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The core purpose of The Institute is to improve the academic and personal well-being of boys and girls through research and application.

Knox Grammar School is committed to being a leading school; highly respected globally for innovation, altruism, and a commitment to student and teacher excellence and wellbeing.

The Research Institute for Children and Adolescents' mission is to optimise the lives of young people by conducting and collaborating on quality scientific research across a spectrum of areas leading to principles of best practice while developing and sharing knowledge. The Institute and its staff are pillars of innovation, collaboration and knowledge generosity. Our framework aims to ensure that all research meets the highest ethical, scientific, regulatory and professional standards.

The core purpose of the Institute is improving the academic and personal wellbeing of boys and girls through research.

The Institute's objectives are:

  • To translate the most current research findings to direct practice with a focus on prevention and proactive intervention
  • To conduct quality research and knowledge translation and disseminate findings nationally and internationally
  • To promote and support adolescents as research scientists and engage students in policy making

The Child and Adolescent Research Institute is committed to ensuring the highest standards of research practice in accordance with the principles outlined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018, and National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (updated 2018) and strives to develop and maintain a research culture that demonstrates:

  • Honesty and integrity
  • Respect for human research participants, animals, and the environment
  • Good stewardship of resources used to conduct research
  • Appropriate acknowledgment of the role of others in research
  • Responsible communication of research results.