uonAcademic Level B or C - Fixed Term full time or part time for up to 4 years.

We seek to employ four research fellows with a range of expertise to deliver on the priorities identified in the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Public Health Program Capacity Building Group research initiative, with funding from the NSW Health Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP) Round 5 and from the University of Newcastle.

The four fellows will work together with the program leads and other staff to achieve the following objectives:

  • co-design, co-production and co-dissemination of health prevention research in partnership with NSW health service staff
  • contribution to research and research translation professional development and training opportunities for NSW Local Health District health service staff


The positions will each have a focus on one of the following themes:

  • Health promotion research, with experience, skills and interest in conducting intervention and implementation research in promoting health behaviours to address NSW Health priorities regarding the reduction of child and adult obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption risks.
  • Chronic disease prevention, with experience, skills and interest in intervention, implementation and policy relevant research addressing NSW Health priorities for improving disease management and risk reduction among people with diabetes, asthma, musculoskeletal, mental health and other chronic conditions to improve health and prevent disease progression.
  • Health protection, with experience, skills and interests in public health aspects of the prevention, monitoring, and control of Zoonotic diseases of importance in northern NSW and experience in planning, implementing and evaluating innovative communicable disease surveillance systems in urban and rural settings; OR tailoring childhood immunization programmes for maximum impact.
  • Methods in preventive health research, with expertise and experience in health economics, epidemiological, and statistical methods applied to the conduct of applied health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection research. This fellow will collaborate across the group, contributing to the design and conduct of health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection research, and leading statistical/economic analyses for evaluation of the impact of innovations in improving population health, health equity, cost effectiveness and social return on investment.

For detailed selection criteria, further information and to apply, go to: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies