Researcher

Dr Sean Edward Kennedy

My Expertise

Kidney disease in children

Kidney transplantation in children

Tuberous sclerosis complex

Chronic illness in adolescents

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Sean is the Director of Education in the School of Women's &Children's Health and Head of Paediatric Nephrology at Sydney Children's Hospital. His PhD was awarded in 2010 for the basic research thesis on The Role of Tissue Factor Cytoplasmic Domain & Protease Activated Receptors in Renal Ischaemia Perfusion Injury.

He is an active clinician, researcher and educator. He has been a member of the Scientific Programme & Education Committee of the...view more

Sean is the Director of Education in the School of Women's &Children's Health and Head of Paediatric Nephrology at Sydney Children's Hospital. His PhD was awarded in 2010 for the basic research thesis on The Role of Tissue Factor Cytoplasmic Domain & Protease Activated Receptors in Renal Ischaemia Perfusion Injury.

He is an active clinician, researcher and educator. He has been a member of the Scientific Programme & Education Committee of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology and was the Manager of the Paediatric Working Group of the Australian & New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA) between 20011 and 2017.

Sean is a medical advisor to Tuberous Sclerosis Australia and is recognised for his expertise in management of the renal manifestations of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). He has an ongoing research programme with his colleagues at the Sydney Children's Hospital TSC Clinic.


My Qualifications

MBBS, FRACP, PhD


My Research Activities

My primary research activity is focussed on clinical studies aimed at improving outcomes for children with kidney disease. These research and clinical interests span the whole paediatric age group from the newborn period to adolescence and include children with congenital structural anomalies, those with end stage kidney disease who have had transplants or are on dialysis, as well as those with acute kidney injury. 

Research in tuberous sclerosis includes studies exploring the molecular basis and clinical progression of benign tumours as well as research aimed at gaining a greater understanding of the needs of patients and their families.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Higher degree by research in paediatrics, paediatric nephrology, nephrology

BSc Honours and Independent Learning Projects


Currently supervising

Masters by research

  1. Glomerular Hyperfiltration and risk of Acute Kidney Injury
  2. Neuroradiological features of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex as Biomarkers of Neurological Outcome

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Location

School of Women's & Children's Health
Level 3, Sydney Children's Hospital
Randwick NSW 2031

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Contact

(02) 9382 4834
(02) 9382 1401

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