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Queensland Government

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Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR)

Researcher at a microscope

University of Southern Queensland and University of Queensland

Formerly known as Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health.

The Centre for Health Sciences Research (CHSR) is a multidisciplinary research entity that addresses health issues from regional to international significance. CHSR areas of activity include: epidemiological studies from conducting clinical trials, addressing Indigenous mental health issues to health delivery; a biomedical research group focusing on development of novel recombinant vaccines against infectious diseases and control of inflammatory diseases; and a clinical research team addressing delivery of innovative mental health solutions, studies in sport science including sport psychology, gerontology, as well as delivery of self-help programs for the control of anxiety in the young.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Recombinant vaccine technology and control of inflammatory diseases
  • Clinical sciences expertise including innovative health solutions
  • Sports sciences including sport psychology
  • Epidemiological studies including clinical trials and interventions
  • Studies in gerontology
  • Indigenous mental health interventions including suicide prevention

Facilities and major equipment

  • Microbiology class PC2 laboratories with Class 2 containment cabinets
  • Animal house including Hepa-filtered animal holding cages
  • Confocal and immunofluorescent microscopy
  • In vivo animal imaging facility
  • Vascular imaging system
  • Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS)
  • Spectrophotometry
  • ELISA reader

Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


Level 3, Q Building, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 4350

Lead researcher

  • Professor Peter Terry—Provided psychological support to more than 1,000 international and professional performers, including a host of Olympic medalists

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
6 September 2018