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 , Implementing evidence to improve health , Mothers', babies and women's health , Neurosciences and cognitive health , Optimising acute care .

App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent
A new mobile phone app being trialled at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent by focusing on a baby’s kicks.
BICARE grant supports health of children with autism
Mater Researcher Dr Jake Gratten has received more than $98,000 in funding to progress research into anxiety and gastrointestinal disorders in autistic children.
“If we can understand the role of the gut microbiota in anxiety and functional gastrointestinal disorders, then there is a possibility that we can determine how to modify the gut microbiota to relieve these symptoms.”
Closing the gap in maternity health services
A devotion to closing the gap in maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has seen Mater Research Institute-UQ Professor Professor Sue Kildea awarded the Health Services Research Award.
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A Mater researcher has developed a method to predict breast cancer patient responses to a commonly prescribed breast cancer drug.

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Nov

New test predicts breast cancer patients at risk of relapse

A devotion to closing the gap in maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has seen Professor Sue Kildea awarded the...

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Nov

Closing the gap in maternity health services

Four Mater clinicians have been successful in receiving research funding from the coveted Betty McGrath Fellowship Scheme.

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Nov

2018 Betty McGrath Fellowship Scheme recipients announced

A new mobile phone app being trialled at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent by...

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Nov

App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent

From October 2018 the new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace the Mater Research Hub to generate new applications to Mater...

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Oct

Ethics Review Manager System roll out - Important information for researchers

A new triple-combination drug trialled at Mater in Brisbane could increase the life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).

19

Oct

Mater helps bring new hope to patients with cystic fibrosis

Mater Researcher Dr Jake Gratten has received more than $98,000 in funding to progress research into anxiety and gastrointestinal disorders in...

19

Oct

BICARE grant supports health of children with autism

Following an international search, Professor Maher Gandhi has been appointed Director of Clinical Research at Mater Research.

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Oct

Mater Research announces appointment to Director of Clinical Research

Mater researchers received two prestigious awards at this year’s Women in Technology (WiT) awards ceremony held at the Royal International...

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Sep

Mater Research recognised at 2018 Women in Technology Awards

Mater Research’s Cancer Immunotherapies Research Group have received prestigious travel awards to attend international conferences

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Sep

Cancer Immunotherapies Research Group receive prestigious travel awards