Translating innovative health research into better health outcomes
The Menzies Health Institute Queensland undertakes research across the lifecycle to identify key factors that influence health. From this we develop and test strategies to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.
With exceptional biomedical, nursing, allied health, social and behavioural scientists, clinical researchers and research candidates, Griffith’s MenziesHIQ has achieved remarkable outcomes.
Three overarching programs—Building Healthy Communities, Understanding Chronic Conditions and Healthcare Practice and Survivorship—encapsulate our research strengths and align with local and national health priorities. Underpinning the work of these programs is a focus on innovation, data science, research translation and meaningful clinical and community partnerships.
From the director
A key focus is the translatable potential of our research, that is, how likely is it to drive improved outcomes in human health and wellbeing.
Professor Suzanne Chambers
Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Over the next two decades, chronic conditions will account for 80% of our nation’s ill health and represent more than 70% of all healthcare costs. MenziesHIQ researchers are exploring the fundamental basis of disease biology in order to develop innovative strategies and therapies for the prevention and management of chronic conditions.
Healthcare Practice and Survivorship
Our healthcare system faces multiple and complex challenges. New and innovative ways of delivering healthcare need to be developed and integrated into our healthcare system. MenziesHIQ conducts research in partnership with industry, health services, clinicians, patients and their families to maximise the benefits of clinical research and contribute to effective and sustainable health service delivery.
- Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research
- Healthcare Effectiveness and Translation
- Neuroscience, Ageing and Dementia
- Women's Wellness
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence: Prostate Cancer Survivorship
Disability and Rehabilitation
Health is a continuum that includes physical, mental and social wellbeing—not just the absence of disease. Participation in social and community life provide benefits important to an individual’s overall health, wellbeing and survival. Researchers at MenziesHIQ study the role of place in health and wellbeing, and look for ways to alleviate problems and promote health across communities.
Remarkable people—Wendy Moyle
As our life expectancy continues to be extended, the world faces a new and growing challenge—dementia. Professor Wendy Moyle’s research on the use of robots as a therapeutic tool could change the face of dementia care globally, while also allowing people to stay in their own homes longer.
Read more about our annual activities and achievements:
- 2014 Menzies Health Institute Queensland Annual Report
- 2013 Griffith Health Institute Annual Report
- 2012 Griffith Health Institute Annual Report
- 2011 Griffith Health Institute Annual Report