Mater Research is a recognised leader in medical research. Our bench to bedside philosophy sees us working across Mater Health’s hospitals and health services, The University of Queensland, and the world-class Translational Research Institute (TRI). We are committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our growing network of partners and collaborators to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community. 

Our key focus areas are Cancer biology and care , Chronic disease biology and care , Health Services Research , Mothers', babies and women's health , Neurosciences and cognitive health , Optimising acute care .

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Dr Katie Brooker is carving a pathway to discover how to better help those who fall between the gaps in our health system.

11

Aug

Supporting those with diabetes and autism

Dr Jake (Jakob) Begun has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Mater Research.

06

Aug

Celebrating success

Despite a global health pandemic catching everyone off guard, this year has still delivered moments of joy for new parents.

03

Aug

Meeting milestones in the face of challenges

Pregnant women and their unborn babies can look forward to a brighter future.

29

Jul

Grant success aims to lower the risk of fetal distress in labour

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the research done by Higher Degree by Research (HDR) and Honours students.

09

Jul

Congratulations to 3MT competition winners

COVID-19 and diabetes research needs your participation.

08

Jul

Your chance to help improve COVID-19 outcomes

Mater researchers, in partnership with The University of Queensland, have achieved publication in the highly-ranked journal ‘Clinical and...

07

Jul

Mater Researchers make early breakthrough with cancer vaccines

Grant success allows research to progress to clinical trails for post chemotherapy gynaecological cancer patients.

23

Jun

Post Treatment Recovery Research gets a lift from Grant Success

Researchers from Mater Research and The University of Queensland have been given the green light to look into methods of increasing healthy...

17

Jun

Researchers win big to investigate social frailty

A Queensland-first trial that will assess the impacts of COVID-19 on expectant parents and their unborn babies, at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals...

11

Jun

Mater investigates impacts of COVID-19 on Queensland babies, supported by Golden Casket