Learn more about HMRI's 2020 Researchers of the Year, Distinguished Laureate Professor NIck Talley, Professor Tracy Burrows and Associate Professor Andrew Gardner.
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.
Sufferers with mild illness might expect to get better after a few weeks. But there’s mounting evidence this isn’t the case, and COVID-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims – not just the most severely affected or the elderly and frail. Written by Professor Peter Wark, published in The Conversation 27 July 2020
Professor Craig Pennell is Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine and Professor Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Newcastle. He works clinically as a sub-specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and is a principal researcher at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. He is also the Foundation Scientific Director of Newcastle 1000.