A leading institute for health and medical research
Established in 2015, Menzies Health Institute Queensland is a globally-renowned partnership between Griffith University and the prestigious Menzies Foundation.
As Griffith’s largest research institute, we aim to transform health and community services through informed, innovative and sustainable solutions.
Our long-standing relationship with the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service also creates a unique opportunity that is capable of producing remarkable improvements for patients.
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
MHIQ is structured around four overarching research programs that encapsulate our research strengths and align with local, national and international health priorities.
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.
The MHIQ Advisory Board was founded in 2016 to support the Director, staff and members in achieving the goals of the University and the strategic vision of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
Mr Nigel Chamier AM (Chair)
Mr Nigel Chamier AM has a background in property and infrastructure and sits on a range of Public and Private sector boards including South Bank Corporation, The ACT City Renewal Authority and Queensland Airports Limited. Following a highly successful career with JLL, Nigel now provides high level strategic advice and focuses on ensuring major projects are delivered on time and on budget.
Ms Anna Andriolo
With more than 30 years’ experience in banking, financial planning, retail and client management, Anna Andriolo’s long-term employment at the National Australia Bank (NAB) sees her equipped with an unrivalled skillset. As the Client Director for NAB private, Anna focuses on mentoring, business development and client relationships. She holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Swinburne University, Victoria.
Mr T Brian Finn AO
Brian worked with IBM for 35 years in marketing, software development and general management roles in Europe, the United States and in Asia. He was CEO of IBM Australia (1980–1993), and Chairman from 1991 to 1998. He has been a Director of a number of companies and organisations, including Telstra, Sydney Ports Corporation, PowerTel, Heytesbury and AXA Asia Pacific Holdings.
Mr John-Paul Langbroek MP
John-Paul is a proud Gold Coast local, father of three and husband of Stacey. He was elected as the Member for Surfers Paradise in 2004, and currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and Shadow Minister for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Candidature. Prior to the 2015 election, John-Paul was the Education Minister in the former LNP Government.
Ms Bronwyn Morris AM
Bronwyn Morris is a Non-Executive Director whose portfolio spans the publicly-listed, unlisted, Government and not-for-profit sectors across a broad range of industries. She is Vice President and Deputy Chairman of RACQ and is a director of wholly owned subsidiaries RACQ Insurance and RACQ Bank. She is also a director of Collins Foods Limited and Watpac Limited.
Mr Michael Pennisi
Michael is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the QSuper Group of entities which includes QInvest Limited (a financial planning business). Michael was recently appointed to the Board of QInsure Limited; a life insurance company and a QSuper Group entity. Michael has over 28 years’ experience in senior executive roles with some of Australia’s largest superannuation funds and investment management and financial planning firms.
Mark Peters served as Chief Executive Officer of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, a position he accepted after heading the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid Company. His senior sporting administration roles include almost ten years as CEO of the Australian Sports Commission, President of the Australian Baseball Federation and Executive member of International Baseball Federation.
Professor Sheena Reilly
Professor Sheena Reilly took up the role Pro-Vice Chancellor (Health) at Griffith University in August 2016 after serving as the Inaugural Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Professor Reilly is an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, Fellow of the UK Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and of Speech Pathology Australia.
Professor Paul Scuffham
Professor Paul Scuffham joined Griffith University in early 2006 as a Professor in Health Economics. He has since established the Centre for Applied Health Economics and in December 2018 became the Director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Paul has more than 20 years' experience as a researcher and advisor to healthcare organisations in Australia, the United Kingdom and internationally.
Dr Karen Struthers
Following a career as a Member of Parliament and Minister in the Queensland Government, Karen is currently the Director of Screaming Birds Consultancy (Service development, evaluation and innovation and Research Fellow, Griffith University (casual appointment). Karen is currently supporting and evaluating a youth participation program, R4Respect —young people as peer educators building gender equality and more respectful relationships.