About the Hunter ​Surgical Clinical Research Unit

HNELHD Research Vision

The health and wellbeing of Hunter New England Local Health District patients and community is enhanced through the conduct of health and medical research and the translation of research evidence into high quality and effective health service delivery.

Our aims are to:

  • Enhance and strengthen the capacity of surgeons and departments to undertake research, particularly clinical and laboratory research and support the research activities of not only medical officers but other professional groups including nursing and allied health.

  • Incorporate research practice into the education and training of undergraduate and graduate surgical education across disciplines.

  • Develop and implement opportunities for the development of research skills through professional development and educational opportunities with partner organisations including the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

  • Promote PhD scholarship, fellowship, traineeship and research capability development opportunities.

  • Promote and facilitate recruitment of PhDs and research fellows undertaking HNE relevant research.

  • Build a supportive research environment in surgery inclusive of professional groups.