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 .

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



Mater Researchers make early breakthrough with cancer vaccines

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



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...



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...



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

Mater researcher Professor Vicki Clifton and her team want to know how parent’s lifestyle choices impact their children.



Journey to discovering support for healthy families in Queensland

A new era of ovarian cancer research has begun, with Queensland studies receiving a record-breaking four out of eight grants.



Multi-grant success for ovarian cancer research

Dr Lucy Burr has expansive knowledge of respiratory illness which is helping the taskforce build living guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19.



Mater part of national pandemic response taskforce

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and give thanks to those who help to support various initiatives by donating their valuable...



When opportunity wheels by

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Strategic Grant for Outstanding Women.



Promising researcher awarded the Outstanding Women’s Grant

Professor John Hooper and his team based at TRI, receives accolade that will allow them to progress ovarian cancer research to clinical trial.



Accolade for ovarian cancer research achievement