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Is social connection the key to improving aged care?

Student volunteers are breathing new life into aged care facilities in a University of Queensland program that could help shape the future of the sector. UQ School of Psychology PhD candidate Nicole Walker said the Good Neighbour program aimed to improve the quality of care and life in the residential aged care. “It is a social […]

Applications Now Open

The Queensland and Northern NSW Lions Medical Research Foundation wishes to announce the opening of a grant fellowship, and invites all suitable applicants to respond. The term is for three years beginning 1st April 2019. An application form and criteria relevant to the grant may be downloaded HERE. Applications close 30th November 2018.


The Lions Clubs of Queensland and Northern New South Wales, the constituents members of Lions Medical Research Foundation, are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Queensland and Northern New South Wales Lions Medical Research Foundation, to be held on DATE:  Sunday 11th November 2018 TIME:  10.00 am LOCATION: Voices of Birralee Conference Room 57 […]


One of the great outcomes of funding researchers is they are then able to recruit PhD students to work alongside them. It creates a pipeline for training the next generation of researchers within geriatric mental health, and these opportunities enable the students to make strong contributions to research and development. One such PhD student is […]

Virtual Reality brings quality of life

LMRF Researcher, Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka was  recently featured in the ABC News demonstrating her work into virtual reality to improve quality of care for people living in Residential Aged Care and those living with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Nadeeka’s research extends to improving attitudes towards older persons and improving quality of care within the residential […]

2018 Annual Appeal

Each year Lions Medical Research Foundation undertakes an Annual Appeal, Spring for Research, so with Spring just around the corner, there is no better time to share news of this Appeal than right now !!. The Spring for Research Annual Appeal has continued to grow in support, and now in its 4th year, our hope is that throughout the […]

Lion Cub receives award.

Lions Club of Glenwood and District Inc. in District 201Q4 started in May 1997 with 20 members and was chartered in August 1997.  Over the years, the club has fluctuated in numbers from 30 at times, but over the last six years, they have maintained a small base of six to seven active members. In […]

SPARQ-ed Student Experience

Latina Bire is in Year 12 at Pimlico State High School, Townsville. In July 2018 she was afforded a Lions Medical Research Foundation Scholarship which allowed her to attend a SPARQ-ed immersion program at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane. At this program, she was joined by High School Students from all around Queensland where […]

Where are they now? Prof John McGrath

Prof John McGrath – A Past Recipient of the Lions Medical Research Fellowship. Lions members know that important projects often take a long time. Medical research requires continued investment over many decades – this is especially the case for severe mental disorders like schizophrenia. This poorly understood group of brain disorders affects about one in […]

SPARQ-ed Scoop

Over a number of years, Lions Medical Research Foundation has formed an ongoing relationship with the SPARQ-ed program (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) which is a unique educational facility founded as a partnership between the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and the Department of Education and training located with the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane. Through this program, students […]

Patron: His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland

The QLD & Northern NSW Lions Medical Research Foundation is a Deductible Gift Recipient so your donation will be tax deductible.

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