Griffith University and the Menzies Foundation are partners in the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, which positions the university as a world leader in allied health.
Menzies HIQ was launched by the Governor-General and Patron of the Menzies Foundation, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) on 9 April 2015.
Under a memorandum of understanding, the University’s Griffith Health Institute, based at its Gold Coast campus, has been renamed the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.
Menzies HIQ allows Griffith University to enhance its research excellence through collaboration and resource sharing, as well as support greater engagement between academic researchers and healthcare professionals nationally and internationally.
MHIQ also leverages research and funding opportunities to further enhance research excellence and performance to the mutual benefit of the Menzies Foundation and the University.
Professor Suzanne Chambers was the Inaugural Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health and in September 2016 was appointed Director of Menzies HIQ. The founding Director of The Menzies HIQ in its first year, Professor Sheena Reilly, is now Griffith University's Pro Vice Chancellor Health.
The Menzies Foundation is contributing financial support towards the role of The Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research. The current Professor of Allied Health Research is physiotherapist, Professor Michel Coppieters, who was appointed in December 2017.
For more about Menzies HIQ, visit menzies.griffith.edu.au