CHPRC was established at ECU in 2004.
The Centre’s multi-disciplinary research team conducts high quality, applied research to improve the overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being of children and other young people and their families. CHPRC is regionally, nationally and internationally recognised for its school and community-based research, covering:
To achieve its goals, the Centre fostered collaborative engagement with industry, professions, government agencies and the community; it aimed to embed research findings into sustainable policy and practice.
CHPRC provided a supportive and stimulating learning environment to strengthen the capacity of parents, teachers, primary health care providers, community workers, and other key stakeholder groups. And the Centre provided high quality mentorship and training by creating a supportive and stimulating learning culture for undergraduate, postgraduate and other university team members.
CHPRC partnered with government and industry stakeholders through collaborative research projects: