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About Mater Research

Mater Research is the research arm of Mater, part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and a proud founding partner of the Translational Research Institute.

As an internationally recognised leader in medical research, our bench to bedside philosophy means we work across Mater's hospitals and health services, The University of Queensland and the world-class Translational Research Institute. We are committed to working closely with Mater Health, Mater Education and our growing networking of collaborating partners to turn scientific discovery into the best possible treatment, care, and outcomes for patients and our broader community.

Our strong track record of successful grant applications and fellowship recipients is underpinned by the significant financial support of Mater Foundation. Millions of dollars are contributed each year funding pilot trials and projects, vital infrastructure and resources, backfilling clinical time to enable more clinician-lead research, fellowships for our senior researchers and flexibility to sustain research beyond short-term grants.

With expertise across all facets of medical research – study design, ethics and governance, data collection, biobank management, analysis, and implementation science – Mater Research is responsible for robust management of all research and clinical trials at Mater.

Mater Research has aligned its research programs with the major clinical streams at Mater and has built a reputation for excellence both locally and globally in the areas of:

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Our concerted pursuit of innovation—to discover, improve, adopt and adapt—differentiates Mater as a leader in the areas of health, education, research and philanthropy.

By integrating these fields into the delivery of exceptional healthcare services, Mater is committed to developing and maintaining healthy communities.

We believe that every woman, man and child who is sick should have access to the best possible healthcare; that every doctor, nurse and member of our community should have access to exceptional education, and that every researcher can deliver exceptional world-class research that extends the boundaries of traditional healthcare.

Mater is an iconic Queensland institution, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1906 and committed to providing exceptional care to everyone who passes through its doors.

Today, Mater is a group of seven hospitals, a number of health centres, a world-class medical research institute and pathology and pharmacy businesses—all with the one aim—to provide exceptional care for all. 



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Mater Research Development Team