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.
Transition to Ethics Review Manager System - Important information for for researchers and clinicians undertaking research at Mater
The new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to Mater Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) as well as incorporate SSA submissions to Mater Research Governance.
The roll-out will occur in two stages for Mater researchers:
Stage 1 (July 2018): transition of Research Ethics applications from Online Forms to ERM
Stage 2 (August 2018): transition of Research Governance applications to ERM
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The AAMRI Research Impact Working Group, which includes Mater Research, recently secured funding from the Ian Potter Foundation to develop a...



Mater Research secures Ian Potter Foundation grant as part of AAMRI Research Impact Working Group

Postgraduate research students at Mater recently presented their research projects at the Mater Research Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.



Mater Research Postgraduate students excel at Three Minute Thesis competition

From July 2018 the new Ethics Review Manager (ERM) system will replace Online Forms for applications to the Mater HREC and SSA submissions to...



Ethics Review Manager System roll out - Important information for researchers

The Equity Trustees’ Cancer Research Travel Grants have been awarded to Mater Research PhD student Johanna Erbani and Research Officer Dr...



Equity Trustees’ Cancer Research Travel Grants announced

In March 2018, Dr Erin Wilson won the “Outstanding new presenter” award at the Australasian Gynaecological Endoscopy and Surgery Society...



Dr Erin Wilson PhD student at Mater Research wins “Outstanding new presenter” award

Congratulations to Helen Liley for her promotion to Professor by The University of Queensland.



Congratulations to Helen Liley for promotion to Professor

Mater Research is undertaking the largest study of induction of labour ever undertaken, here at the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.



Induction of labour - PINC BALLOON Study at Mater Mothers

A team of researchers led by Professor Gregory Monteith from Mater Research and UQ School of Pharmacy have developed a new way to visualise...



New instrumentation allows Mater Researchers to visualise breast cancer cells as they die

Mater researcher and Betty McGrath Fellow Dr Tatjana Ewais has received funding to progress a unique research project into mindfulness...



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.  



Mater Researcher involved in launch of National sepsis action plan