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Our structure

  • The Centre’s strength lies in its unique structure. Our staff have a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including paediatrics, psychology, education and allied health, and are able to draw on expertise across three internal units – Community Health Services Research, Clinical Services, and Policy, Equity and Translation.

    Community Health Services Research

    The Community Health Services Research unit conducts high-quality research leading to effective and sustainable interventions to support children facing problems in the areas of:

    • Development, behaviour and mental health
    • Sleep
    • Language, learning and literacy
    • Obesity
    • Hearing
    • Food allergy

    Clinical Services

    Our Clinical Services offer specialist paediatric consultancy for children with a range of developmental and behavioural concerns, including:

    • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioural disorders
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social and communication disorders
    • Early childhood developmental problems
    • Unsettled babies and sleep problems
    • Learning difficulties and school problems
    • Bowel and bladder dysfunction

    Policy, Equity and Translation

    The Policy, Equity and Translation unit takes an ecological approach to improving outcomes for children and families, and has a particular focus on children’s health and development inequalities. Our work involves:

    Service delivery trials in health and education

    • Measurement and evaluation
    • Community engagement and service co-production

    • Evidence synthesis and translation

    • Policy and program design
    • Training and professional development

    Together, the three units work to promote optimal development for children, prevent common childhood conditions and problems, and transform service systems and methods of practice.


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.