We are an innovative partnership that integrates Queensland research, education and care for better health outcomes.  

In 2014, we established Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) as a health translation collaborative network. Three years later, the National Health and Medical Research Council accredited BDHP as an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

As an AHRTC, our role is to connect the efforts of individuals, organisations and communities in Queensland for better health. Our partners are health, research and education leaders who combine their strengths in state-of-the-art facilities to solve major health challenges 

Our research efforts focus on the most pressing clinical and service delivery challenges impacting people in the greater Brisbane region and Queensland. We serve a population of about 2.5 million people, including the largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland.  

Themes and Goals 

In our Strategic Plan, we identified nine research themes and five strategic goals for BHDP 

  1. Health System Improvement 
  2. Healthcare Equity 
  3. Consumer and Community Involvement 
  4. Data and Technology 
  5. High-Performing Partnerships. 

We work on a wide range of projects in Queensland and nationally as part of the Australian Health Research Alliance.

Effective Collaboration 

Some of the ways BDHP encourages collaboration is by 

  • Pursuing joint funding opportunities and economies of scale 
  • Removing or reducing the barriers to collaboration, such as red tape. See research facilitation
  • Engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, including communities and consumers, to share discoveries and establish areas for future investigation 
  • Using education to build workforce skills and knowledge 
  • Providing a direct line of communication with other AHRTCs and the government 
  • Advocating for system changes and resources to support translational research  
  • Showing how collaborative research can succeed in a large health system such as Queensland’s 


Our Partners