Field: Neuroscience, Perinatal research

Location: UQ Centre for Clinical Research

Type of student: PhD/MPhil, Honours and Volunteer

Type of work: 

  • Clinical work
  • Literature review
  • Qualitative methods
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Wet lab work

The Perinatal Research Centre (PRC), under the direction of Professor Paul Colditz, is committed to improving perinatal health through world class biomedical and clinical research. Our multidisciplinary research team aims to translate research advances into clinical practice and better health outcomes for mothers and babies.

The Perinatal Research Centre (PRC) specialises in translational research from pure science to playing a key role within the RBWH in clinical trials. The PRC has undergraduate students and postgraduate honours, masters and PhD students from a wide range of disciplines. Research at the PRC centres around several themes: Brain Research, Clinical Trials, Signal Processing and Systems Physiology Research.

In the PRC, active researchers are Dr Tracey Bjorkman (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), Dr Julie Wixey (fetal growth restriction), and Dr Yvonne Eiby (preterm birth). Please contact them if you are interested in these projects.


Dr Julie Wixey

Dr Julie Wixey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
UQ Centre for Clinical Research