We focus on translatable, interdisciplinary research at the forefront of discovery

Through globally significant research and community engagement, we strive to improve the overall health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and adults.

We undertake research on all parts of life that affect our health, from social determinants, communicable and non-communicable disease, to clinical techniques, vaccines, musculoskeletal health and ageing.

Research areas

Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions


Chronic disease

Dementia and neurological disorders

Health economics

Infectious diseases

Mental health and wellbeing

Patient safety

Rehabilitation and disability

Research programs

MenziesHIQ is structured around four overarching research programs that encapsulate our research strengths, and align with local, national and international health priorities.

Applied Health Economics

Gold Coast Biobank

The Gold Coast Biobank has been set up to bridge the gap in translational research and clinical care through centralising and developing one biobanking resource to facilitate ease of access to biospecimens.

Quantitative Digital Pathology-Immunohistochemistry Section

Under the leadership of Dr Eugen Petcu, the new section of Quantitative Digital Pathology-Immunohistochemistry provides expert assessments using the latest technology represented by GenASIs HiPath.


Systems biology and data science involves the collection and processing of high-quality data from vast biological samples, using automated, robust, high-throughput and efficient procedures. The Systems Biology and Data Science core facility utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and data analytics to make the most of your samples.

Clinical trials

Clinical trial participants play a key role in helping us deliver improved health outcomes. Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and give back to your community.

Research Collaboration Deed

The Research Collaboration Deed is an available research grant for projects between Griffith University and the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.

Get in touch

Contact the Menzies Health Institute Queensland