The HMRI Research Council includes the Program Leaders from each of HMRI’s six Research Programs and the relevant University Priority Research Centres, representatives from early and mid-career researchers, the Hunter New England Local Health District, the University of Newcastle, and the Chair of the Faculty of Health and Medicine’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusiveness committee.

The HMRI Research Council provides advice to the HMRI Director on scientific matters, health and medical research, research funding and development and delivery of HMRI services for researchers. As national and international experts in their fields, members ensure that Hunter research remains relevant, of high quality, and is conducted in accordance with the National Code of Conduct for Health and Medical Research.