Research areas

Our Research

Kids Research has approximately 600 researchers and support staff. Our passionate team of world-class researchers are dedicated to improving the lives of children with many illnesses including cancer, bone diseases, genetic conditions, diabetes & obesity, infectious diseases, brain & muscle disorders, sleep disorders, kidney and liver disease.

Our research involves basic science in the laboratory to better understand disease processes in children; clinical research to develop better diagnostic techniques and treatment methods and population health research to understand the impact of disease in the broader community.

This research spans seven major research themes - we invite you to browse through the research themes for an in-depth look at the aims and outcomes of our research.

It is through research that we find cures for childhood diseases and develop better treatments for children. Many of our researchers are also clinicians, ensuring that our world-leading research is rapidly translated into treatments for their patients, and that these children have early access to innovative and new treatments.