• The University of Western Australia (M561), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Professor Carapetis is the Director of the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia. He is also a Professor at the University of Western Australia and consultant paediatrician at Perth Children’s Hospital.

His research interests include Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, other group A streptococcal diseases, Vaccine-preventable disease, Indigenous child health, Child development and education, Youth health and education and skin sores and scabies.

Professor Carapetis undertook his medical training at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospitals. Previous positions include terms as Theme Director at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne and Director of the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Executive Director, Telethon Kids Institute

2012 → …

Consultant Paediatrician, Perth Children’s Hospital

Industry keywords

  • Clinical Trials
  • Children and Young People
  • Digital Health
  • Education
  • Drug Discovery
  • Environmental
  • Finance and Business
  • Health
  • Medical Devices
  • Medicine and Pharma
  • Not for Profit
  • Social and Welfare Issues
  • Disability

Research expertise keywords

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Infectious disease prevention
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Infectious diseases epidemiology
  • therapeutics
  • acute rheumatic fever
  • Vaccines


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