Director of Child Health Research Centre
University of Queensland

Director, Child Health Research Centre and Head of Mayne Academy of Paediatrics

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($189,130.62 - $189,130.62)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

Child Health Research Centre

Established in 2015, the Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. With research in nutrition and growth, respiratory disease, allied health, environmental health, burns, infectious diseases, cerebral palsy, rehabilitation and child and youth mental health and more, the centre is making a difference to the health of children everywhere.

CHRC is co-located with research centres from Children’s Health Queensland and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in the recently completed Centre for Children’s Health Research CCHR), a $134 million purpose-built research facility adjacent to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The Mayne Academy of Paediatrics

The Faculty of Medicine has established eight Mayne Academies, including the Mayne Academy of Paediatrics, to build on the work of our clinical disciplines. Mayne Academies are responsible for promoting research and education, supporting students and staff, and community engagement in their respective clinical discipline(s).

The Mayne Academy of Paediatrics encompasses teaching and research into all aspects of child health from neonatology, medicine, surgery, adolescent medicine, community child health, child and adolescent psychiatry, and radiology.

The Opportunity

The successful applicant for this prestigious post, which combines the role of Director of the Child Health Research Centre with the Head of the Mayne Academy of Paediatrics, will be expected to provide academic leadership for Child and Adolescent education and research.

The appointee will also play an important role in the management of stakeholder relationships across a wide range of stakeholders - including our critical relationship partner Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) – and has specific responsibility for:

  • Contributing to curriculum improvement and helping drive consistent course offerings across Clinical Schools/Units.
  • Develop a culture that encourages and facilitates the pursuit of excellence and international profile in research and teaching.
  • Promoting medical research and supporting the delivery of the Faculty research strategy.
  • Engaging specialist medical colleges and alumni with Faculty of Medicine teaching and research and advocating for UQ in their respective healthcare organisations and communities.

This position will primarily be based at the recently completed Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR), a $134 million purpose-built research facility adjacent to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The successful applicant will report to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and will work closely with the Medical Dean regarding Mayne Academy responsibilities.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful appointee will be widely recognised and respected as a thought-leader in paediatrics and will have demonstrated high levels of skills in academic leadership, strategic development, and business management.

Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent doctorate in an area relevant to child and adolescent health research and current registration with/or eligible for registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

You will have the capacity for high-level interpersonal communication, collaboration, and the building of effective teams, and a significant track record of research, recognised internationally for scholarly contribution and outstanding outcomes and leadership.

What we can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for up to 5 years at Clinical Academic Level E.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, including eligible loadings. 


Download File Director CHRC Head Mayne_AppointmentBooklet_Final.pdf


For a confidential conversation about the position, please contact the consultants leading the search:

  • Kylie Taylor,, +61 406 340 920, or
  • Jenny Sutton, Principal on

Applications should be submitted online at

Applications close 28 June 2021.

Advertised: 21 May 2021
Applications close: 28 Jun 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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