Prof Paul Colditz is the Director of the Perinatal Research Centre.
Paul is a practicing neonatologist with a DPhil in Medicine from Oxford University, UK. He is the Foundation Professor of Perinatal Medicine at UQ, Director of the Perinatal Research Centre, one of the largest research centres in the School of Medicine and Deputy Director at University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). More recently he has been appointed to the position of President-elect, Paediatrics and Child Health Division, Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
He has professional qualifications in paediatrics, biomedical engineering and medical research. He is involved in teaching, clinical practice, taking care of babies and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and in the clinical assessment of infant neurodevelopment.
Paul has been lead CI on a number of multi-site randomized controlled trials. His group has become an international leader in the development of the preterm connectome using MRI.
Paul has been a member or chair of NHMRC project and program grant review panels regularly for over a decade and has been a member of NHMRC Australia Fellowship panel. He has several high impact publications that define current clinical practice (Lancet, JAMA, Am J OG) and holds an Australian patent (2006 Approved 2006906381) for a method for detecting EEG seizures in the newborn.