Role Title: Systematic Literature Review: Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health
Organisation: Telethon Kids Institute
Internship Period: Winter (June - July)
The intern will be joining the Early Neurodevelopment and Mental Health team at Telethon Kids Institute led by Dr Amy Finlay-Jones. The main project that the intern will be assisting with will be a review of the literature relating to the role of the microbiome and/or immune system on developmental outcomes of children within the first five years of life. It is anticipated that the intern will be able to learn how to conduct a review of the literature and report key findings. The intern may also be able to contribute to other projects in the early neurodevelopment setting where appropriate. This project will be well-suited to an intern who has an interest in the early role of biological systems in shaping developmental outcomes (including mental health outcomes) in later life. The intern will work closely with other honours and Ph.D. level students, in addition to post-doctoral and senior staff at TKI.
The Telethon Kids Institute is based within the Perth Children’s Hospital, and is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of around 1,000 staff, students and honoraries. We've created a bold blueprint that brings together community, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and funders, who share our vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research.