The Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre is a global epicentre for paediatric respiratory research, informing clinical practice and driving a new research agenda for childhood lung health.
Bringing together clinicians, scientists and the community, as well as the brightest minds from around the globe, the Centre aims to prevent and cure respiratory illness in children and ensure that all children have healthy lungs for life.
A powerhouse partnership between the Telethon Kids Institute, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and Perth Children’s Hospital ensures that the Centre will lead paediatric research in Australia and contribute significantly to global efforts to improve the lives of children with respiratory conditions and their families.
The Wal-yan Respiratory Research Centre comprises more than 140 laboratory scientists, epidemiologists, clinical researchers, computational biologists, bioinformaticians, PhD students and research assistants, working in partnership with a core leadership team. The team is based at the Telethon Kids Institute, co-located within the Perth Children’s Hospital on the QEII Campus in Nedlands.
There is an integrated, multidisciplinary approach between the Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children’s Hospital, and close collaborations with local Universities (UWA, Curtin, Murdoch and ECU), King Edward’s Memorial Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and centres of research excellence in paediatric respiratory health around the world.