understanding our defence family and their needs

Rigorous research helps RSL Queensland better understand the needs of Queensland’s Defence family and ensure our programs and services adequately and effectively meet those needs.

To that end, RSL Queensland has invested almost $7 million into research by Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (GMRF). The Veteran Mental Health Initiative aims to build a strong foundation of research into factors affecting the mental health of contemporary veterans. It comprises two major studies: the PTSD Initiative, and the Veteran Reintegration Study. 

RSL Queensland has also commissioned the largest ever study of Queensland's Defence family, surveying more than 10,000 people across the state. The findings of this research are helping us understand how we can better support current and ex-serving ADF members and their families.

Research Partners

Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation anniversary logo

The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation aims to investigate, translate, educate and integrate new and innovative treatments, interventions and educational programs to enhance the health and wellbeing of veterans and their families.


Innovative and life-changing research is currently taking place in the GMRF laboratory based at Greenslopes Private Hospital. This research is aimed at developing new therapies and treatments to some of the most serious illnesses of our time.