​Our Services

 Partnerships, Innovation & Research,

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Everymind is a leading national Institute dedicated to reducing mental ill-health, reducing suicide and improving wellbeing. We have been delivering best practice, evidenced-based mental health and suicide prevention programs for over 25 years.

 At Everymind, prevention is at the heart of everything we do - in translating and applying research, and in developing policy, programs and resources to support our stakeholders and community. We understand prevention approaches and are able to translate evidence to deliver effective and tailored responses that have the capacity to be scaled nationally and globally.


Dr Cate McIntosh

Picture1.pngHNE Simulation Centre

The Hunter New England Simulation Centre is a world class interprofessional, multi-disciplinary, educational facility that delivers simulation-based team training to more than 4000 participants a year.  The centre is supported by a team of specialist doctors and senior nurses who are certified simulation instructors and clinically active in the specialty areas of anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine.

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Karen Harrison

​Integration and Partnerships

Integration and Partnerships work at helping our health and social care system work as one connected system centred around the patient. The Integration and Partnerships group contributes to major enablers of integrating care such as the HealthPathway program and smart eReferrals. The Hunter Alliance is supported by the Integration and Partnerships group.


 Professor John Wiggers

​The Health Research and Translation Centre

Hunter New England Local Health District's Health Research and Translation Centre (HRTC) was established in January 2016 and is led by Director - Professor John Wiggers and supported by Manager - Kristy Morris and Acting Manager - Melissa Crain. The HRTC leads the Hunter New England Central Coast (HNECC) Research Hub that consists of the following 7 partner organisations: Hunter New England Local Health District, Central Coast Local Health District, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, University of New England and Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network.


​Dr Nicole Gerrand

​Research Ethics and Governance Office 

The Research Ethics and Governance Office is responsible for the oversight of all research involving humans that is undertaken in the Hunter New England Local Health District.  This involves providing Secretariat support to the Hunter New England Human Research Ethics Committee and ensuring all governance requirements have been met for research conducted in the Hunter New England Local Health District. This Office supports researchers in completing these processes.