We're committed to engaging partners in the community, health sector and industry to develop and deliver effective healthcare interventions.

Healthy Eating Learning Program (HELP) study

Hosted by UQ Centre for Clinical Research and led by the Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI), the HELP study aims to assist children with feeding difficulties and/or a restricted oral intake, by increasing volume and variety of foods eaten. The study is a randomised controlled trial that will evaluate the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of different feeding interventions for children. Results of this study will guide clinical practice throughout Australia and overseas.

Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic

Friedreich's Ataxia is a rare neurological, degenerative disorder that is crippling and life threatening for sufferers. The Friedreich's Ataxia Clinic brings together a range of specialists who see patients who have the disorder from around Queensland and Australia. Patients see a team of specialists during the clinic visit and referrals and ongoing support can be arranged as required. The specialists rapidly develop expertise in the rare condition through seeing a number of patients with the same condition.

The FA clinic is a collaboration between clinicians from the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Royal Children's Hospital, CCR and researchers located at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinic

Children with the rare genetic disorder ataxia telangiectasia celebrated a Queensland first in 2010 at the Herston campus. The state's first multidisciplinary ataxia telangiectasia clinic is a collaboration between us and the Royal Children's Hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, researchers from Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and other locations across Brisbane. The clinic has been established in Brisbane because Professor Martin Lavin - a world-renowned researcher and authority on ataxia telangiectasia - is located at the QIMR and CCR. The ataxia clinic aims to provide diagnosis, surveillance and links to research and treatment.

Addiction Neuroethics Unit

With the Queensland Brain Institute, our Addiction Neuroethics Unit presented a one-day conference on the ethical, social, and policy implications of neurobiological research in addiction involving discussions and debates with leading Australian researchers from a range of fields, including psychopharmacology and cognitive neuropsychology, addiction psychiatry, neurology, philosophy, ethics, public health, law  and science communication, in order to generate debate and discussion across disciplines. Each session featured a keynote presentation that explored an important question in addiction neuroethics, followed by responses from several speakers before being opened up for discussion.

School Group Visits

We're happy to host school groups at UQ Centre for Clinical Research. Visit labs, meet researchers and participate in hands-on activities. For more information and to enquire about availability, please contact Brian Mallon, Marketing and Communications Manager on b.mallon@uq.edu.au or call +61 7 3365 5254.


Our RHD Open Day is held annually in UQ Research Week and allows students to hear from our research leader about our cutting-edge research opportunities, tour our world-class facilities and meet current students and researchers.