Supporting improved health and outcomes of people with chronic disease

The Centre for Chronic Disease (CCD) was established in July 2002 and is housed in The University of Queenslands’ Health Sciences Building, on the Herston/Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital campus, in Queensland Australia.

CCD was initially galvanised by major funding from the Colonial Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the federal Department of Heath Australia (DoHA), and has a robust research framework supported by ongoing grants from the NHMRC, Queensland Health, and Amgen Australia.

Director: Professor Wendy Hoy AO, FAA

Deputy Director: Associate Professor Zhiqiang Wang PhD


“Chronic Kidney Disease in Queensland” is a state-wide collaborative multidisciplinary research and practice program, established in July 2009, and encompasses a registry of people with CKD from within the Queensland Health Adult Renal Hospital and Health Services network. Purpose: to improve knowledge, broaden identification, and support improved health service delivery for those affected by chronic kidney disease.   

For more information, visit the CKD.CRE website


NHMRC CKD.CRE (2015-2019)

The Chronic Kidney Disease Centre for Research Excellence is the only one of its kind in Australia. Our mission is to advance knowledge about chronic kidney disease and its management across the health care spectrum, in order to improve outcomes.

For more information, visit the CKD.CRE website

Chronic disease in high risk populations

Indigenous health research  

  • NEWS ITEM "Dramatic dive in Tiwi children's death rates"   

        19 Sep 2017 • Northern Territory News, Darwin (General News)
         byHayley Sorensen . Transcript here.

CKDu in Central America and Sri Lanka

Early determinants of adult health

  • Early drivers of chronic disease risk: birthweight and gestational age [in relation to mortality, chronic disease profiles, nephrogenesis, and population size]