Welcome to the Time in Brain and Behaviour Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Welcome to the Child Body & Brain Laboratory.

We are passionate about making a real difference to the lives of children who are experiencing a disrupted relationship with their body. This can be either due to medical treatments, pain or emotional challenges.

We incorporate multiple methodological approaches to investigate how children relate to their body and how the developing brain creates a representation of the continuously changing body.

This always with the focus on the whole child, and never with either the body, the brain or the mind in isolation and with one question in mind at all times: how can we translate what we find into real improvements in these children's lives?

In other words, we aim to create tangible outcomes to serve clinical applications and procedural pain programs. The effects of (cancer) treatment and/or pain can have long-lasting effects on the child's relationship with his or her body, even after the acute phase. Therefore, we work towards writing information booklets for both parents/guardians and children, for use during treatment at the hospital as well as beyond.

Please read further about specific areas of research on the different tabs.

Thank you, and please don’t hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions or feedback.

With warm regards,

Marjolein and The Child Body & Brain Team.