Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ)
The Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MenziesHIQ) at Griffith University is committed to developing healthy communities through exceptional health and medical research.
Remaining healthy and happy is an increasing challenge. Lifestyle choices and behaviours now contribute to higher levels of chronic conditions and the disparities and inequalities in health for some populations are widening. Not only are our health needs changing but users also have higher expectations of services.
Griffith’s MenziesHIQ undertakes 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.
With over 750 of the world’s leading biomedical and social scientists, clinical researchers and PhD candidates, Griffith’s MenziesHIQ has achieved remarkable outcomes. Strength has been gained from collaborations across three overarching programs that align with local and national health priorities. Underpinning the work in these three programs is a focus on allied health, innovations in healthcare, data science and clinical research partnerships.
Griffith’s MenziesHIQ Programs:
- Understanding Chronic Conditions
- Building Healthy Communities
- Optimising Health Outcomes
Griffith University and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland have a long-standing relationship with Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. Across both teaching and research, the Health and Knowledge Precinct provides the ideal environment for collaboration and joint ventures such as the Centre for Health Innovation established in 2013. Griffith University’s proximity to the Gold Coast University Hospital creates a unique partnership capable of producing remarkable and sustainable improvements for patients.
“A key focus is the translatable potential of our research, that is, how likely is it to drive improved outcomes in human health and wellbeing”
– Professor Sheena Reilly, Director, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University