The Children’s Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) is focused on undertaking scientific research to improve the nutritional health of children and adolescents, and is particularly renowned for its studies in body composition and energy metabolism. The Centre’s three main areas of expertise are: basic science, clinical nutrition research, and public health nutrition.
The CNRC was established in 1991 by The University of Queensland and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. It is one of the leading paediatric nutrition research centres in Australia and has established an international reputation.
It houses one of the world’s best equipped body composition laboratories that has a wide variety of state of the art equipment for non-invasively assessing body composition in health and disease.
The enthusiasm and dedication of the diverse range of international and nationally expert specialist researchers keeps the CNRC at the forefront of worldwide trends in research.
Our Research is Cutting Edge
The CNRC has significant research foci in inflammatory bowel disease, oncology, growth and development, preterm infants, childhood overweight and obesity, diabetes, body composition, eating disorders and cystic fibrosis.
The high calibre of paediatric nutritional research has resulted in a considerable number of internationally renowned advances which have influenced the treatment of children. In addition the CNRC has contributed to a significant amount of publications to the scientific community nationally and internationally.
To improve the health of children and young people through scientific research and education of the highest international standard in the field of nutrition.
To be a research centre of excellence and international standing in the field of paediatric nutrition and dietetics for the benefit of the children and young people of Queensland and the wider national and international communities.
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