The Department of Paediatrics is a world leader in child health research and hosts internationally renowned research programmes in drug development, gastroenterology, haematology, HIV, immunology, neuroimaging, neuromuscular diseases and vaccinology. Our work spans from early proof-of-concept fundamental science all the way up to its application in clinical settings.
We aim to shape the landscape of medical science by positively impacting the lives of millions of children through our global research programmes, academic resources and commitment to success. Our broad research base positions the department in a pivotal role and subsequently a world leader in child health. With research facilities in the UK and abroad, we are able to work on a global scale, building a paediatric network in the medical science community.
Grant value administered in 2021 with 168 projects
Number of research grants.
Personnel, including: staff, researchers and students.
The Department of Paediatrics is proud to share its Silver Athena Swan Award status. This reflects the positive impact of working and striving to promote gender equality as well as forging an inclusive working community. Our department poses itself as a centre of excellence, through delivering fair and equal career opportunities, transparency of our management process and finally, enhanced communication across the department.
Head of Department
Professor Georg A Holländer
Hoffman and Action Medical Research Professor of Developmental Medicine. Research areas include: understanding the development and function of the immune system in health and disease.
New book highlights life-saving role vaccines play in prevention of killer diseases.
Dr Samantha Vanderslott and Dr Seilesh Kadambari discuss their collaborative approach to providing ethnic minority groups with information on vaccines.
The awardees for the second round of the University of Oxford’s Enriching Engagement funding scheme have now been announced, including a project from Paediatrics.