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We've created a new kind of research institute - an institute where kids are at the heart of everything we do.

Our bold blueprint brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.


Research Focus Areas

The Early Environment

The early environment affects health and development in childhood and beyond. Its influence starts from before a child is even conceived.

Chronic Diseases of Childhood

Chronic diseases in children require very different investigation and treatment to similar conditions in adults. Childhood cancers, diabetes, lung and heart diseases are debilitating and often life threatening.

Brain & Behaviour

Brain and behaviour is at the core of many issues affecting childrens' ongoing health and wellbeing.
At the Telethon Kids Institute, this research encompasses a child's learning, development and mental health - and the impact of conditions like cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disability.

Aboriginal Health

The need to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families is a priority in every research focus area at the Telethon Kids Institute.

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