Our research

Mater Research is a recognised leader in medical research. With more than 300 laboratory and clinical researchers working arcoss Mater's hospitals and the world-class Translational Research Institute (TRI) , Mater Research is committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our growing network of partners to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community.

Research programs and groups

Working closely with Mater clinicians to deliver on our bench to bedside philosophy, Mater Research has built a reputation for excellence both locally and globally in the areas of mothers’, babies’ and women’s health, cancer biology and care, neurosciences and cognitive health, innovating the delivery of healthcare and chronic disease biology and care.

Clinical Trials

Mater undertakes a variety of clinical trials, across a number of medical specialities, to enable us to advance and improve our delivery of safe, efficient, cost-effective healthcare for our patients. Find out how you can be involved.


A Biobank stores leftover human tissue samples not needed for diagnosis or treatment which has been removed during a medical procedure such as an operation, a biopsy, or a blood test. Researchers use tissues from biobanks to study disease and find better ways to diagnose, prevent, and treat a variety of health conditions.

Participate in research at Mater

You don’t have to be a scientist to make a difference. You can help Mater Research develop their research by donating blood or tissue, giving permission to Mater to review your medical records for research purposes, participating in clinical trials or volunteering as a consumer representative