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Head of Research, Kids Rehab WA Honorary Research Fellow


Professor Jane Valentine is a senior consultant paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital and Head of Research for Kids Rehab WA and for the years 2004-2019 was the Head of Department, Kids Rehab WA. She leads a clinically integrated research unit with an established consumer reference group. Her research work focuses on translation to improve outcomes for Children and their families with direct impact on policy and practice.

Professor Valentine was part of the international team that in 2017 published the international guidelines for the early detection of Cerebral Palsy (CP) and recently the International Clinical Practice Guideline Based on Systematic Reviews for early intervention for children with or at risk of CP. This has led her to establish with her team the at-risk CP clinical early intervention clinic, ensuring early diagnosis and early evidence-based intervention and entry into NHMRC funded trials for babies with CP and most importantly improved outcomes for the child and their family.

Professor Valentine has also published extensively on the short and long-term outcomes of children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (CP) treated with Botulinum toxin .

Professor Valentine is the Co-Lead, Early Moves NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Study, a large scale cohort study to identify early biomarkers for cognitive impairment.