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
2nd Floor A Block
374 Bagot Road
Subiaco WA 6008



Prof Karen Simmer
Prof Jane Pillow 

Business Development Manager:
Ms Di Arnott

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) 9340 1208
Fax: (+61 8) 9340 1266
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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.breastfeeding baby

Postgraduate Neonatology Courses

We offer Graduate Diploma and Master of Neonatology courses!  The Graduate Diploma is available online.  If you have any questions, please contact Di Arnott.

Probiotics Protect Preterms

CNRE-associated researchers have shown that giving probiotics to preterm infants protects them from the bacterial disease late-onset sepsis.  Dr Shripada Rao's group pooled the results from 37 previous studies (a method known as meta-analysis) and showed that there was a 13.9% risk of late onset sepsis in preterm babies who were given probiotics, versus a 16.3% chance in babies not administered probiotics.  Read the full story in Pharmacy Learning Network or read the original paper published in Pediatrics.  More info

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

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 story in The Weekend West about the Centre of Research Excellence

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

A feature on ABC's 7:30 Report from 2nd March 2012 on work by Prof Karen Simmer, Dr Tobias Strunk, and Dr Andrew Currie.

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

A story from The West Australian about a preterm baby enrolled in a CNRE study on the benefits of probiotics.

A story from The West Australian on a study to reduce the incidence of deadly infections in newborns

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


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