PROF Franz Babl

PROF Franz Babl




  • Professor Franz Babl is a paediatric emergency physician and the Professor of Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Melbourne. He is the Director of Research at the emergency department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne and head of emergency research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

    He is the founding chair and current vice-chair of the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT), the paediatric emergency research network in Australia and New Zealand, and an executive committee member of the Paediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN), the global collaboration of emergency research networks.

    His research focus is on multi-centre randomised controlled trials and large observational studies in emergency conditions in children. He has sourced >$10 million in grant funding over the last 5 years and has published >250 peer-reviewed papers.   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Active Competitive Grants • Centres of Research Excellence in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence Grant APP1058560 (2013-2019) • Bell's Palsy in Children (BellPIC). NHMRC Project Grant Application APP1078069 (2015- ) • High Flow Cannula Therapy in Bronchiolitis, a Randomised Controlled Trial. NHMRC Project Grant Application APP1081736 (2015- ) • Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs In Children with Cancer (PICNICC) Project. • NHMRC Project Grant Application APP1104527 (2016- ) • How do antibiotics affect the gastrointestinal microbiome in children? NHMRC Project Grant APP1129664 (2017-2020). • Neurological Emergencies in Children. Melbourne Children’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship (2017-2021). • Nasal Highflow for Paediatric Acute Hypoxic Respiratory Failure. NHMRC Project Grant APP1139903 (2018-2021). • A randomised controlled trial comparing epinephrine and dexamethasone to placebo in the treatment of infants with bronchiolitis. NHMRC Project Grant APP1164946 (2018-2021). • Concussion Essentials. Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (2018- ).    


Education and training

  • DMedSc, University of Melbourne 2015