UQ is a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world, with research outcomes in Nursing and Public Health and Health Services recently ranked by the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise as well above or above world standard. Our research focuses on enhancing quality of life and preventing morbidity and premature mortality in local, national and global settings. It is closely linked to Health Services research to optimise the ways in which health workers are supported to promote, maintain and restore health and well being.