Every area of medicine serves women and children with unique health needs that need to be addressed in specific ways. However, we are faced with significant gaps in our knowledge of the effects of some treatments. There is an ongoing and urgent need for medical research that focuses on the health of women and children.
Research into the health of women and children takes place in all UNSW Medicine’s research themes. Our aim is to ensure optimum health in women, babies and children for the next generation of healthy adults.
Women and children’s clinical services at the Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital is integrated with work done by:
- The Garvan Institute of Medical Research
- Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
- The Clinical Trials Centre
- Neuroscience Research Australia
- Royal Hospital for Women
Our research into reproductive medicine has developed expertise in new ways of undertaking hormone-free IVF and imaging of babies in utero. We’re focused on the determinants of life and the interaction of surveillance and screening, environmental risk factors and genetics. Our work aims to help children progress through life achieving the best health, social, educational and vocational outcomes possible.