital and community
  • Finding which potential treatments are effective & safe via the Australian Children's Clinical Trials Centre
  • Working collaboratively locally, nationally and internationally to improve children's health
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Prestigious Research Medal Awarded to Professor Kathryn North

On Tuesday, 16th October, Professor Kathryn North AM was presented with the prestigious Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research following her role in discovering what researchers have termed the ‘gene for speed’ Read full story...

Professor Elizabeth Elliott recognised as one of Australia’s top 100 influential women

Prof Elizabeth Elliott has been recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding women who are using their influence to improve business and society. The Inaugural 100 Women of Influence awards, sponsored by The Australian Financial Review and Westpac, were held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. The finalists were selected from across the economy by a panel of leading Australians Read full story...

First Paediatrician Elected to National Health and Medical Research Council

World-leading paediatric neurologist and geneticist, Professor Kathryn North, has been elected to join the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as chairperson of the Research Committee. Professor North is the first paediatrician to be elected to the council, a position awarded to people who display leadership and expertise in their chosen medical fields Read full story...