Welcome to the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health

Clinical School staff

Teaching and research in paediatrics at the Sydney Medical School is based primarily at The Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW), which is one of the world's most modern and technically sophisticated hospitals, combining high quality technology with innovative, award-winning building design. The hospital provides a comprehensive child-focussed, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation service. A high emphasis is placed on education and research.

The majority of medical students at the Sydney Medical School attend the Children's Hospital at Westmead as part of their paediatric specialty block. Each year we have 15+ Pre-Internship placements, and provide elective placements for local (Sydney and interstate) and overseas medical students.

Within the Discipline there are over 100 postgraduate students (research - PhD, MPhil; coursework - MMed (Paediatric Medicine))

Staff in the Discipline are located principally at the Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, with members also located in the following Clinical Schools:

Key staff

Head of Discipline - Professor Louise Baur
Sub-Dean: Education - Dr Anne Morris
Sub-Dean: Student Support Dr Megan Phelps
Postgraduate Co-ordinator & Sub-Dean Postgraduate Studies: Dr Nicholas Wood

Strategic Initiatives

Please see the attached Strategic Initiatives (PDF) for April 2015 - March 2016

Other disciplines located at the Children's Hospital at Westmead