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.
BICARE grant supports health of children with autism
Mater Researcher Dr Jake Gratten has received more than $98,000 in funding to progress research into anxiety and gastrointestinal disorders in autistic children.
“If we can understand the role of the gut microbiota in anxiety and functional gastrointestinal disorders, then there is a possibility that we can determine how to modify the gut microbiota to relieve these symptoms.”
Closing the gap in maternity health services
A devotion to closing the gap in maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has seen Mater Research Institute-UQ Professor Professor Sue Kildea awarded the Health Services Research Award.
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Researchers from Mater Research have been awarded more than $1.84 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding.

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Dec

Mater Research awarded $1.84 million in NHMRC funding

Mater researchers have shown that new applications of existing drugs has the potential to improve quality of life for people with Myasthenia...

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Dec

New applications of drugs could reduce side effects for Myasthenia gravis patients

Dr Sam Bora has been promoted to Associate Professor at Mater Research and UQ's Faculty of Medicine.

06

Dec

Mater Researcher receives Associate Professorship

The Mater Research Awards and Young Investigator Symposium was held on Friday 29 November

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Dec

Mater Research Awards and Young Investigator Symposium

Mater Group is proud to mark a milestone in its history, the launch of a new brand.

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Nov

We’re Mater, and we’re better together

A Mater researcher has developed a method to predict breast cancer patient responses to a commonly prescribed breast cancer drug.

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Nov

New test predicts breast cancer patients at risk of relapse

Mater is proud to officially welcome Professor Patrick Chauvel as Professorial Research Fellow at Mater Research.

12

Nov

Welcome Professor Patrick Chauvel

A devotion to closing the gap in maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has seen Professor Sue Kildea awarded the...

09

Nov

Closing the gap in maternity health services

Four Mater clinicians have been successful in receiving research funding from the coveted Betty McGrath Fellowship Scheme.

05

Nov

2018 Betty McGrath Fellowship Scheme recipients announced

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...

01

Nov

App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent