Professor Sue KildeaWe see industry partnerships as central in transforming research into real-life applications and in achieving health success.

With this in mind, we collaborate closely with government, not-for-profit organisations, national and international organisations, the private sector and the community to ensure we are addressing the ‘big picture’ issues.

This close embedding of our activities with key healthcare providers and partners is a major strength of the Faculty and makes possible interactions and integrations in teaching, research and clinical engagement that are central to the Faculty’s mission.

Being onsite at Brisbane’s major hospitals as well as UQ’s St Lucia campus, and with high resolution technology connecting us to health services throughout Queensland, we’re translating discoveries into best practice patient care every day.

A key example of a partnership for health success is the work being undertaken by Professor Sue Kildea from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Mater Research Institute-UQ. Please click the link below to find out more.


About Professor Sue Kildea

Professor Sue Kildea holds a clinical Chair in Midwifery and is a joint appointment between the Mater Health Services and Mater Research Institute Brisbane and the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Professor Kildea is a registered nurse and midwife with clinical, management, policy, education and research experience across both acute and primary healthcare settings. Professor Kildea is a strong collaborative researcher with expertise in health services research, epidemiology, qualitative and evaluation methods, participatory action research and randomised trials. Sue has particular expertise in introducing and evaluating innovative models of maternity service delivery, translating research into practice, leading research across distances and enabling culturally responsive care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Together with a Senior Elder from Maningrida in Arnhem Land she was a joint recipient of the UTS Human Rights Award for contribution to advancing reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians (2004). Professor Kildea is an active clinician, is still working as a midwife and has provided technical expertise for the World Health and other Organisations in Indonesia, Vietnam, Mongolia and Geneva.