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Representing a 30-year interdisciplinary collaboration between Telethon Kids, Perth Children’s Hospital, and WA Universities, the combined global impact of work from this Centre over the last 10 years has equalled some of the most influential paediatric centres around the world. This means that, right here in WA, we have one of the leading centres in the world for research into the prevention and cure of respiratory disease in children.

Our aim is to revolutionise current approaches to respiratory healthcare and drive pioneering discoveries out of the labs and into hospital wards — improving the respiratory health of millions of children the world over.


To ensure that all children have healthy lungs for life.


To prevent and cure respiratory illness in children through world-class, multidisciplinary research, that will drive pioneering discoveries out of the labs and into the community, across WA, Australia and beyond.

General Enquiries

For all general enquiries about the Centre please email us at

For Researchers

Researchers or Clinicians that are interested in finding out more about becoming involved in our research or potential collaborations, please get in touch with us:

Alternatively, please contact the Research Project Manager directly via the individual project page.

Media Enquiries

Please direct media enquiries:

Jacqui Caldwell
Communications Specialist

Phone: +61 8 6319 1689

Discover. Prevent. Cure.

Contact Telethon Kids

Telethon Kids Institute
Northern Entrance
Perth Children's Hospital
15 Hospital Avenue

T (08) 6319 1000

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