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Professor Gleeson has been the director of the Hunter
Medical Research Institute since 2006, the institute being
a partnership between Hunter New England Health, the
University of Newcastle and the community to enhance
health and medical research in the Hunter.
Professor Gleeson, an immunologist, was the inaugural
director of medical research in the NSW Ministry for
Science and Medical Research (2004-2006).
Her research at the University of Newcastle focuses on
the impact of respiratory infections on disease and spans
the fields of asthma and allergy, sudden infant death
syndrome, infections in premature birth and exercise
Professor Gleeson serves on federal and state scientific
advisory committees, is a board member of Alzheimer's
Australia NSW and is active in community service through
Robert Kennedy is the chair of the HMRI board and
Glenn Turner is the chair of the HMRI Foundation.
Major Haggar was appointed divisional commander
of The Salvation Army's Newcastle and Central NSW
Division in January, 2009, overseeing 22 corps (churches)
and numerous social programs stretching from the
Hawkesbury River to Laurieton and west to Dubbo.
Major Haggar was commissioned as an officer of The
Salvation Army in 1982 and, along with her husband Colin
(commissioned in 1983), she has served in numerous
responsibilities across NSW and Queensland.
From 1993, she spent 15 years in various administrative
roles in The Salvation Army's aged-care services, including
four years overseeing the 27 Salvation Army aged-care
centres in NSW, ACT and Queensland.
THE Hunter has hundreds of other great community
workers, including the people behind Leapfrog Ability,
supporting people and families with a disability, Mai Wel,
another disability service provider, Variety Club Children's
Charity, Wesley Mission, Lifeline and Camp Quality.
There's Hunter Life Education, a leader in drug and
health education, and Kaleidoscope, which operates out
of John Hunter Hospital supporting the health needs of
Other groups include CommonUnity, SIDS and Kids
Hunter Region, the Heart Foundation, Stroke Centre and
Mayumarri healing centre for child abuse victims.
Together Today is an environmental action group while
there is also the Marching Koalas and the RSPCA, among
a host of other people and groups caring for the Hunter's
... ITS PEOPLE
PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE
"Major Haggar ... spent
15 years in various administrative
roles in The Salvation Army's
aged-care services, including
four years overseeing
27 Salvation Army
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