A combination of world-class biomedical and clinical research, this research area has a high emphasis on translating academic findings into real-life benefits for preterm babies and their families.

There is specific attention in select programs towards assisting Australia’s Indigenous population, while other programs feature collaboration between universities spanning several continents.

Research encompasses conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, congenital heart disease and assorted neurodevelopmental disorders.

Outcomes from this research area have already been put into practice in Queensland, providing tangible differences to the lives of everyday Australians.

Explore our groups

Perinatal Research Centre
Our mission is to advance the health of mothers and babies by understanding and preventing pregnancy and birth complications.
Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre
Improving health outcomes for children with cerebral palsy and acquired brain injury
Neurodevelopmental Follow-up and Outcomes Research Group
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of high-risk infants, particularly those born prematurely, and their families.