The Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD) is funded by  Queensland Health to support people with intellectual disability. It does this through research, teaching and clinical activities. The centre is headed by Professor Nicholas Lennox. QCIDD is part of the Mater Research Institute - The University of Queensland (MRI-UQ). It is located at the Mater Misericordiae Public Hospitals in South Brisbane.

How we support people with intellectual and developmental disability 

QCIDD aims to support people with developmental disability in four ways:


The Centre is dedicated to pursuing the following goals:

  • The dissemination of knowledge and the development of education to undergraduate students, general practitioners, other medical and health practitioners and disability service providers
  • The initiation and participation in the preparation of applications for research funding
  • Supervise and conduct research projects relevant to the health of people with developmental disabilities
  • The provision of clinical services to people with developmental disabilities and contribute to the collaborative clinical work of the Unit team
  • The provision of telephone consultative service to practitioners who work with people with developmental disabilities
  • Fostering links with organisations and individuals involved in the care of people with developmental disabilities in the community, including general practitioners, specialist medical practitioners, allied health professionals, Disability Services Queensland and its employees, Queensland Health and key community based organisations.