We ask the questions and find the answers that save lives


Since opening in 1998 Mater Research has provided an excellent environment for training in biomedical research and clinical application. Committed to the future of research and fostering students to reach their full potential, Mater Research has world class facilities supported by internationally recognised staff with long established clinical links. We have a vibrant and diverse student population across all research higher degrees.

Mater Research offers integration with your degree to facilitate optimal learning outcomes towards the following higher degrees in research:

  • Honours
  • Masters
  • PhD

Mater Research Doctoral Opportunities

Current student projects here

Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health Program

Multiple opportunities exist for students wishing to pursue an Honours, MPhil/PhD degree in the areas of paediatrics and child health, with a focus on neurodevelopment and low-intensity interventions in infants born preterm. Students will be part of the Jackman Neonatal Nursing Research Group, based at Mater Research and will involve infants admitted to Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, one of Australia’s leading Neonatal Critical Care Units.

Applications are now open.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Group

Applications are now open for a range of research programs within the area of Maternal Fetal medicine.


Mater Research offers a range of scholarships to assist you with achieving your goals.

How to apply
How to apply

Mater Research accepts students from all universities and welcomes your application to undertake your placement with our world class staff.

Mater Research campus life
Mater Research campus life

Mater Research prides itself on being a friendly, supportive workplace where you can reach your full potential.