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 , Chronic and Integrated Care , Health Care Delivery and Innovation , Mother and Baby , Neuroscience .

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Mater researchers receive generous support to improve the health of preterm babies and reduce the rate of stillbirth across the country.

03

Mar

The Lott by Golden Casket donation set to improve health of mothers and babies

Health Service Research received a boost for further work into understanding perinatal physiotherapy care through a new co-designed program...

01

Mar

Physiotherapy approach to improve the mental health of mothers

Traditionally blood transfusions would be given to a patient to compensate for this loss. However, there are risks associated

26

Feb

Patient Blood Management Pillars’ Supported by Betty McGrath Grant

Mater’s newly established Perinatal Mental Health Team celebrated a win this year.

22

Feb

Perinatal Mental Health gets a lift from Best Start Grant success

Late gestation research into adverse pregnancy outcomes gained funding to begin research using machine learning techniques.

12

Feb

Betty McGrath Grant will help develop reliable prediction methods for mothers’ and babies’ health

Perinatal and infant mental health is better for the Best Start Grant.

03

Feb

Grant awarded for further study into Mothers’ Mental Health

Ovarian cancer may be one of the lesser recognised women’s cancers, but it is one of the deadliest...

01

Feb

Ovarian cancer developments in the “Year of the Agent”

Aleysha's hard work in 2020 has been recognised.

27

Jan

Occupational Therapist recognised for outstanding efforts

The PREBO-6 Study helps understand the brain health of premature babies.

21

Jan

Providing hope for premature babies

It's a wrap for the 2020 inaugural event.

20

Nov

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