Currently, the steering group comprises:
Associate Professor Harriet Hiscock, a paediatrician and NHMRC research fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. She has a research interest in developing and trialling interventions for child sleep problems, mental health and early infant crying and more recently, for new models of care that can shift the burden from overwhelmed tertiary to secondary services.
Dr Daryl Efron, a general paediatrician with clinical and research interests in development, behaviour and neurodisability. His main research focuses on understanding developmental trajectories in children with ADHD and associated comorbidities. Other interests include psychopharmacology, autism spectrum disorders, and models of service delivery for children with develpmental disorders.
Dr Gehan Roberts, a developmental-behavioural paediatrician with a special interest in early childhood development and the long-term outcomes of preterm birth.
Professor Melissa Wake, a paediatrician with a research interest in the development and translation of community-based strategies that prevent or manage common childhood conditions - obesity, language and literacy delay, hearing, and developmental and behavioural concerns.
Associate Professor Jill Sewell, a developmental-behavioural paediatrician with interests in language and learning difficulties, behavioural problems, life course perspective on child health and development, training and service delivery.
Professor Frank Oberklaid, a developmental-behavioural paediatrician with a special interest in early childhood development, prevention and early detection/early intervention.
Prof Mike South, a general paediatrician and intensivist with special interests in evidence based paediatrics and information systems.
Dr Margie Danchin ,a general paediatrician and postdoctoral research fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with research interests in allergy, immunisation and vaccine safety and high impact, common paediatric problems. Her focus is on the conduct of rigorous clinical trials which will improve child health outcomes and ultimately result in the translation of research findings into clinical practice and policy.
The steering group can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org