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Associate Professor Anthony Kicic is a researcher with the Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre, which is a powerhouse partnership between Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and Perth Children’s Hospital.

The Wal-yan Centre, which launched last year, is a global epicentre for paediatric respiratory research, informing clinical practice and driving a new research agenda for childhood lung health.

Building on 30 years of experience, where WA’s respiratory researchers have been recognised as among the best in the world, the Centre brings together clinicians, scientists, and community members from across the globe with a united goal – to prevent childhood respiratory illness and ensure that all children have healthy lungs for life.

The English translation of our Noongar name of place is Place of Healthy Lungs. Wal-yan means lungs and Warlang-up means healthy place. The Centre sits on Noongar land, and we respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners. We also acknowledge Walter Jnr McGuire and Elder May McGuire for the Noongar name of place with English translation.