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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Queensland researchers are trialing new light therapy patches as a non-invasive treatment for pain on patients who have had knee replacement...



Mater researchers shed light on knee replacement therapy

Endocrinologist and Mater Researcher David McIntyre has been conferred the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of his outstanding...



Mater Researcher conferred title of Emeritus Professor alongside Lifetime Achievement Award 

Mater Research hosted the 2023 Future Leaders Symposium at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) this week.



Mater Research’s Future Leaders Celebrated at Annual Symposium

Pregnant women with diabetes will be able to enjoy midwifery-led care for the first time thanks to an Australian-first model of care being...



Mater launches Australian-first model of care for diabetic pregnant mums

The first Australian trial of a new COVID medication that is set to save the lives of vulnerable immuno-suppressed patients has been launched...



Lifesaving COVID medication to protect our most vulnerable

Dr Jay Gunawardana and Dr Joshua Tobin, members of Mater Research's Blood Cancer Group led by Professor Maher Gandhi, have recently been...



Mater Researcher’s lymphoma studies attract funding boost

Scientists at Mater Research and The University of Queensland have recently identified a potential treatment to enhance the healing of...



Researchers investigate new therapy to heal osteoporosis fractures

A ground-breaking Mater Research project will place health workers in Indigenous communities across Queensland and study the long-term...



Landmark First Peoples health study to roll out across Queensland

A team of clinician-based Mater Researchers are leading the way launching a new Australian-first innovative model of care for pregnant women...



Mater Researchers launch new obstetric care model for pregnant women with diabetes

We are delighted to announce that Mater Researcher, Jen Stables, a final year PhD student in the Macrophage Biology Research Group was a...



Mater Researcher Jen Stables is inspiring the next generation of Queensland women in STEM