Franz BablMD, MPH, FRACP
Professor Franz Babl is the Group Leader of Emergency Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He works as a paediatric emergency physician at The Royal Children's Hospital and is affiliated with the University of Melbourne. He studied in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and trained in the USA as a paediatrician, emergency physician and infectious diseases physician.
He was the co-founder and founding chair of the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) network in Australia and New Zealand and is currently Vice-Chair. This network involves all major tertiary paediatric hospitals in Australia and New Zealand, with an annual census of half a million paediatric presentations. This collaboration is uniquely placed to conduct multicentre trials.
He has conducted a number of collaborative studies with the PREDICT network. He is currently a mentor and supervisor to advanced trainees, PhD students and early career researchers at the Royal Children's Hospital and within PREDICT. He is Chief Investigator on a number of National Health and Medical Research Council-funded studies.