Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide

Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide

The Link iconDepartment of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide has its facilities located entirely at the WCH. It has extensive collaborations with many departments at the Hospital and the Link iconChild Health Research Institute. It also has extensive national and international collaborations.

The Department contributes to medical undergraduate teaching in all years of the University of Adelaide undergraduate teaching programs in medicine. In their 5th year, medical students attend the WCH for a nine week full time placement.

The Department has strong clinical, public health and basic science research programs undertaken by its own staff, and has a significant number of undergraduate and postgraduate research activities. Currently 40 PhD and three honours students work in a wide variety of departments and affiliated institutions within the Hospital.

Significant research areas are in the disciplines of:

  • allergy
  • child and adolescent mental health
  • diabetes and endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • immunology
  • medical education
  • paediatric surgery
  • pulmonary medicine
  • WCH page link iconvaccine trials (VIRTU)

The clinical academic staff in the Department also provide a Clinical Services in most of these areas (see below how to access the service).

For further information see the Departmental University Link iconwebsite.

How to access the service

The clinical academic staff in the Department provide a Clinical Services in the following specialties:

WCH page link iconAllergy

WCH page link iconChild and Adolescent Mental Health

WCH page link iconChild Development

WCH page link iconDiabetes and Endocrinology

WCH page link iconGastroenterology

WCH page link iconRheumatology and Immunology

WCH page link iconPaediatric Surgery

WCH page link iconPaediatric General Medicine

WCH page link iconPulmonary Medicine

Research Activity

For information on our research see the departmental University website


Monday - Friday 8.30am-5pm

Contact details

Unit Head

Head of Department
Professor Jenny Couper
Ph (08) 8161 7207


Level 2, Rieger Building

Mailing address

University of Adelaide, Department of Paediatrics
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Ph (08) 8161 7266

Fax (08) 8161 7031

Email unipaed@wch.sa.gov.au

last modified: 04 May 2016