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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

10 Aug 2018

Simple test to predict rare cancers' likely spread

New QUT research has shed fresh light on how head and neck cancer spreads to other organs and researchers are developing a simple blood test to tell doctors which patients are at risk of spread long before conventional imaging can.

3 Aug 2018

QUT ARC Future Fellowships announced

A research project that mimics nature to create sustainable environmental and energy applications, and another focussed on helping the human body clock adjust to the impact of artificial lighting in homes and workplaces, are two of four QUT-based projects awarded more than $3.5M in Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (ARC) funding for 2018.

Related research projects

Genomics Research Centre

The GRC undertakes research on the genetic basis of disease

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