The Department of Paediatrics is a recognised international centre for research in child health and development.
Currently research is focused in five main areas:
Brian injury and protection
Diabetes and Obesity
Genetics and pathophysiology of diabetes and extreme obesity
Primary prevention and improved treatments for children
Inflammation, epigenetics and the microbiome
Solid Tumours (Germ Cell, Lymphoma and Brain)
Genetics and development of paediatric cancers
Epidemiology and Population Science
Genetic epidemiology and cohort studies
Early growth and puberty timing as predictors of disease risk
The department also has close links with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Addenbrooke’s) Women’s and Children’s Division with collaborative research opportunities in a number of paediatric sub-speciality areas including intensive care, neurology, oncology, neonatology, gastroenterology and paediatric respiratory / allergy medicine. For more information go to Research Themes or Paediatric Research at Addenbrooke’s.
The Department of Paediatrics has close collaborative research links with a number of nationally and internationally based research groups and manages approximately 9.5million pounds of research grant funding from various government, charitable body and industry sources annually.
Research governance sets out principles, regulations and standards of good practice to deliver high quality research. All research undertaken at the Department of Paediatrics is expected to adhere to the Research Council UK guidelines . All health related research involving human participants has additional governance requirements which are set out in the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care (Adobe PDF). Researchers should also follow the principles laid out in the UUK concordat to support research integrity.