The Women's & Children's Health Research Institute (WCHRI)
is an independent research institute committed to improving the
health of women and children.
Established in 1989 as the Child Health Research Insitute, WCHRI
now has over 70 staff and students involved in research spanning
child nutrition, cancer, genetic disorders, diseases of the blood
and immune system, and development and repair of the digestive system,
skull and skin.
WCHRI integrates early stage ('fundamental') research with later
stage, strategic research and applying that knowledge to the development
of new therapeutic or preventative health strategies. WCHRI combines
quality research with relevance to health.
Executive Director: Professor Maria Makrides