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:

Cancer biology and care

Preventing and fighting cancer.

Chronic disease biology and care

Improving treatment outcomes and prevention of chronic disease.

Implementing evidence to improve health

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

Mothers', babies and women's health

Improving health in pregnancy, childbirth and early life.

Neurosciences and cognitive health

Improving brain and nervous system health.

Optimising acute care

Exploring new approaches to optimise acute care and recovery.