CKR Clinical Research Program

Group Leader: Professor Jonathan Craig

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the seventh most common cause of death in Australia, and one in three Australians are at increased risk of kidney disease. This means many children with CKD are requiring long-term dialysis while waiting for a kidney transplant, which can take up to five years.

Urinary incontinence, renal infections and other disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract are also a major health issue for some children.

Our clinical research program is highly translational, addressing the current health problems of children with kidney disease and disorders of the urinary tract. Our leading researchers are renal physicians, nephrologists and clinical psychologists caring for children with these illnesses.

We use the most current and rigorous research methodologies to find better ways to diagnose, treat and manage CKD and other renal disorders in children. Please visit our Current Projects page for more information.