​People in the Hunter Surgical Clinical Research Unit


Steve Smith

Conjoint Associate Professor Stephen Smith is the Director of the Hunter Surgical Clinical Research Unit at John Hunter Hospital. He is a Colorectal Surgeon and is the Director of Network Surgical Training in the HNE Surgical Training Network.

Jon Gani

Conjoint Professor Jon Gani has recently retired from John Hunter Hospital as a Hepatobiliary and General Surgeon and Medical Director of Surgical Services, and remains an Honorary Medical Officer in HNE. He supervises and mentors junior researchers and surgical trainees.

Research Coordinators

Research staff include 3 registered nurses with extensive research experience in healthcare including critical care, childhood cancer, cardiovascular, trauma and surgery, with tertiary qualifications in nursing, clinical trials research and clinical epidemiology. All team members have current certification in GCP for research (Transcelerate endorsed)

Rosemary Carroll RN               Natalie Lott RN                 Melissa Chaplin RN