UQ is one of Australia’s premier research institutions, with health and medical discoveries contributing significantly to UQ's research strengths.

Our global positioning attracts significant financial support, including over $50 million last year for discovery and translation from the National Health and Medical Research Council and numerous multimillion dollar collaborations with the private sector.

  • Our Research

    Internationally recognised leaders in their fields, UQ’s health, medical, behavioural and biomedical scientists and clinicians generate new discoveries, techniques and treatments.

  • Our Research Strengths

    UQ is a leading source of expertise in many significant areas of health, medical, behavioural and biomedical sciences research.

  • UQ Researchers

    UQ Researchers is for industry and business, for academic community, for research students and for the wider community.  Your search for a solution starts here.

  • Research Higher Degrees

    Research Higher Degrees

    With unrivalled research expertise and an international reputation for excellence, UQ provides every advantage to succeed during your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

  • Our Schools

    Biomedical Sciences
    Discover how the body works, how cells function and interact to generate, fight and cure disease.

    Learn clinical skills and apply scientific principles to improve oral health.

    Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    Help people achieve good health and overcome impediments to their abilities and optimal strength.

    Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
    Explore how the human body performs at basic and challenging activity levels and the impact of movement and nutrition on well-being.

    Apply your passion for science to fight diseases, repair injuries and improve people’s health, quality of life, and longevity.

    Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
    Develop clinical care and interpersonal skills for understanding the needs of patients and helping people in need.

    Support patient care with expert knowledge of medicines and how substances interact with the human body.

    Public Health
    Discover how the delivery of services can respond effectively to the changing health needs of communities.

    Understand how to help people improve their emotional and mental health.

  • Our Research Centres and Institutes

    UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR)
    Focused on improving people's lives through patient-orientated research, UQCCR brings together leading health professionals, clinicians and scientists from around the globe.

    Centre for the Business and Economics of Health
    Australia's only research centre dedicated to the business and economics of health.

    Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research (CYSAR)
    CYSAR's vision is to promote the health and well-being of young people by increasing Australia’s capacity to respond effectively to the harm associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse.

    Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD)
    The CIPDD’s research and training activities are dedicated to bringing innovation into the testing methods used for the preclinical development of potential new therapeutics as a means of improving the productivity of the global biopharmaceutical industry.

    Child Health Research Centre (CHRC)
    The Child Health Research Centre is a child focused health research institute.

    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI)
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) is a modern research facility where clinical and basic science converge in the translational research of cancer and disorders of immune regulation.

    Mater Research Institute-UQ (MRI-UQ)
    A world class institute that is committed to academic medicine and aims to discover, develop, translate, and commercialise medical research that integrates with relevant areas of excellence within clinical practice.

    Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
    A centre dedicated to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    Recover Injury Research Centre
    A leading Australian research centre that is committed to generating new knowledge and innovations to address the burden of injury and disability globally.

    Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
    A new research centre committed to establishing and maintaining multidisciplinary research expertise across a range of environmental health sciences.


Research and Innovation at UQ
The University of Queensland is a truly global research powerhouse. UQ is a leading source of expertise in local, national and international communities in many strategically important areas of research.