Governance

Governance

NSW Regional Health Partners is guided by strong leadership, an inclusive culture and a commitment to collaboration across partner organisations. Our governance structure (as shown above) includes:

  • A Governing Board comprised of the Chief Executives and Vice Chancellors of partner organisation. The Governing Board sets local priorities and approves involvement in state and national initiatives.
  • The Governing Board is supported by an advisory Translation Committee, comprised of senior research and clinical executives for each partner.
  • The Translation Committee oversees Translation Working Groups to implement translational initiatives endorsed by the Governing Board at national, state and local levels.

The Director is the principal accountable executive officer of the CIRH and will support the Chair, the Governing Board and the Executive groups to achieve its objectives, financial sustainability, reputation and influence of the partnership. The Director represents the CIRH on the Australian Health Research Alliance. All nine Translational Research Centres work together in this alliance

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Governing Board

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Michael DiRienzo​

Chief Executive, Hunter New England Local Health District

Andrew Montague

Dr Andrew Montague

Chief Executive, Central Coast Local Health District

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Professor Tom Walley

Director, Hunter Medical Research Institute

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Dr Richard Nankervis

CEO, HNECC Public Health Network

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Stewart Dowrick

Chief Executive of Mid North Coast Local Health District

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Professor Alex Zelinksy

Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle

Professor Annabelle Duncan

Professor Annabelle Duncan

Vice-Chancellor of University of New England

Christine Jorm

Director, NSW Regional Health Partners

Translation Committee

Professor John Wiggers

Director Population Health, Hunter New England LHD

Heather Alexander

Executive Manager, Performance Integration and Communities – HNECC Public Health Network

Associate Professor Tony Lower

Director of Research and Knowledge Translation, Mid North Coast Local Health District

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Professor Tom Walley

Director, Hunter Medical Research Institute

MaryAnn Ferreux

Director Medical Services, Calvary Mater

Fiona Wilkinson

Fiona Wilkinson

Director Quality, Strategy and Improvement – Central Coast Local Health District

Francis Quirk

Professor Frances Quirk

Director, New England Institute of Healthcare Research

Representatives on the AHRA Committees

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Professor John Wiggers

Director Population Health, Hunter New England LHD

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Professor Andrew Searles

Head of Health Research Economics at the Hunter Medical Research Institute

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Jane Gray

Executive Director, Partnerships, Innovation & Research at Hunter New England Local Health District

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Professor Rod McClure
Director, Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

Professor Rod McClure

Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Univeristy of New England

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Professor Billie Bonevski

UON Women in Science Chair, Office of the PVC Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Professor Clare Collins

Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Newcastle

Anne Purcell

Nurse Practitioner – Wound Management – Central Coast Local Health District

Jayne Campbell

CNC Pressure Injury and Wound Management at Hunter New England LHD

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Professor Deb Loxton

Deputy Director – Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health & Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle

Professor Julie Byles, Global Innovation Chair in Responsive Transitions in Health and Ageing,
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Professor Julie Byles

Director of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle

Debbie Deasey

Nurse Practitioner – Mid North Coast Local Health District

Strategic Plan

In late 2019 the NSWRHP developed a strategic plan for 2019 – 2022. The Strategic plan outlines the priorities of the Centre along with its purpose, objective and ways of working. To view a copy of the strategic plan click here.