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First published Tuesday 17 August 2021.

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Please direct general enquiries to our reception on (08) 6319 1000.

Please direct media enquiries to our media team:

Tamara Hunter
Senior Communications Officer
Phone: 08 6319 1644 (office) or 0459 859 126 (mobile)
Email: Tamara Hunter

Alison Savage
Senior Communications Officer (Media)
Phone: 08 6319 1073 (office)
Email: Alison Savage

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About Telethon Kids Institute

The Telethon Kids Institute is based within the Perth Children’s Hospital, and is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of around 1,000 staff, students and honoraries.

We've created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and development of children through excellence in research, and the application of that knowledge.

The Institute is headed by leading paediatrician and infectious diseases expert Professor Jonathan Carapetis, with Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley now Patron.

Telethon Kids is independent and not-for-profit. The majority of funding comes from our success in winning national and international competitive research grants. We also receive significant philanthropic support from corporate Australia and the community, most notably through our Principal Partner, Telethon.

About the Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre

The Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre is a global epicentre for paediatric respiratory research informing advancements in clinical practice, driving a new research agenda for childhood lung health. Bringing together clinicians, scientists and the community, as well as the brightest minds from around the globe, the Centre aims to prevent and cure respiratory illness in children and ensure that all children have healthy lungs for life.

The Centre has a 30-year legacy of globally competitive research from diverse groups of internationally acclaimed researchers in Western Australia, working in the area of paediatric respiratory research. A powerhouse partnership between the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital and the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation ensures that the Centre will lead paediatric research in Australia and contribute significantly to global efforts to improve the lives of children with respiratory conditions and their families.