Mission and vision


To translate our research discoveries and integrate them into improved healthcare.


To discover new knowledge central to the Mater mission, translate this knowledge into practice and integrate these research outcomes into improved healthcare and educational practices across Mater.

Mercy Values

Mater Research wholeheartedly commits to the Mater Values:

  • We honour and promote the dignity of human life and of all creation 
  • We act with compassion and integrity 
  • We strive for excellence. 

Mater Research

In addition to the Mercy Values, Mater Research is committed to upholding the values relating to our scientific, medical and management mission:

  • Integrity - we conduct ourselves and our work honestly and ethically to build a culture of excellence.
  • Innovation - developing and extending knowledge to improve health.
  • Inspiration - educating and imparting knowledge to inspire each other and future generations. 
  • Engagement - fostering and encouraging teamwork, collaboration and commitment to the community.