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 .

App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent
A new mobile phone app being trialled at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent by focusing on a baby’s kicks.
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A vaccine for childhood respiratory viral infections is a step closer after an Mater Research Institute—UQ immunopathology specialist was...



RSV vaccine a step closer

More Australians living with follicular lymphoma could benefit from tailored treatment through development of a new clinical scoring model...



New score to help navigate improved treatment for follicular lymphoma patients

Mater’s Fertility Services program is helping couples restore their reproductive health, and the results from research are looking positive.



Mater's Fertility Service achieves pregnancies through natural approach

Mater Research held its annual 3-minute thesis (3MT) competition last week showcasing the work of Higher Degree Research students and honours...



Mater researchers present three minute thesis

Mater Research CEO Professor Maher Gandhi has secured additional funding from the Leukaemia Foundation to investigate a new therapeutic...



Mater researcher investigates a new therapeutic approach for follicular lymphoma

Professor Helen Liley’s addressed the prestigious Boston Children’s Hospital at their 150th Anniversary this month.



International spotlight on newborn care

Today at Mater there are approximately 200 clinical trials currently underway across many disciplines including nursing and midwifery, all...



Celebrating International Clinical Trials day

Mater Research and Mater Mothers' Hospitals representatives participated in the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Congress...



Improving maternal and newborn health outcomes

Mater researcher and Director of the Stillbirth Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) Professor Vicki Flenady has been awarded $1.3 million...



New Federal support to ensure more healthy pregnancies in Australia

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



180K to support women changing our world