Hunter Centre for Sex and Gender Diversity

Who We Are

In mid 2015, a small special interest group was established with the aim to improve services for trans* and gender diverse individuals in the Hunter region.

From this special interest group, the Hunter Centre for Sex and Gender Diversity (HCSGD) was formed. The current committee includes a variety of healthcare professionals, LGBTQI+ community members and allies alike.

Our Executive

  • President: Dr Katie-Jane Wynne, PhD (Endocrinologist at the John Hunter Hospital, and a member of ANZPATH)
  • Vice President: Jo Mills (Service Effectiveness Specialist for Youth & Homelessness programs for Uniting)
  • Secretary: Dr Steve Kelly (General Practitioner at Warabrook Practice in Newcastle, and a member of ANZPATH)
  • Treasurer: Mr Jay Kelly (Health Education Officer, BA SocSc, Ass Dip SocSc, Cert in Nursing)

Our Aims

  1. To promote, empower, and advocate for the health, rights and well-being of the trans* and gender diverse community
  2. To serve as a forum for and promote communication and collaboration amongst relevant health professionals
  3. To encourage, promote and share research in applicable fields
  4. To develop best practices and supportive policies
  5. To establish a known network of professional service providers

Our Achievements

  • Being awarded the Innovation Grant in 2018 for the development of resources aimed at empowering trans* youth
  • Giving a number of educational presentations to: UoN medical students, the Endocrine Society of Australia, ANZPATH, as well as various healthcare providers in the Hunter region
  • Becoming registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission
  • The development of the Hunter Primary Care Gender Diversity and Transgender HealthPathway (a resource for GP's to help navigate trans* health)
  • Supporting a social LGBTQI+ BBQ in Islington Park