Research programs

Mater Research is a recognised leader in medical research. Our bench to bedside philosophy means we are committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our collaborating partners to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community.  Our key areas of focus are:


Preventing and fighting cancer.

Chronic and Integrated Care

Improving treatment outcomes and prevention of chronic disease.

Health Care Delivery and Innovation

Translating scientific discovery into clinical practice in order to improve health outcomes for the community.

Mother and Baby

Improving health in pregnancy, childbirth and early life.


Improving brain and nervous system health.