NSW Regional Health Partners brings together the leading health and research organisations across the Hunter, New England, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions of NSW, Australia. The eight foundation partners who collaborate to support the NSW Regional Health Partners are:
The University of Newcastle is a research intensive Australian public university. It has a primary campus in Callaghan, a suburb of Newcastle, and campuses on the Central Coast, Tamworth, Mid North Coast and Port Macquarie, as well as Singapore and the CBDs of Sydney and Newcastle. The University of Newcastle has a reputation as a world-class university making an impact within its own region, throughout Australia and across the globe. It is in the top three per cent of universities world-wide and in the top eight Australian universities for research. UON has particular strengths in health and medical research, and is a national leader in Indigenous education and research.
The University of New England was Australia’s first regional university with and its mission was to provide access to education and research for the regional community. The University’s main campus is located in Armidale, NSW. UNE also pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making it Australia's most experienced provider of distance and now online education. It has ten regional study centres located throughout northern New South Wales, as well as the FutureCampus in Parramatta and a growing international network of teaching partners. UNE’s interdisciplinary health and medical research represents a range of disciplines across biomedical sciences; stress and depression; social work; mental health; clinical and health psychology. It prioritises health and wellbeing research in rural communities. The UON and UNE run the Joint Medical Program in the New England region.