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
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.
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