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We need research now more than ever

Thanks to 30 years of support from the WA community, Telethon Kids Institute is home to some of the world’s best researchers – internationally recognised experts in clinical trials, infectious diseases, epidemiology, respiratory and public health.

That’s why we’re an integral part of the scientific global response to COVID-19.

While children will always be at the heart of what we do, right now we’re focussing our expertise and cutting-edge research platforms on responding to this devastating pandemic.

We have the existing research infrastructure and strong links with community that allow us to rapidly design and embed COVID-19 studies without starting from scratch. We have the critical mass of experts working together, frontline clinicians from across the state, global infectious disease experts (who are working first hand on the data from Wuhan, China), global disease mapping specialists and clinical trial experts all supported by the cutting edge technology and facilities.

At Telethon Kids, we have developed a COVID-19 research program that includes projects that must be undertaken immediately while developing others that will be critical to our understanding as we move through this crisis. 

National Community Advisory Group

Telethon Kids Institute has supported community involvement and engagement over the past two decades and today has one of the largest and well-developed community engagement programs in research in the world.

Currently we have over 400 community members providing advice and input into research priorities, policy and practice for 70+ programs and projects across the Institute, ensuring our research best meets the needs of the communities it serves.