Kids and Families

Research Project Title Investigators Brief Project Description ISLHD Sites/Departments [External organisations]
Like Father Like Son Mark Dadds Investigating father needs and preferences; and National benchmarking of father engagement in child and family services. Child Adolescent and Youth Mental Health Service, Wollongong Hospital; [University of Sydney]
Family experiences of organ and tissue donation Rhonda McLaren National study of family experiences of organ and tissue donation. Wollongong Hospital, Organ and Tissue Donation Service; [Proof Research Pty Ltd]
My health, our family Alison Rutherford Documenting stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Sexual Health
Breast cancer refund analysis of sequence tests Lesley Andrews Risk and Penetrance of breast cancer refund analysis of sequence tests. Hereditary Cancer Clinic, Wollongong Hospital
Milky Way breastfeeding program translation Shahla Meedya Translating the Milky Way breastfeeding program into a smart device application. Maternity and Women’s Health, Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital
Gluteus medis muscle activation and lumpopelvic pain in pregnancy Theresa Larkin Associations between gluteus medis muscle activation and strength, and lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy. Antenatal Clinics, Wollongong Hospital
Promoting tummy time among infants Tony Okely Feasibility, acceptability and potential efficacy of an intervention to promote tummy time among infants. Early Childhood Centres
Overuse of non-invasive ventilation in term babies with respiratory distress Ian Wright   Is non-invasive ventilation (CPAP and HFNC) over used in term babies with respiratory distress? Paediatric Services, Wollongong Hospital
Feeding Your Infant: the introduction of solids for preterm infants Jane Cleary, Sayne Dalton, Alexandra Harman, Ian Wright This study compared the age of first solid foods in a cohort of preterm infants with term infants and identified factors influencing timing of solid food introduction. Paediatric Services, Neonatal Services, Maternity and Women’s Health, Nutrition and Dietetics