Clinical Schools established in key hospitals throughout South East Queensland (and beyond) provide key sites for clinical education of health students from the Faculty and key sites for engagement and partnerships in clinical research. These clinical schools are currently organised into two major clusters with a senior academic clinician (jointly appointed with the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences) overseeing each cluster.
The Northern Cluster of clinical schools are situated on Brisbane's north-side and include the Holy Spirit Northside, Royal Brisbane, St Andrew’s, Wesley, Redcliffe and Caboolture Clinical Schools. Professor Leonie Callaway, of the School of Medicine is the overall UQ coordinator of this cluster.
The South-Western Cluster of Clinical Schools includes the Princess Alexandra, Ipswich, and Mater Clinical Schools. The overall UQ coordinator of this cluster is Professor Peter Soyer.
Staff and students from the Faculty and from across UQ also play an important role in children’s health, ensuring the best possible health outcomes for children and young people through clinical engagement with the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The University of Queensland has also partnered with Children’s Health Queensland, QUT and the Translational Research Institute to build the new Centre for Children’s Health Research next to the new hospital. The new research facility will place Queensland at the forefront of paediatric research in Australia.