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.

Four overarching programs—Disability and Rehabilitation, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Applied Health Economics, 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 research aims to directly improve the health and wellbeing of the Australian and international community by facilitating world-class discoveries that target the development of healthcare practice and survivorship. MenziesHIQ researchers undertake committed scientific research with an emphasis on improving patient care, experiences and outcomes.

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.

Applied Health Economics

At the forefront of an evolving healthcare system, health economists, health services researchers and biostatisticians at MenziesHIQ are conducting multidisciplinary research to deliver leading advice, with significant impact on policy.  Our researchers continue to drive safe, effective and efficient healthcare solutions that are responsive to consumer needs and enhance quality of life.

Our people

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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.

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Menzies Foundation

The Menzies Foundation is proud to partner with Griffith University to identify and promote the next generation of Australians leaders, invest in world-class health research and advance initiatives of national importance.

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