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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 […]

Tracey bids farewell

Lions Senior Medical Research Fellow 2011-2018, Perinatal Research Centre, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, The University of Queensland. Of all the things I have been asked to write across the years as a LMRF Research Fellow, this I think is perhaps the hardest. Not just because it marks the end […]

SPARQ-ed Students wanted..

The SPARQ-ed (Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland) program is running a course from 9 to 13 July and there are still places for students from regional and remote areas. If you know year 10 to 12 students who are passionate about science, please encourage them to contact SPARQ-ed by email at sparqed@uq.edu.au or call 07 3443 6920. For […]


Our Multiple District Convention at Townsville was an outstanding success and big congratulations are in order for LMRF Director, PDG Dianne Pyers, Convention Committee Chair and her team from Q2. Several members from my Club of Rollingstone, proudly displayed their LMRF 1st Conventioneer’s ribbons and spoke enthusiastically about their experience. I guess I’m a bit […]

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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