School of Paediatrics and Child Health

Centre for Neonatal Research and Education

Further information

NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

Centre for Improving Immediate and Long-Term Outcomes of Preterm Infants

Annual Reports

Preterm CRE 2013-14

2013 Annual Report

2011-12 Annual Report


King Edward Memorial Hospital
1st Floor A Block
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6008



Prof Karen Simmer
Prof Jane Pillow 

Administrative Officer:
Alona Saldanha 

Associated Staff

Contact us

Centre for Neonatal Research and Education
The University of Western Australia (M551)
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Phone: (+61 8) 6458 1208
Fax: (+61 8) 6458 1266
Contact us by email

The CNRE aims to prevent death and disability associated with diseases in newborns by increasing knowledge and understanding of clinical, biochemical and physiological processes of health and disease in young infants.


Professor Karen Simmer AOA/Professor Jane Pillow
Prof Karen Simmer AO
A/Prof Jane Pillow

Education Workshops

The CNRE hosts education workshops throughout the year that is primarily designed for postgraduate students, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers in healthcare. These workshops are useful for improving clinical guidelines and policies, as well as research studies and publications.

Recent workshop: 

Literature search: the core aspect of systematic reviews

  • Date: 30th June 2018
  • Venue: Agnes Walsh House, King Edward Memorial Hospital

Retinopathy of Prematurity Report Published

We are very proud to present our report into internet-assisted diagnosis of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Karnataka, India (KIDROP).  

CNRE Research in the News

A reportage on Seven News First about a computer program trial in KEMH NICU to monitor preterm babies, February 2018

An article on testing a new diagnostic marker of sepsis infection in preterm babies, November 2017

A statement by the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health in the recognition of the vital service the PREM bank has provided to WA mothers and preterm babies, August 2017

An article in The West Australian about our new study into circadian rhythm development in preterms, October 2016

An article on probiotic research in preterm infants by CNRE researchers, June 2015

A feature on Channel Nine News for 'Thank U NICU Day', 11th November 2014

A feature from UWA News on the Centre of Research Excellence

A feature on the ABC about breakthroughs in human milk banking by CNRE researchers

A story from UWA News on Prof Jane Pillow's High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation study.

An editorial from International Innovation, by, on ventilation strategies for newborns


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