Our research

Research helps us discover the causes of illnesses, develop better treatments for children, and provide patients with early access to potential new treatments.

Our expert researchers are dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer, bone diseases, genetic conditions, diabetes, infectious diseases, neuromuscular conditions, rare diseases, sleep disorders, and kidney and liver disease.

Our research involves:

  • Lab-based discovery science and biomedical research
  • Finding out which treatments are safe and effective through clinical research
  • Translating research results into clinical practice. 

Research in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is conducted at Kids Research Institute, the research arm of The Children's Hospital at Westmead,  Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and  through our Clinical Research Centres, Better Treatments 4 Kids, and the Kids Cancer Alliance.  

Clinical Research

Each year there are a number of clinical research activities undertaken across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Can my child participate?

If you are interested in having your child/young person participate in clinical trials or would like further information on the support provided by the Clinical Research Centres, contact:

What if I am a clinician or other professional?

Find out about the SCHN Research Strategy, projects, and our research centres.

Our research highlights and plans