The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation has been supporting the researchers of South Australia for over 40 years, providing grants to advance the health, education and welfare of Australia’s children.
Today, the Foundation is especially committed to helping build knowledge and capability in the areas of child protection, children’s mental health, childhood obesity and understanding the impacts that social determinants have on a child’s health and development. Community-based studies, clinical studies, or basic science projects are also supported.
In 2016 a partnership was established between the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, SAHMRI and the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute to appoint International Human Genetics expert, Professor Jozef Gécz, as the CRF Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability. In this role, Professor Gécz leads a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research program in Adelaide, focused on defining the origins and early diagnosis of childhood disability.