The Children’s Hospital
Education Research Institute (CHERI) is a unique research
institute that aims to improve the interface between children’s
health and their education. CHERI was established in 1996,
in association with the University of Western Sydney, University
of Sydney, NSW Department of Education and Training, and the
Catholic Education Commission of NSW.
CHERI is a highly regarded and nationally recognised institute that conducts research into the educational and psychosocial aspects of children with learning problems. In addition,
the CHERI team conducts educational assessments for some of these children who also have a genetic or chronic condition such as neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
CHERI also provides information and resources to families and professionals through its conferences, research forums, and helpful information sheets.
CHERI is part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and is located in The Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, Westmead.