Clinical research

Our mission is to improve health through excellence in research, clinical partnerships, mentorship and service.

To achieve this, UQCCR benefits from co-location on the Herston campus with:

Through these links, UQCCR has access to a large patient base that enables the testing of clinical hypotheses and the development of clinical research projects. 

UQCCR aims to optimise opportunities to conduct intensive investigation into how patients respond to new treatments and modes of diagnosis. The Centre continues to grow clinical trials research particularly focusing on ambulatory Phase Two - Early Phase Three trials, and develop new databases to monitor health outcomes.

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Clinical facilities

The clinical facility has 16 multi-purpose clinical rooms and the capacity to host numerous outpatient clinics daily.  The clinical team provides support services including administration, appointment booking and billing. 

Users have access to shared facilities such as a spacious patient waiting room, welcoming reception area, and staff kitchen and interaction area in addition to the procedure and treatment rooms.


Clinical rooms can be booked on a per session basis, on a regular cycle or exclusive use, up to a year in advance.

Sessions times are:

Morning:  8am – 12noon 
Afternoons: 1pm – 5pm

To obtain a fee schedule, view the facilities or enquire about booking please contact:

Vicki Allen, Clinical Coordinator, UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Phone: 07 3346 5585 

Clinical trials in progress

Brain and Mental Health 

The PISA study aims to characterise the natural history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis at the very early, prodromal stage using a multidisciplinary and longitudinal approach. Healthy and AD participants undergo clinical, cognitive, genetic and imaging assessments at several time points.

Funded through the NHMRC Boosting Dementia grant scheme. The PISA study, is a multidisciplinary collaboration between researchers at UQ, the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the University of Western Australia.

Chief investigators: Professor Michael Breakspear; Dr Christine Guo; Professor Nick Martin; Professor Gerard Byrne; Prof Stephen Rose; A/Prof Olivier Salvado; A/Prof Gail Robinson; Professor Nancy Pachana; Professor Osvaldo Almeida;A/Prof Margaret Wright


  • The Changing Landscapes of Survivorship

A sociological study of life with cancer Surviving cancer is often not only about seeking cure but rather finding ways of living with it, presenting new and important challenges for individuals and their significant others.

This project will examine the practice of 'cancer survivorship' through the lives of Australians currently living with, and receiving care for, cancer, systematically and chronologically document the range of experiences of cancer survivorship, across patient groups, illness contexts and from the perspectives of health professionals.

Chief investigators: Medical Oncology – RBWH, Dr Zarnie Lwin, Prof Alex broom (UNSW), Prof David Wyld, Dr Brett Hughes, Dr Emma Kirby, Prof Patsy Yates

Other themes

  • Brief Behavioural Counselling Intervention for Peripheral Artery Disease (BIP)

This study is being done to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief behavioural counselling session delivered by a health worker to improve physical activity in patients with blocked leg arteries. The results of this study might help us understand if the presentation of physical activity recommendations to patients with blocked leg arteries can be improved.

Chief investigators: Professor Jonothan Gollage, A/Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Jason Jenkins, Dr Nicola Burton, Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, Dr Nile Allaf, Dr Frank Quigley,professor paul Norman, professor Robert Lusby,professor Abdullah Omari, Dr Ramesh Velu, A/Professor Chris Askew,Dr Nicholas Boyne, Dr Allan Kruger,Dr Simon Quinn, Dr Sophie Rowbotham, Ms Jessica Suna, Ms Roslyn Clapperton