Research Intern - Infant Sleep Project

Role Title: Research Intern - Infant Sleep Project

Organisation: Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)

Internship Period: Winter (June - July)

Location: Nedlands

Role Description

Self-regulatory difficulties in infants (difficulty soothing and sleeping) tells us that the infant may be at risk of developing a range of physical and mental health difficulties in later life. Self-regulatory difficulties create stress and confusion in families, who may struggle to calm their child and engage with them in a positive way. In this project we want to gain insight into these difficulties and understand how we might prevent them from pregnancy onward. Together, we believe this will help us find new ways of protecting neonatal and infant mental health and optimising developmental trajectories from the earliest possible point.
We have conducted interviews with parents of children aged 0-3 and are now at the point of transcribing and analysing data. The intern will help with transcription, analysis and reporting.



Organisation Focus Areas

Organisation Mission

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.