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 .

Mater Researcher receives Equity Trustees Cancer Award
Dr Felicity Davis has been named the inaugural recipient of the Equity Trustees Cancer Award as part of the Equity Trustees Medical Health Partnership Program.
180K to support women changing our world
Two female researchers in Queensland have been awarded strategic grants as a step forward in closing the research and academic gender gap. The winners of Mater Research Strategic Grants for Outstanding Women were awarded on International Women’s Day to Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher and Professor Josephine Forbes, both Group Leaders at the Mater Research Institute – University of Queensland.
RSV immunisation in pregnancy
With almost every infant exposed to RSV by 2 years old, Mater Mothers’ is part of a clinical trial to see if a vaccine for pregnant mothers can protect newborns from the virus.
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Mater researcher and Betty McGrath Fellow Dr Tatjana Ewais has received funding to progress a unique research project into mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. 

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Apr

BICARE grant supports mind and body of young Mater patients

Every year at least 18,000 Australians are diagnosed with sepsis, with around 5000 losing their lives.  

26

Mar

Mater Researcher involved in launch of National sepsis action plan

A landmark Queensland-led study into the emergency care and management of infants with bronchiolitis is set to change the way the disease is treated in hospitals internationally.

23

Mar

Queensland study to revolutionise treatment of children with bronchiolitis

Dr Cameron Turtle, a leading hematology oncologist and bone marrow transplant specialist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center returned to Mater Research to share his latest research.

20

Mar

From Brisbane to Washington: former Mater researcher returns to share advances in cancer research

Dr Felicity Davis has been named the inaugural recipient of the Equity Trustees Cancer Award as part of the Equity Trustees Medical Health Partnership Program. 

19

Mar

Mater Researcher receives Equity Trustees Cancer Award

Two female researchers in Queensland have been awarded strategic grants as a step forward in closing the research and academic gender gap.

08

Mar

180K to support women changing our world

Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher was awarded a Mater Research Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women on International Women’s Day.

08

Mar

Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher: stopping the spread of tuberculosis

Professor Josephine Forbes was awarded a Mater Research Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women on International Women’s Day.

08

Mar

Professor Josephine Forbes: preventing kidney disease in patients with diabetes

As a recipient of last year’s Mater Research Grant for Outstanding Women, Dr Shelley Wilkinson  is passionate about supporting women to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.

08

Mar

Women making a difference: Dr Shelley Wilkinson

As a recipient of last year’s Mater Research Grant for Outstanding Women, Dr Sumaira Hasnain is passionate about the development of women in science.

07

Mar

Women making a difference: Dr Sumaira Hasnain