HMRI Board

Professor John Wiggers
Professor John Wiggers
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)

Professor Wiggers is the Director, Health Research and Translation and Population Health, Hunter New England Local Health District, responsible for enhancing health service research and research translation by health service providers and the provision of Population Health services.

In his Health Research and Translation role Professor Wiggers is responsible for building the systems and processes within the Hunter New England Local Health District to enhance the conduct of health services research and the translation of research findings for the benefit of patients and clients.

In his Population Health service delivery role Professor Wiggers is a health services researcher and practitioner with a focus on the prevention of obesity, smoking and alcohol-related harms, and the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition. This work has a primary focus on identifying strategies to increase the delivery of care addressing such risks by health care and other professionals as part of routine service delivery.

Professor Wiggers is also the Director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, and Co-Director of the Hunter Institute of Medical Research Public Health Program.

Service as a director
Appointed to HMRI Board 13th November 2018

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Kyle Loades
Chair, HMRI Board and Non-Executive Director – HMRI (community)


Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNEH)
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Kirsten Molloy
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Kirsten Mulley
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community)
Elizabeth Sullivan
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (University of Newcastle)
Institute Director, HMRI
Scott Walkom
Non-Executive Director – HMRI (Community) | Chair, HMRI Foundation
Professor John Wiggers
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (HNELHD)
Professor Alex Zelinsky AO
Non-Executive Director - HMRI (University of Newcastle)