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Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office

The Health Innovation, Investment and Research Office (HIIRO), within the Office of the Director-General, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders through a coordinated and collaborative approach to health innovation, investment and research across Queensland Health.

Health Innovation


 Health Investment




Queensland Health is actively involved in the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative to drive innovation, build on our natural advantages and create the knowledge-based jobs of the future.   Queensland has a growing international reputation for health and medical excellence, with significant opportunities for investment.   Our health research community is positioning Queensland to meet the challenges we face now and into the future to ensure Queenslanders are among the healthiest people in the world.

Queensland Health manages grants and fellowships, maintains a robust ethics and governance framework and promotes translation of research into practice.

Latest news and achievements

HIIRO on-the-job training

 HIIRO on-the-job training
HIIRO is providing on-the-job training for Queensland students. The Clinical Research and Governance Team recently welcomed their first student placement.
Research Strategy 

Queensland Advancing Health Research 2026
Queensland Advancing Health Research 2026 is Queensland Health’s new strategy for supporting the type of health and medical research that will ultimately lead to better health outcomes for Queenslanders.

Research Strategy FAQ

Fellowships open  Junior doctors encouraged to apply for research fellowships
Young doctors have the chance to share in $1.25 million with the third round of Queensland’s Health’s Junior Doctor Research Fellowships now open.

Minister for Health trade mission


Minister to take Queensland’s health smarts to the world
Queensland’s investment-rich health and life sciences research and development industry will be the focus of a week-long trade mission to the US and China.        

Many partnership opportunities 

Boosting Queensland’s health export potential
Queensland’s readiness to tap into the growing multi-billion dollar international market for health care services was a hot topic at the second in a series of high level meetings with private sector health industry leaders.

Last updated: 23 April 2018