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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Dr Schweitzer and his colleague Senior Specialist Respiratory Physician Associate Professor Lucy Burr are collaborating in a study on the...

12

Apr

World Parkinson’s Day

Dr Frater’s research, “The Other Half”, will focus on potential interventions for fathers (and partners) experiencing mental health...

31

Mar

Best Start Grant to target mental health services for new dads

During a world first therapy, Mater Researcher and Haematologist Professor Maher Gandhi 46-year-old patient Scott Griffiths has been...

23

Mar

Brisbane Researcher uses breakthrough therapy to cure lymphoma patient

Betty McGrath Grant to help improve newborn pain management outcomes

18

Mar

Betty McGrath Grant to help improve newborn pain management outcomes

Advanced Life Support Training for Frontline Healthcare Workers develops from the Betty McGrath Grant

17

Mar

Advanced Life Support Training for Frontline Healthcare Workers develops from the Betty McGrath Grant

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

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