Research groups 2018-01-22T05:13:44+00:00

Research groups

The following table contains an index of contact details for research groups and research support services in Metro North. You can use the search field to find specific entries or filter by facility or type.

GroupFacilityAboutContact details
Adult Congenital Heart UnitTPCHThe Adult Congenital Heart Unit research aims at a better understanding of this unique group of patients with a view to improving their management and quality of life. Focus has been on the multiple medical problems of patients with the most complex cardiac anatomy who have had the Fontan operation. A 5 year Australia wide Partnership study is financed by an NHMRC grant. Also studies of psychological factors troubling our patients and programs to resolve them are underway.Adult Congenital Heart Unit
Cardiology Department
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
Fax: (07) 3139 4715
Email: dorothy.radford@health.qld.gov.au
Allied Health Research CollaborativeMetro NorthAllied Health Research Collaborative's vision is to drive research excellence in the Allied Health disciplines in order to create and translate research evidence-based practice and improved patient outcomes. The program has five streams of research each led by an Academic Research Fellow.Allied Health Research Collaborative
Level 1, Main Acute Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road Chermside QLD 4032
Email: AHRC@health.qld.gov.au
Anaesthesia Research GroupTPCHAnaesthesia Research Group is involved in high quality national and international multicentre projects that helps us to improve and review anaesthetic practice in order to provide exceptional care to the patients along their surgical pathway. The emphasis of our research is patient related outcomes. Currently, our areas of interest are effective pain management following surgery, ultrasound guided nerve blocks for pain relief, safety of anaesthetic drugs, optimising patients' health before surgery, better short term and long term outcomes following surgery, implications of obesity and reducing unnecessary transfusion during surgery.Dr. Usha Gurunathan
Anaesthesia Research Group
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4000
Fax: (07) 3139 4651
Email: usha.gurunathan@health.qld.gov.au
Betty Byrne Henderson CentreRBWHThe Betty Byrne Henderson Women's Health Research Centre also provides resources for information on women's health and conducts regular symposia on women's health issues for health professionals and members of the public. Studies include a comprehesive multi-disciplinary evaluation of how older women live and what health outcomes they encounter.Betty Byrne Henderson Centre
Phone: (07) 3365 5205
Email: s.khoo@uq.edu.au
Brighton Research Advancement team (BRATs)BrightonThe Brighton Health Campus provide sub-acute (adult inpatient rehabilitation, residential and community transition care program) and specialist residential care services. The BRATs provide leadership and guidance in planning and conducting research within Brighton Health Campus (BHC). They do this by: Acting as resource and central touch point for research interests across BHC; Maintain register of research projects underway across BHC; Promoting a research culture across BHCBrighton Research Advancement team (BRATs)
Brighton Health Campus
449 Hornibrook Hwy
Brighton QLD 4017
Email: paul.bew@health.qld.gov.au
Brisbane Diamantina Health PartnersExternalBrisbane Diamantina Health Partners brings together eight of Queensland's leading hospitals, universities and research institutes. By facilitating collaboration, we will ensure translation and integration of cutting-edge research and innovation deliver better health outcomes for all Queenslanders.Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners
Level 7, Translational Research Institute
37 Kent Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Phone: (07) 3443 8058
Website: http://brisbanediamantina.com/
Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre (BTCCRC)RBWHThe BTCCRC was established in 2004 in response to the Bali bombings. It began as a collaborative venture between the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Burns and Intensive Care Units and UQ School of Medicine and has since incorporated the Departments of Anaesthesia & Peri-operative Medicine and Emergency Medicine.Burns Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre
Level 8, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Building 71/918
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3346 5020
Fax: (07) 3346 5598
Email: btccrc01@uq.edu.au
Caboolture-Kilcoy Hospitals Innovation and Research Program (CHIRP)Caboolture-Kilcoy HospitalAchieve excellence at Caboolture-Kilcoy Hospitals through locally relevant research, service evaluation, and quality assurance activities.Education and Skills Centre
Caboolture Hospital
McKean Street
Caboolture QLD 4510
Phone: (07) 5316 5735
Email: CHIRP.Research@health.qld.gov.au
Cardio-thoracic Surgery Research Unit (CTSRU)TPCHThe Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Group evaluates new surgical technical and clinical strategies to enhance patient outcomes while increasing clinical program efficiency. Through their research they evaluate new technology, including informatics, relevant to supporting cardiothoracic surgery practice and research processes.Cardio-thoracic Surgery Research Unit (CTSRU)
Level 1, Main Acute Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4230
Email: susan.smith@health.qld.gov.au
Cardiology Clinical Research CentreTPCHThe Prince Charles Hospital Cardiology Clinical Research Centre (CCRC) is responsible for conducting and maintaining numerous medication and medical device trials. The Centre participates in many national and international registry studies that review current clinical technologies and practices that are being introduced into medicine. The Centre also provides support to investigator initiated research and authorised prescribers. The Centre is engaged in various phases of multi-centred, international and national clinical trials including investigator initiated studies that investigate the treatment, management and follow up care of patients with a range of chronic and acute cardiac conditions and diseases.Cardiology Clinical Research Centre
Level 5, Clinical Sciences Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4711
Fax: (07) 3139 6149
Email:tpch-cardiology-research@health.qld.gov.au
Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE)RBWHThe Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) was established by Queensland Health in 2001 to enhance palliative care services in Queensland through education and research.Level 7, Block 7
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 1449
Fax: (07) 3646 7942
Email: cpcre@health.qld.gov.au
Website: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/cpcre
Centre for the Advancement of Clinical ResearchRBWHThe Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research (CACR) promotes innovative clinical research within the Metro North Health Service District. It assists current and future researchers in participating in research programs and to provide links between researchers and funding opportunities, including the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation.Centre for the Advancement of Clinical Research
Level 4, UQCCR Building
71/918 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Campus
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 8579
Fax: (07) 3646 2355
Email: jacqueline.robinson@health.qld.gov.au
Clinical Research Unit, Cancer Care ServicesRBWHThe Cancer Care Service Clinical Research Unit runs a very active research and clinical trials program which includes Haematology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. Our portfolio includes international, national and local studies. There is an ongoing collaboration between the Clinical Research Unit and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute which corresponds to an improved ability to develop and participate in translational research programs. Many of the drugs now used as standard cancer treatments have been developed as a result of trials that this department has been involved in. We are committed to offering our patients clinical trials which aim to improve treatments and outcomes for all cancer patients.Clinical Research Unit
Ground Floor, Building 34
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Email: HaemBMTClinicalTrialsUnit@health.qld.gov.au
Email: medoncclinicaltrials@health.qld.gov.au
Email: radonc.trials@health.qld.gov.au
Collaborative for Allied Health Research, Learning and Innovation (CAHRLI)Metro NorthThe Metro North Collobarative for Allied Health Research, Learning and Innovation (CAHRLI) is a strategic network of allied health clinicians and researchers that will formally link research, learning and patient care, capitalising on our existing resources to enhance capacity and output. CAHRLI will be driven by principles of innovation and translation of research into practice.Collaborative for Allied Health Research,
Learning and Innovation (CAHRLI)
Phone: (07) 3647 9699
Email: cahrli@health.qld.gov.au
Core Thoracic Research GroupTPCHThe Core Thoracic Research Group's aim is to explore new diagnostic tests, mechanisms and treatments in a diverse range of thoracic diseases with a particular focus on bronchiectasis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Their research addresses a diverse range of respiratory diseases and includes investigating new and better therapies for COPD and bronchiectasis. They also explore allied health interventions for COPD and pneumonia, interventions for Pneumothorax and review rare lung diseases including alveolar proteinosis and pulmonary AVM's.Thoracic Medicine
Administration Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4042
Critical Care Research Group (CCRG)TPCHThe Critical Care Research Group (CCRG) based at The Prince Charles Hospital (The Prince Charles Hospital) is a collaborative of multi-disciplinary researchers committed to finding world-first innovative solutions that will lead to healthier living, improved quality of life, less hospitalisations and more efficient clinical treatment. The aims of the CCRG are to increase understanding of the many issues facing the critically ill patient; translate this new knowledge regarding critically ill patients into new or improved treatment methods; develop the quality and significance of research to become a nationally and internationally recognised research centre; facilitate inter-departmental and international collaboration between all specialties involved in acute care medicine.Level 3, Clinical Sciences Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 6880
Email:TPCH-CCGR@health.qld.gov.au
Cystic Fibrosis Research GroupTPCHThe Cystic Fibrosis Research Group aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) and suppurative lung diseases (including bronchiectasis) by translating basic science discoveries from their laboratories into clinical outcomes. Our Group is focused on improved understanding of infection and inflammation of CF lung disease leading to better diagnosis and treatments using molecular tools.Cystic Fibrosis Research Group
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre
The Prince Charles Hospital
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4770
Fax: (07) 3139 5630
Email: scott.bell@health.qld.gov.au
Department of Emergency MedicineRBWHThe Department of Emergency Medicine at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is a unique research environment in which our medical, nursing and allied health staff and students engage in a broad spectrum of research within the themes of critical care, cardiac, trauma and people & practices. Our collaborative approach sees us working with clinical staff and academic researchers throughout Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and from many other Australian and international hospitals and universities.Ground Floor, Dr James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield Street
Herston
Phone: (07) 3646 0801
Email: RBWH-DEMResearch@health.qld.gov.au
Department of PhysiotherapyRBWHThe Department has a strong research culture across a number of clinical fields. Research within the department has been underpinned by practical clinical research questions with a focus on the direct translation of research findings to improve patient and health service outcomes. Research is well integrated within the Department and is driven by collaboration between designated research fellows and clinical staff members with specific interest in their fields of professional practice and expertise.Level 2, Ned Hanlon Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 4319
Department of PsychologyRBWHApplications within behavioural medicine include: health promotion, symptom management and disease management. In 2014 the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital & UQ Psychology Education, Research and Training Centre (RUPERT) opened.Department of Psychology
Level 2, Dr James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston
Phone: (07)3646 8268
Email: angela.omalia@health.qld.gov.au
Department of Rehabilitation EngineeringRBWHThe Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital) Rehabilitation Engineering Centre (REC) works to improve the quality of life of Queenslanders with disabilities through:- - The provision of services in the identification of technology requirements of people with complex equipment needs. - The design and manufacture of custom solutions when appropriate for clients with complex needs. - The provision of independent advice on rehabilitation technology solutions. - The provision of education related to rehabilitation technology solutions. - Participation in research and development in rehabilitation technology.Department of Rehabilitation Engineering
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston Road
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07)3646 7773
Email: rehab-eng@health.qld.gov.au
Department of Social Work ServicesRBWHSocial Work Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital identifies its mission as assisting patients, their families and carers with the impact of changes in health on individual and family functioning, and achieving maximum benefits from health care services through leadership in service provision, education and research.Department of Social Work Services
Level 2, Dr James Mayne Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St, Herston
Phone: (07)3646 8268
Email: angela.omalia@health.qld.gov.au
Echocardiography Research UnitTPCHThe Echocardiography Research Unit aims to advance echocardiography procedures and enhance patient care. The unit hopes to improve echocardiography and to further the understanding of new and conventional echocardiographic parameters to improve patient care. We cover various areas of study, looking to address a variety of health issues in patients.Cardiac Investigations Unit
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 5808
Email: Darryl.Burstow@health.qld.gov.au
Education and Skills CentreCaboolture-Kilcoy HospitalTo provide a range of services and information that encourages and enhances the provision of patient care, research, education and management undertaken by staff and students.Education and Skills Centre
Caboolture Hospital
McKean Street
Caboolture QLD 4510
Phone: (07) 5316 5760
Email: cablib@health.qld.gov.au
Emergency Medicine research groupRedcliffe HospitalA multidisciplinary group conducting research in emergency medicineDr Doug Morel
Email: doug.morel@health.qld.gov.au
Emergency Medicine Research Group (EMRG)TPCHIn line with our position as the access point for hospital-based care, EMRG interests span the age spectrum plus a wide range of conditions. All our studies are aimed at improving the quality of care which we approach from a range of angles with an emergency-specific focus.Dr Frances B Kinnear
Department of Emergency Medicine and Children's Services
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 5421/0413 404 248
Email: kinnearf@yahoo.com
General Medicine Nursing Professorial Unit (QUT)Redcliffe HospitalA Redcliffe Hospital and Queensland University of Technology collaborative research group with a focus on nursing and models of care research in general medicineDr Alan Barnard
Email: a.barnard@qut.edu.au
Human Research Ethics CommitteeRBWHHuman Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval is required for all human research conducted within Metro North. The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00172) is constituted and acts in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, which includes operating in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95): Annotated with TGA comments. The HREC is also certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council to conduct ethical review of multi-centre human research.Human Research Ethics Office
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Level 7, Block 7
Butterfield Street
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 6132
Email: RBWH-Ethics@health.qld.gov.au
Website: http://mbs.uq.edu.au/article/2014/07/herston-imaging-research-facility
Human Research Ethics CommitteeTPCHHuman Research Ethics Committee (HREC) approval is required for all human research conducted within Metro North. The Price Charles Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (EC00168) is constituted and acts in accordance with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, which includes operating in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the Note for Guidance on Good Clinical Practice (CPMP/ICH/135/95): Annotated with TGA comments. The HREC is also certified by the National Health and Medical Research Council to conduct ethical review of multi-centre human research.Research Ethics and Governance Unit
The Prince Charles Hospital
Building 14
Rode Road
Chermside Qld 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4500
Email: R&ETPCH@health.qld.gov.au
Intensive Care Nursing Professorial Unit (QUT)Redcliffe HospitalA Redcliffe Hospital and Queensland University of Technology collaborative research group with a focus on nursing and models of care research in intensive careAssociate Professor Martin Christensen
Email: martin.christensen@qut.edu.au
Internal Medicine and Dementia Research Group (IMDRU)TPCHThe Internal Medicine and Dementia Research Unit (IMDRU) was established in 1998 to provide patients with an opportunity to participate in clinical trials. The unit is a multidisciplinary unit which specialises in dementia and Alzheimer's Disease and provides services through clinical trials, education and research. The unit also works collaboratively with UQ, Queensland Brain Institute and CSIRO in undertaking investigator driven research.Internal Medicine and Dementia Research Group (IMDRU)
4th Floor, Administration Building
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 6191
Fax: (07) 3139 4923
Email: TPCHIMSresearch@health.qld.gov.au
Internal Medicine Research CommitteeTPCHThe Internal Medicine Research Committee (IMRC) aims to foster a culture of research in practice, build collaboration and partnerships to drive better patient outcomes. The IMRC strives to target numerous health domains including delirium, dementia, stroke, hip fractures, frailty in the ageing population and innovative models of cares. The IMRC works in partnership with UQ, Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), CSIRO and Cognuse.Internal Medicine Service Research Committee (IMSRC)
4th Floor, Administration Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Chermside QLD 4032
Fax: (07) 3139 4720
Email: Eamonn_eeles@health.qld.gov.au
Internal Medicine Research UnitRBWHThe Internal Medicine Research Unit supports investigator initiated collaborative research including basic, clinical and health services studies intended to directly improve hospital and post-hospital patient outcomes.
Our main focus areas are:
• Geriatric syndromes and frailty in older inpatients
• Multidisciplinary collaborative models of care for inpatients
• Multidisciplinary management of chronic diseases including heart failure and multi-morbidity
• Quality improvement methods and implementation science
We have expertise in design and evaluation of complex interventions using multi-methods research, and collaborate with a range of universities and health services.
Medical Imaging Research Program including Cardiac Imaging Research GroupTPCHThe Medical Imaging Research Program offers Australia's largest Cardiac MRI service, encompassing both clinical and research activities within the Richard Slaughter Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular MRI. The group aims to undertake clinical research to progress the development of MRI as a diagnostic tool for congenital and acquired heart disease, including exploring the application of novel MRI technologies.Medical Imaging Department
MRI, The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4599
Mental Health ServicesMetro NorthMetro North Mental Health (MNMH) is a specialist mental health service delivering services across the Metro North HHS district through various facilities. Services are provided for people across the lifespan (perinatal, child and adolescent, adult to older persons) experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, severe mental illness. The service supports the recovery of people with mental illness through the provision of pharmacological and psychosocial interventions, working in collaboration with primary and private health providers and our nongovernment partners.Mental Health Centre
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
J Floor
Butterfield St
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 0380
Email: RBWH_mental_health_research@health.qld.gov.au
Website: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/metronorth/mental-health/
Nursing and Midwifery Research CentreRBWHThe aim of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre is to conduct clinically driven, high quality research that supports excellence in nursing and midwifery care at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. To achieve our aim, we collaborate with hospital staff, our academic partners and honorary research fellows. Our focus is on independently funded clinical trials and high level systematic reviews that provide robust evidence for nursing and midwifery practice.Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
Level 2, Building 34
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3646 2140
Email: sharon.ireland@health.qld.gov.au
Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre (NRPDC)TPCHNursing Research and Practice Development Centre (NRPDC) undertake research aligned with The Prince Charles Hospital Nursing Strategic Plan and The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.Nursing Research and Practice Development Centre
Level 5, Clinical Sciences Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 6282
Fax: (07) 3139 6017
Email: petra.lawrence@health.qld.gov.au
Obstetrics and Gynaecology research groupRedcliffe HospitalA multidisciplinary group conducting research relating to women's health and wellbeing and collaborative research with other disciplinesDr Alka Kothari
Email: alka.kothari@uq.edu.au
Oncology Services ResearchTPCHThe unit is highly active in the participation of studies focusing on new therapies in the different stages of lung cancer. Studies include the various stages of lung cancer treatment (adjuvant through to metastatic disease) and mesothelioma. We foster an ethos to undertake clinical trials which will improve treatments and treatment outcomes for our patients. This has been reflected in major changes to the treatment regimes our patients now receive.Medical Oncology Research Unit
Building 6, Cancer Care Services
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 5863
Fax: (07) 3139 4182
Email: emma.wynd@health.qld.gov.au
Oral Health ServicesMetro NorthResearch has been directed towards the investigation of prevalence and risk factors for oral disease, the link between asthma and oral health, and the prevalence of enamel hypoplasia. Derived from ongoing review of the evidence base, clinician led teams have developed patterns of referral for specialist oral health care, best practice treatment protocols, and credentialing criteria for oral health practitioners.Level 7, Block 7
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Email: MNOHS_Directorate@health.qld.gov.au
Orthopaedic Research and Data Management UnitTPCHThe Orthopaedic Research and Data Management Unit is responsible for collecting and collating Orthopaedic Surgery data for clinical audit and research purposes, on approximately 1400 orthopaedic surgical cases each year. The Unit assists the Orthopaedic Surgeons, Registrars, Fellows and Residents in their responsibilities in maintaining quality of practice and promoting research and teaching within the speciality. The Unit supplies information for clinical audits, Joint Registry Forms to the Australian Orthopaedic Association, collects and sends data to the ANZHR (Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry), assists with the coordination of clinical trials and can provide assistance regarding study design, Ethics Committee approval, data acquisition and storage, data analysis, dissemination of results and submission of journal articles.Orthopaedic Research and Data Management Unit
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4058
Fax: (07) 3139 4043
Paediatric research groupRedcliffe HospitalA multidiscplinary collaborative research group conducting clinical trials and other research relating to children's healthDr Vesna Markovic and Dr Jennifer Boseto
Email: vesna.markovic@health.qld.gov.au
Email: jennifer.boseto@health.qld.gov.au
Perinatal Research Centre (PRC)RBWHThe PRC is a Centre of Excellence within the University of Queensland and plays a key role within the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in clinical trials. These trials have not only been instrumental in improving the care of mothers and babies at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, but also nationally and internationally.Perinatal Research Centre
Level 4, UQ Centre for Clinical Research Building 71/918
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Phone: (07)33466027
Email: j.wixey@uq.edu.au
QIMR Berghofer MNHHS Statistics UnitMetro NorthThe QIMR Berghofer / MNHHS Statistics Unit provide a statistical consultancy service and collaboration in research to clinicians and scientists in the Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QIMR Berghofer). The Statistics Unit consists of a senior biostatistician, three experienced, three junior and two trainee biostatisticians with financial support by the Queensland Government, QIMR Berghofer and project specific research grants.Level 3, Clive Berghofer Cancer Research Centre
QIMR Berghofer
300 Herston Road
Herston QLD 4006
For facility specific contacts please visit the website.
Website: http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/our-research/scientific-services/qimr-berghofer-statistics-unit/
Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC)RBWHThe Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC) is a state-wide service for the management of women with gynaecological cancer. QCGC Research is the research branch of QCGC and is an academic (non-profit) institution situated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (Herston, Brisbane).QCGC Research
Level 6, Ned Hanlon Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston QLD 4029
Phone: (07) 3636 8501
Fax: (07) 3636 5289
Email: d.mills@uq.edu.au
Website: http://www.gyncan.org/
Queensland Lung Transplant ServiceTPCHThe Queensland Lung Transplant Service aims to improve outcomes for patients with incurable lung disease through innovation in basic, clinical and translational research. We bring clinicians and scientists together by embedding research in our clinical programs so that laboratory findings can be rapidly translated to improved outcomes for patients. Within this novel framework we proudly work with Australian and International academic and corporate collaborators to make tomorrow's therapeutics a reality today. Our research program in stem cell therapy for lung disease is one of the largest in the world, having completed world-first clinical trials in lung transplant rejection, lung fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Our adoptive T cell therapy program has conducted a world-first study in cytomegalovirus infection.A/Prof Daniel Chambers, Head of Research
Queensland Lung Transplant Service
Level 1, Administration Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 6904
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital FoundationRBWHAs the charity arm of Royal Brisbane and Wome's Hospital (Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital), Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Foundation's primary purpose is to help provide doctors, nurses, researchers and allied health professionals with the tools required to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients.The Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital Foundation
Block 20
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Butterfield St
Herston QLD 4006
Phone: (07) 3646 7588
Fax: (07) 3646 1768
Email: info@RBWHfoundation.com.au
Website: http://www.rbwhfoundation.com.au
Redcliffe Hospital LibraryRedcliffe HospitalThe Redcliffe Hospital Library provides access to print and electronic resources. Information literacy training and access to referencing software, EndNote, is available via the library and the on-line Clinicians Knowledge Network. Access to the statistical program, SPSS, is also available via The University of Queensland computers located in the library.Education Centre
Redcliffe Hospital
Anzac Avenue
Redcliffe QLD 4020
Phone: (07) 3883 7726
Email: redlib@health.qld.gov.au
Redcliffe Hospital Research ForumRedcliffe HospitalThe Redcliffe Hospital Research Forum (hosted by Nursing Services) is held on a monthly basis and provides support to staff involved in research, including opportunities to present study proposals and results and receive research education and information.Dr Joel Dulhunty and Annette McPherson
Email: joel.dulhunty@health.qld.gov.au
Email: annette.mcpherson@health.qld.gov.au
Renal Nursing Professorial UnitMetro NorthThe Renal Nursing Professorial Unit (RNPU) was established by Kidney Health Service and Queensland University of Technology in 2011 with the aim to conduct clinical research and to support excellence in nursing care. It is aligned with the NHMRC Chronic Kidney Disease Centre of Research Excellence.Professor Ann Bonner
Email: ann.bonner@qut.edu.au
Research and Medical EducationRedcliffe HospitalThe Director of Research & Medical Education provides methodological support for staff and students undertaking research at Redcliffe HospitalDr Joel Dulhunty
Email: joel.dulhunty@health.qld.gov.au
Research Governance OfficeRedcliffe HospitalThe Research Governance Office provides support for researchers on matters relating to ethics and site approval.Vanessa Constable
Research Governance Officer
Redcliffe Hospital
Anzac Avenue
Redcliffe, Qld, 4020
Phone: (07) 3883 7243
Email:RCRGO@health.qld.gov.au
Research Governance OfficerTPCHThe Research Governance Officers are able to help researchers with: - Assistance with the SSA application forms and processes - Negotiation of research contracts - Provide guidance regarding legislation, policies and standards relating to the conduct of research including the Public Health Act and access to confidential health information. - Provision of education and training for new and experienced researchers designed to enhance the quality of research. - Monitoring of researchResearch Ethics and Governance Unit
The Prince Charles Hospital
Building 14
Rode Road
Chermside, Qld, 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4500
Email: R&ETPCH@health.qld.gov.au
Research HubRedcliffe HospitalThe Research Hub is a coordination centre for clinical trials conducted at Redcliffe Hospital, including trials in the areas of General Medicine, Oncology, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine.Maree Duroux, Megan Ratcliffe and Samantha Shone
Phone: (07) 3883 7851
Email: red-research@health.qld.gov.au
Research Interest Group for Anaesthesia (RIGA)RBWHWe perform research and quality activities to improve anaesthetic practice and evaluate skills and new technologies in our Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Anaesthesia. We collaborate with Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research Centre and UQ School of Medicine.Research Interest Group for Anaesthesia (RIGA)
Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Level 4, Ned Hanlon Building
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029
Fax: (07) 3646 1308
Email: a.vanzundert@uq.edu.au
Sleep Disorders Centre Research GroupTPCHThe Sleep Disorders Centre Research Group aims to encourage and support research to provide evidence for best clinical practice in the management of sleep and related disorders. We also aim to identify how sleep disorders impact the quality of life of patients and investigate the significance of sleep health in associated conditions and disease.Sleep Disorders Centre
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4803
Email: TPCH-Sleep-Disorders-Centre@health.qld.gov.au
The Prince Charles Hospital FoundationTPCHThe Prince Charles Hospital Foundation is the charity which supports health and medical research at The Prince Charles Hospital. Established in 1986, we are charged with the responsibility to inspire a generous community to fund lifesaving and life changing health research which is tackling Australia's most significant chronic diseases.The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation
Level 1, Administration Building
627 Rode Road
Chermside Qld 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4636
Fax: (07) 3139 4002
Email: info@TPCHfoundation.org.au
Website: http://www.TPCHfoundation.org.au
University of Queensland Cardiovascular Research UnitTPCHProfessor Malcolm West and the University Cardiovascular Research Unit aim to identify factors that underlie development of aortic aneurysm disease and to understand the relationship between ischaemic heart disease and chronic renal disease. The group's research addresses the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm disease, Marfan syndrome and other causes of aortic aneurysm disease.Cardiovascular Research Unit
Discipline of Medicine
University of Queensland
Room 1, Level 1, Clinical Sciences Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4381
University of Queensland Thoracic Research Centre (UQTRC)TPCHThe University of Queensland Thoracic Research Centre at The Prince Charles Hospital focuses on clinical, translational and scientific research to improve the health of people at risk of and with lung conditions. It undertakes research to prevent, diagnose and treat lung diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma, chronic lung diseases such as asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).Thoracic Research Laboratory
Level 1, Clinical Sciences Building
The Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Road
Chermside QLD 4032
Phone: (07) 3139 4110
Email: uqtrc@uq.edu.au

Frequently asked questions

Please contact MetroNorth-Online@health.qld.gov.au with information regarding additions or amendments to this list.

To search for clinical trials currently recruiting go to Australian Clinical Trials and enter the hospital name as a keyword after clicking on ‘Search for a Clinical Trial’. Alternatively, search for a trial at the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (hospital name can be entered as a search turm using the ‘Advanced search’ feature).

To search for research studies in Metro North go to the Queensland Health Database of Research Activity and enter the hospital name as a keyword (the ‘Disease Category’ can also be specified).

Not all research activities are listed in these external databases; contact the Research Governance Officer or the relevant research group in the above table for more information.