Research activities

We promote high quality research, support the development of paediatric researchers (see our recent prize winners below!) and contribute directly to the evidence base. Let's share our expertise, collaborate with others and promote the evidence to drive forward improvements in child health.
Dr Tom Waterfield receives this prize for the best published paper in paediatrics from the last two years. We hear from the family of Dr Donald Paterson, and speak with Tom about the importance of his work to child health.
With support from NIHR, the Paediatrics Involvement and Engagement in Research (PIER) prize recognises multidisciplinary teams that engage children and young people in their research, and ths year's winner is the PERFORM study.
This award, supported by GOSH Charity and Sparks, is for an early independent researcher in paediatrics. The 2021 winner Dr Cheryl Battersby speaks about her work, and she gives tips for aspiring researchers.

COVID-19 research and surveillance

We are regularly updating our summaries of key current evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and young people. 

We've also produced advice for paediatricians and health professionals on how to accurately collect and record data on patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 using existing surveillance and data collection sources in the UK.

Our new Trainee Research Network facilitates collaborative working across the UK. It aims to increase the opportunities for trainees to carry out child health research, and to provide peer support and guidance.

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We support and promote paediatric child health research in the UK and internationally. Search our database of current and upcoming opportunities for projects and posts.
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Our Charter provides guiding principles for working with and involving infants, children and young people in research - to ensure everyone is clear on what is happening, and why research is important.​
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All trainee paediatricians must attain research competencies. But, those who undertake academic training have unique opportunities to develop skills and undertake original research - while gaining full accreditation as a paediatrician.