The Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) Research Group is a multi-disciplinary translational group working collaboratively to improve the outcomes of children with infectious conditions. Hosted at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), the group includes clinicians and researchers from UQ, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Griffith University.

Researchers from this group collaborate on and lead multi-centre studies of childhood infections, including important national surveillance studies as part of the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance network.

The QPID Research Group encompasses:

  1. The Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases (QPID) laboratory: A National Association of Testing Authorities accredited laboratory with an established track record of innovation in translational diagnostics research
  2. Infectious disease surveillance: A team of researchers engaged in collaborative state-wide and national studies of important and emerging infectious conditions. This includes the Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance group which is a unique national collaboration providing epidemiological data on conditions of public health importance in Australian children.
  3. Clinician researchers: a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and allied health professionals perform translational clinical research aimed at optimising the diagnosis and management of serious infections in children.
  4. Immunisations research: collaborative research encompassing vaccine trials, and health services research intended to reduce the burden of infectious conditions in Queensland children.

UQCCR staff

Queensland Children's Hospital staff

  • Associate Professor Julia Clark
  • Associate Professor Clare Nourse
  • Sonia Dougherty
  • Sara Cook
  • Amber Ellis
  • Natasha Doran
  • Jordann Davis
  • Bruce Chio
  • Nicolette Graham
  • Li Jun Thean
  • Quyen Tu
  • Michele Cree

Visit the QCH website

HDR students

  • Dr Angela Berkhout
  • Semira Wailu
  • Wei Qian

UQ Child Health Research Centre staff

Visit the CHRC website