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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

Brisbane: A world cycling city?

Cycling will be in the spotlight this week at the 8th International Cycling Safety Conference (ICSC2019) in Brisbane … but how does the host city rate when it comes to being a great cycling city?

New care model for early breast cancer follow-up

Survivors of early breast cancer will take part in a new nationwide study trialling a shared care model between cancer specialists and GPs for the follow-up care when they have completed their initial treatment.

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

Genomics Research Centre

The GRC undertakes research on the genetic basis of disease