Led by Professor Maria Makrides, SAHMRI Women and Kids is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of women, children and families, particularly those most at risk of poor health outcomes.
Our research is conducted under the following programs:
CHILD NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTRE (CNRC)
- Led by Professor Tim Green
The Child Nutrition Research Centre is committed to improving the health outcomes of women and their children through tailored nutritional interventions, with particular interest in reducing prematurity and the associated health consequences, supporting optimal growth and reducing allergic disease in early childhood.
PREGNANCY AND PERINATAL CARE
The Pregnancy and Perinatal Care Research Program deliver systematic synthesis of evidence for facilitation of guideline development to improve policy and practice for pregnancy and the perinatal period.
CHILDHOOD DISABILITY PREVENTION
- Led by Professor Jozef Gecz
The Childhood Disability Prevention Research Program aims to combine genomic and basic science techniques with clinical medicine to minimise the impacts of childhood disabilities, to address the unmet need for more personalised treatments and interventions for neurocognitive disorders.
ABORIGINAL FAMILIES HEALTH RESEARCH PARTERSHIP
- Led by Ms Karen Glover
The Aboriginal Families Health Research Partnership aims to conduct community-driven research and translation into culturally respectful and ongoing improvements for health and well-being of Aboriginal children, their parents and carers and the services providing care.