Translating innovative health research into better health outcomes
The Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ) 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 MHIQ has achieved remarkable outcomes.
Four overarching programs—Disability and Rehabilitation, EPIC Health Systems, Healthcare Practice and Survivorship, and Infectious Diseases and Immunology—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
Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing through globally-significant research and community engagement.
Professor Paul Scuffham
Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland
Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Each year, more than one million people around the globe die from infectious diseases. MHIQ researchers are investigating innovative strategies and therapies to help prevent, manage and eradicate some of these major diseases. This research program focuses on immune disorders such as coeliac disease, multiple sclerosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome as well as infectious diseases including viruses and bacteria causing cancer, urinary tract infections, gut and oral health problems.
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.
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.