Researchers advancing health across the state

Researchers from The University of Queensland have secured more than $1.2 million through the Queensland Health Clinical Research Fellowships program.

The 7 UQ-led projects will advance knowledge in the medical, nursing and allied health fields.

The projects include research on the development of diagnostic strategies for cardiac amyloidosis, a condition that weakens and damages the heart.

UQ researchers are also involved in other projects led by partner institutions.

The fellowships are part of the Queensland Advancing Health Research 2026 Strategy, with Queensland Health awarding $2.731 million to 18 research projects in round 4 of the fellowships.

Queensland Health Clinical Research Fellowships being administered by UQ:

Dr Akwasi Amoako - partnering with Metro North Hospital and Health Services (HHS) to investigate the use of novel imaging modality integrated PET and MRI in the diagnosis, staging and prognosis of Endometriosis.

Dr Clare Burns - partnering with Metro North HHS and Metro South HHS to develop and evaluate a virtual reality tool to optimise communication rehabilitation.

Dr Matthew Burrage - partnering with Metro South HHS and West Moreton HHS to develop novel diagnostic strategies for cardiac amyloidosis.

Associate Professor Jayesh Dhanani - partnering with Metro North HHS to improve nebulized analgesia therapy for Queenslanders.

Dr Patrick Harris - partnering with Pathology Queensland to develop diagnostic strategies for antibiotic-resistant infections.

Dr Natasha Roberts - partnering with Metro North HHS to develop interventions for men after prostate cancer treatment.

Dr Jessica Schults - partnering with Metro North HHS Metro South HHS, Children’s Health Queensland HHS, and Darling Downs HHS to strengthen hospital associated infection surveillance in Queensland.