Member Contact: Dr Shari Lofthouse
Position: Head of Business Development
Industry: Academic Research Organisations
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) undertakes research into infant, child and adolescent health. As the largest child health research institute in Australia, the Institute’s 1500 researchers are working hard to translate the knowledge they create from their research into effective prevention, early intervention and treatments for children. Working side by side with health professionals and academics at The Royal Children's Hospital and the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics, MCRI researchers strive to create better health outcomes for children.
Researchers conduct a broad range of research on a wide range of conditions including diabetes, allergies, asthma, premature birth, mental health problems (which are on the rise in our children), cancer and genetic disorders.
MCRI was established 30 years ago with support from its late Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE.