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Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital

Sleep disorders are common in infants, children and adolescents. The diagnosis and treatment of these disorders needs to be individualised. We recognise that the management of sleep can be important in a range of other behavioural and medical disorders including attention deficit disorder and autism. We can help improve sleep problems in children with these issues with management plans that include both behavioural interventions and medications when necessary.

The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in evaluating and managing sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents:

Daryl is a paediatrician who has worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for 30 years and currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, associate professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, and senior research fellow in the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Daryl is active in research into better ways to treat children with developmental disorders such as autism, ADHD and Tourette syndrome.

Noel is an experienced general paediatrician and clinical pharmacologist. He has a unique background, having worked in general practice for several years before completing his paediatric training. He currently has appointments as a general paediatrician and director of clinical pharmacology in the Department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital and as director of the Australian Paediatric Pharmacology Research Unit at Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Tom is a general paediatrician and infectious diseases physician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He combines his clinical work with a research academic appointment at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI).

Emily is a General Paediatrician who enjoys managing children of all ages with a family centered, holistic approach. She has a specific interest in managing children with complex genetic or medical problems as well as developmental and behavioural conditions such as autism, anxiety, ADHD and learning disorders. She also enjoys working with children who have constipation, encopresis, wetting issues, sleep problems, headaches and other common paediatric medical conditions.

Julian is an experienced paediatrician who currently holds appointments as a general paediatrician in the department of General Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital and as a research fellow in the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

His areas of interest include acute general paediatrics, learning and behavioural disorders and lymphoedema.

Julian also has experience in international child health, working as a WHO consultant in the People’s Republic of China and the Solomon Islands.

Melinda is a skilled paediatrician who sees children with a range of medical, behavioural and developmental problems from birth to 18 years. She has a particular interest in unsettled babies, developmental and behavioural concerns, ADHD, autism, sleep issues and learning differences. She also has experience in a range of common paediatric conditions including constipation, asthma, eczema, and toileting concerns.

Michaela trained as a Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s and The Mercy Hospitals in Melbourne.

During her training Michaela specialised in developmental and behavioural paediatrics, but since then she has continued to work both acute and outpatient settings, seeing children of all ages, including babies.

Michaela’s areas of interests include developmental delay, speech delay, failure to thrive and growth concerns, Autism, ADHD, constipation, encopresis and enuresis, behavioural problems, anxiety, eczema, asthma and urinary tract infections.

Suzanne is a general paediatrician who cares for children with a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions from birth to adolescence. In addition to working in private practice, she has appointments at The Royal Children's Hospital as a General Paediatrician as well as a Medical Consultant in Hospital in the Home.

Colin is a paediatric respiratory and sleep physician. He currently has appointments as a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital, a Professorial Fellow in Paediatrics at the University of Medicine and Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. His clinical interests include the broad range of respiratory problems with a special interest in asthma, cough and exercise induced symptoms.
 

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