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.

We continue to make great strides in medical research, read about our recent successes in our latest Annual Report.


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The long-lasting impact of school closures and lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to affect Queensland youth, with a 40 per...



Post-COVID rise of mental health issues in young people

A/Prof Kym Rae has won the inaugural Women in Technology Award for inspiring diversity in STEM.



Women in Technology Awards recognise inspirational Mater Researcher

A project investigating an ancient retrovirus and another on perinatal mental health have won seed funding at the 2022 Future Leaders...



Early career researchers making their mark for a better future

Queensland woman Kelsie Dummètt is in the fight of her life against melanoma, and Mater Researchers are working to develop an immunotherapy to...



Kelsie determined to beat melanoma after 14 operations

The Stillbirth CRE has been given a huge funding boost to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate programs on stillbirth prevention...



Stillbirth CRE gets funding boost to extend reach and impact

In a boost to the health and wellbeing of women of Greater Springfield, Mater Health Economist and Researcher Dr Elizabeth Martin has been...



Award shines spotlight on Springfield women’s health

In a Queensland first, Mater Epilepsy Unit and Mater Research are changing the conversation in epilepsy care by appointing a dedicated speech...



Mater changing conversation in epilepsy care with speech therapy

Young Australians are at risk of unknowingly developing liver disease due to overeating and drinking too much alcohol, warns Mater Research...



‘Silent epidemic’ affecting the health of young Australians

Mater Researcher, Associate Professor Katharina Ronacher is on the hunt for medical answers to treating patients with COVID-19, and a $70,000...



Diabetes Australia grant helps boost COVID-19 research

Our researchers are making big strides in the fight against Type 1 diabetes, identifying a crucial protein that could prevent the autoimmune...



Discovery boosts hopes of preventing Type I diabetes