Jennifer Hunter

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PhD, MScPH, BMed
Adjunct Associate Professor, Integrative Medicine and Policy; Healthy Lives Post-Cancer; and Bush Medicine
Research Committee Member
Bush Medicine Reference Group

Jennifer Hunter was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at NICM in 2018. She has been an active health services researcher with NICM since 2014 and is a primary-care integrative medical practitioner with over 25 years of clinical experience. Associate Professor Hunter's research interests are multidisciplinary, employing qualitative, quantitative and systematic review methods to translate and implement the latest research into clinical practice, health service delivery and policy. She is highly regarded in Australia and internationally, providing advice on integrative medicine guidelines and research, and expert consultation to the World Health Organization.

Research focus

  • Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • Health services research and policy
  • Mixed method research
  • Systematic and rapid review methods
  • Indigenous methodologies
  • Patient outcomes and experiences
  • Holistic health and wellness

Awards and recognition

  • 2014 Peter Bancroft Prize, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
  • 2010 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Grant, The University of Sydney
  • 2010 Research Student Grant Scheme, The University of Sydney
  • 2009-2012 University Postgraduate Award, The University of Sydney (3.5 years)
  • 2009-2012 Sydney Medical School Research Top-Up Scholarship, The University of Sydney (3.5 years)

Projects and Grants

Associate Professor Hunter's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies.

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  • Research Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
  • The Royal College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the RACGP Special Interest Group – Integrative Medicine Network
  • Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA); the PHAA Special Interest Group – Evidence, Research and Policy in Complementary Medicine; and PHAA Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group.
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
  • Founding Member, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)
  • Life Associate Membership, Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia (STAA)
  • Elected Board Member, International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)
  • Research Committee Member, NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University
  • NICM Bush Medicine Reference Group, NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University
  • Chair, Australasian Integrative Medicine Association Interprofessional Communication Working Group
  • Editorial Board European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Elsevier
  • Associate Editor Advances in Integrative Medicine, Elsevier
  • Editorial Board International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, eScience Publisher


  • 2017 Fellow of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine, Australia
  • 2014 Doctor of Philosophy, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • 2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • 2001 Certificate of Sclerotherapy, Australian College of Phlebology, Australia
  • 1995 Master of Science Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University London College, United Kingdom
  • 1995 Postgraduate Diploma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University London College, United Kingdom
  • 1993 Diploma in Shiatsu, Nutrition and Yoga, Shiatsu Ryoho College, Sydney, Australia
  • 1990 Bachelor of Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia


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