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Hunter New England Research Office

Please note:  The HNE Research Office will be closed from Friday 24 December 2021 to Friday 7 January 2022 (inclusive). Click here for submission closure dates for ethics and governance applications for 2021

HNELHD's Health Research and Translation Centre (HRTC) and the Research, Ethics and Governance Office (REGO) merged together in March 2020 to form the HNE Research Office.

The team is based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) on the John Hunter Hospital (JHH) Campus.

HNELHD is committed to supporting high quality health and medical research and the translation of research evidence into everyday clinical practice. The HNELHD Health Research and Translation Plan 2018-2021 was developed and is led by the HNE Research Office. The Plan specifies a range of priority actions that will enable us to build on our existing research and research translation strengths.

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HNE Research Centres

About the HNE Research Office Team

Led by Director, Prof John Wiggers

Research Ethics

Accredited Lead Human Research Ethics Committee for the purpose of multicentre review in both clinical and general research.

Manager, Research EthicsDr Nicole Gerrand
Research Support Coordinator, Research EthicsLisa Woseen
Research Support Administration, Research EthicsDebbie Madden

Research Governance

Ensuring all research governance requirements are met and research protocols are authorised prior to commencement.

Manager, Research Governance     Kristy Morris

Research Development

Grant Opportunities, Education and Resources for your research project.

Manager, Research DevelopmentDr Kathryn Reilly      
Research Support Coordinator, Research DevelopmentLaura Potts

Research Office Support

Research Support Administration         Tahneen Rufo

Contact Us

Phone:(02) 4921 4140
Address:Awabakal Country -Level 3, POD, HMRI, Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton, NSW, 2305