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Chronic disease intervention

Reducing the impact of chronic disease

Our research is focused on developing new and enhancing existing approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic disease.

We investigate chronic conditions including:

  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • infectious and osteoarticular diseases
  • cardiovascular, ocular, and neurological disorders
  • osteoporosis
  • mental health conditions.

We're employing technology from medical imaging and genomics to web-enabled smart devices to identify risk factors, implement interventions throughout the lifespan and improve end-of-life care.

Using insights from the social sciences and behavioural economics, we help people to make better health decisions for themselves and others, enhance compliance with treatments and improve government policy.

Prevention through intervention

Our early-life intervention studies optimise child development in families and in education and care settings. We're translating biomedical research into practice by:

  • exploring genetic, behavioural, nutritional, physical activity, sleep and lifestyle traits
  • developing personalised e-health solutions that promote resilience and wellbeing, and prevent and treat disorders.

Media releases

5 Apr 2018

Dance aids healthier ageing

Queensland Ballet and QUT today released the results of a joint project examining the health and wellbeing benefits of ballet for older Australians.

27 Feb 2018

Innovation key to empowering elderly

A telescopic robotic arm, street-level social networking to counter loneliness, an app promoting better balance and co-working spaces for entrepreneurial older people – these are some of the solutions being presented tonight at the inaugural $20,000 Senior Living Innovation Challenge.

Related research projects

International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health

We are a leader in producing interdisciplinary research into the complex field of air quality and its impact on human health.

Addiction and ePsychology Research

The Addiction and ePsychology research groups are based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research opposite Lady Cilento Hospital

Allergy Research Group

The Allergy Research Group is researching better diagnosis and treatment for allergies, and measuring pollen levels to help people manage their symptoms