The Flinders Dept of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine has a long and impressive history of research into the health and developmental impacts of preterm birth.

The team has amassed a huge amount of data over the past 30 years studying the educational, behavioural and health outcomes of pre-term babies.

Much of the work involves close liaison with other disciplines at the clinical level, including obstetrics, developmental paediatrics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology,  psychology and dietetics.

The research potential for PhD students working in this multidisciplinary environment, with such extensive clinical data on hand, is significant. The overarching focus is on achieving translational outcomes to benefit the survival and long term health of children born preterm.

"The research potential for PhD students working in this multidisciplinary environment, with such extensive clinical data on hand, is significant. The overarching focus is on achieving translational outcomes to benefit the survival and long term health of children born preterm."

 

Associate Professor Peter Marshall
Director
Department of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine