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. Four of our programs are co-led by a clinical and biomedical lead, while our Healthcare Delivery and Innovation has a medical and nursing co-lead. Our programs are Cancer, Chronic and Integrated care, Healthcare Delivery and Innovation, Mother and Baby and Neurosciences. We encourage our programs to be interlinked, and many of our research groups perform ground-breaking research that spans across individual programs. 

Click on the program links below to see our list of research groups.


Preventing and fighting cancer.

Chronic and Integrated Care

Improving treatment outcomes and prevention of chronic disease.

Healthcare 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.