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.


Our key focus areas are Cancer , Chronic and Integrated Care , Healthcare Delivery and Innovation , Mother and Baby , Neuroscience .

Latest News

Mater Researchers are continuing to ensure that the next generation of Queenslanders will have the best start in life thanks to a $200,000...



Finding healthcare gaps to lay future foundations

Mater Researcher Professor John Hooper will share in $1.8 million of funding from PanKind, the Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, to...



Mater Researcher shares in $1.8 million to fight one of Australia’s deadliest cancers

Mater Researchers were celebrated last week at the 2023 Mater Research Showcase, an annual event where we come together and reflect on the...



Showcasing our year of achievements at Mater Research

Mater Researchers are now one step closer to finding new therapies to prevent and treat Salmonella, serious health issue that causes over 93...



Mater Researchers discover double layer of protection to help gut health

Mater Research’s world-class researchers were acknowledged last night at the prestigious Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards...



Mater Researchers recognised at 2023 Research Australia Awards

Mater Research would like to congratulate all finalists and especially recognise Professor Josephine Forbes, winner, Mater Research Excellence...



Mater Researchers recognised at 2023 Mater People Awards

When Monique Perry was diagnosed with aggressive triple-negative breast cancer she feared her family history was about to repeat itself.



Clinical trials give Queensland breast cancer patients hope

Ten general practitioner practices are being invited to participate in a ground-breaking research project by the Centre for Health System...



General Practices invited to take part in new research

Recognising the potential of precision medicine – developing treatments that were more efficacious and less toxic – led Mater Research...



Professor Maher Gandhi: Life as a clinician-scientist

Mater Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Cameron Turtle as a member of the Research Advisory Board (RAB).



Research Advisory Board Welcomes Professor Cameron Turtle