Our population health research is focused on the pressing health issues of children in urban and remote areas, especially improving the health of Indigenous children. This population health research is complemented by a strong research focus aimed at improving health services for children in Australia.
These research programs ensure we continue to improve children's health and well-being through better understanding of the epidemiology and impact of childhood diseases, the social and environmental factors that contribute to these diseases, and the determinants that affect children's health outcomes.
Population health research at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is conducted by multidisciplinary translational research teams led by Professor Raghu Lingam, UNSW, and Professor Natasha Nassar, University of Sydney.
These groups collaborate with several departments across SCHN, as well as with our partners in other organisations, local health districts and state and federal governments to inform health service delivery and policy through innovation, collaboration, research, policy development and advocacy. Our researchers also lead a number of collaborative translational research projects within SPHERE, Sydney Health Partners and Paediatrio.