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.

We continue to make great strides in medical research, read about our recent successes in our latest Annual Report.


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Mater researchers in Brisbane are leading a trial of a game-changing flu vaccine that has the potential to provide greater and more durable...



Mater launches trial of Australian-first flu vaccine

Stephanie Guilas has worked in many departments throughout Mater Hospital Brisbane, however, after 28 years of service, she found her true...



Stephanie Guilas is improving outcomes for mums and bubs through research

Families who have experienced the loss of an unborn baby or fertility problems are being given new hope of becoming parents thanks to cutting...



Study aims to reveal hidden causes of miscarriage

Working as a research assistant in an immunology research lab, Yvonne Gautam learnt what a clinical trial was after being asked to set up a...



Clinical Trials Coordinator Yvonne Gautam is working towards creating better treatments for patients with diabetes

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When facing ovarian cancer, Susan Catton saw an opportunity to help others

Mater Clinical Trial Coordinator Georgie Huggett spent more than 10 years working in palliative care oncology before accepting what was...



Mater Research leads in palliative care oncology research

Sharyn Grossman never expected to become a research nurse. In 1996, after moving to Brisbane from Ballarat, where she worked at a hospital as...



Meet Sharyn Grossman, Mater Research IBD Clinical Trials Senior Research Nurse Study Coordinator

For Mater Research Clinical Trials Nurse Donna Harvey, finding the answers to unanswered questions is what drew her to working in oncology...



Mater Research Celebrates International Nurses Day – meet Clinical Trials Nurse Donna Harvey

At Mater Research, we’re shining a spotlight on Kate Jarrett, who is a Mater Research Clinical Trials Midwife in the Genesis Research Team...



Celebrating International Day of the Midwife – Meet Kate Jarrett

US-based BostonGene Corporation has announced a major research collaboration with Mater Research to discover novel diagnostic biomarkers of...



BostonGene and Mater Research collaborate in new follicular lymphoma study