Dr Arnagretta Hunter

Clinical Senior Lecturer
College of Health and Medicine

A physician and cardiologist with a strong focus on patient centered care with preventative medicine focus. Trained in non-invasive cardiac imaging, particularly non-invasive cardiac assessment. Research interest in health and public policy development, particularly the influence of public policy approaches to health outcomes. Passionate about the social determinants of health. Raised in Melbourne, completed a BA(Hons) in international relations before embarking on Medicine at the University of Sydney. Medical training at St Vincents Hospital NSW and St Vincents Hospital VIC before working as a consultant physician in Wagga Wagga, regional NSW. Medical education and training is a key interest with previous position as Director of Physician Training in Wagga Wagga. Interested and involved with clinical oversight and quality improvement in the hospital and within the local health district, for me some of the solutions in medicine come from improving the structures and systems that are used, and I enjoy being part of that process.

She has a broad interest in public policy from local issues to global challenges. She is a member of ANU Institute for Climate Energy and Disaster Solutions and is Chair of the Commission for the Human Future. Her work is diverse and centres around human health and wellbeing, the relationship between health and the environment and the challenge of climate change. She is a 2019 Bob and June Prickett Churchill Fellow with a project to assess the skills of narrative in medicine, and is the inaugural Human Futures Fellow in the College of Health and Medicine.

Research interests


  • Cardiology
  • General Medicine

Research interests

  • Social determinants of health
  • Preventative cardiology
  • Public policy influence on health outcomes