The Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD) supports the healthcare of people with intellectual disability through research, teaching and advocacy. The centre is headed by Dr Cathy Franklin. QCIDD is part of the Mater Research Institute - The University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) within the Faculty of Medicine. It is located at the Mater Misericordiae Hospitals in South Brisbane.


The Centre is dedicated to pursuing the following goals:

  • The dissemination of knowledge and the development of education to 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
  • 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, Queensland Health and key community based organisations.