Currently in its establishment phase, the University of Newcastle’s Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster aims to create an environment where new opportunities for innovative solutions and research breakthroughs can be generated and translated into practise for the benefit of patients, clinicians, educators, industry and the community.
The Cluster facilitates collaboration between innovators from the fields of health and medical sciences, engineering, design, communication, information technology, education, mathematics, business, humanities and physical, environmental and social sciences.
Research collaborations with health, technology and related industry partners have achieved successful results in numerous areas, including innovative web-based weight loss programs, mental health treatment programs utilising technology and development of a patient safety framework for adults with communication disabilities in hospital.
Getting Involved with the Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster
Cluster participants include academic and professional staff of the University of Newcastle, representatives from across the relevant industries, non-government organisations and government.
The Research Development team can assist in establishing new partnerships at the University of Newcastle, including arranging introductions with our researchers, facilitating access to our world-class research facilities and providing advice on how to leverage potential government funding.
Key Research Centres and Groups contributing to the Cluster’s research capability in Health and Technology include: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Applied Informatics Research Group (AIR), The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH), Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRC PAN), Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB), The Centre for Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery and Information –Based Medicine (CIBM), Hunter Creative Industries and Technology Centre(HCIT), The Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The Wollotuka Institute, Priority Research Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health (CTNMH), Family Action Centre, Centre for Interdisciplinary Built Environment Research (CIBER).
Expressions of interest from researchers, industry and government partners wishing to participate in the Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster are welcome. Please contact the Research Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 4921 5287.