HMRI proudly hosted the virtual community seminar 'Healthy Ageing: Planning for a Long and Active Life' on Wednesday 12 August 2020. Presented by healthy ageing experts Professor Julie Byles and Professor Kichu Nair, this informative seminar explains what the research is telling us and how we can take the steps to live longer and age better.
Dr Kirsten Coupland is an early-career research fellow within the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation and is part of the stroke research group based at HMRI. She spoke with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley about her work in stroke research, specifically ischemic stroke.
Shielding elderly and vulnerable aged-care communities from COVID-19 will continue to be a major challenge for health authorities, as the virus enters easily via community transmission then becomes inherently difficult to eradicate.
We know that smoking has a negative impact on our health, so why is it so hard for some people to quit? Dr Eliza Skelton is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Newcastle and HMRI and she has a particular focus on health promotion around smoking cessation for people with alcohol and other drug problems.
Hunter Medical Research Institute’s Director Tom Walley approaches his research work the same way he did when he was a medic – he always puts the patient first. As featured in the CEO Magazine 13 August 2020.
Esteemed cancer researcher and charity advocate, Dr Matthew Dun, has been acknowledged for his dedication to improving cancer survival outcomes, with a 2020 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ science award. Dr Dun, a researcher from The University of Newcastle and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), was selected by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) as one of the country’s outstanding early career researchers for his contribution to cancer research.
Professor Julie Byles is a gerontologist who wants us to view ageing not as a problem - but as a success. Her work explores how people can age well, and what we as individuals and a society can do to promote healthy ageing.