Telethon Kids Institute
Telethon Kids Institute is based within the Perth Children’s Hospital, and is one of the largest and most successful medical research institutes in Australia. Comprising more than 1000 passionate and committed staff, students and honoraries who are undertaking world-class research that is really making a difference to the health and wellbeing of children and young people, not only in Western Australia but around the world. In addition to our main location, Telethon Kids has staff based in the Kimberley and Pilbara, at our first stand-alone clinical service – CliniKids in nearby Subiaco, and at the Fraser Mustard Centre in South Australia.
Founded in 1990, we've created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. The Institute is independent and not-for-profit, headed by leading paediatrician and infectious diseases expert Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM, with Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley AC now Patron.