National Health and Medical Research Council

The status of Centre for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH) is granted by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), to encourage leadership in health research and translation of direct relevance and benefit to regional and remote areas of Australia. NHMRC identifies exemplars of collaboration in health and medical research, research translation, research-infused education and training, and outstanding health care in a regional and/or remote setting.

The partners of the Hunter New England Central Coast Mid North Coast Research Hub are grateful to the NHMRC for acknowledging the high quality, innovative and collaborative health and medical research efforts being undertaken across our region, through recognition as an NHMRC CIRH.


NSW Health and Office for Health and Medical Research

The Hub partners also acknowledge the NSW Office for Health and Medical Research. OHMR has formally recognised the collaborative work being done across our region through designation of a Translational Research Hub since 2014.

NSW Health has supported the enhanced role for research hubs that included key roles in fostering translation, innovation and research capacity. The NSW Health and Medical Research Hub Strategy provides a framework for the future role and development of these hubs.

This support and strategy has underpinned the structures and provided a clear pathway for the HNECCMNC Research Hub to mature into a successful NHMRC Centre for Innovation in Regional Health – NSW Regional Health Partners.