One person, one family, one community at a time, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) fights the illnesses affecting lives throughout the world. Our translational research model aligns over 1500 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter region researchers, students and support staff are working across seven HMRI Research Programs to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory into real health treatments and preventative strategies. Internationally-recognised research outcomes are being achieved in asthma and airway diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction, stroke and more. Collaborations are being conducted with institutes on all points of the globe.

HMRI provides vital funding and facilities to fuel research, but the heart and soul of the Institute are people – the researchers, the generous donors and supporters, the committed volunteers, and the patients who participate in trials and ultimately benefit from the research results.

Upcoming Events

HTRF Glow Walk
HTRF Glow Walk
February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Let’s get our Glow on and walk to support and raise funds for transplant patients and the Hunter Transplant Research Foundation.

March 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation are once again running a charity auction where HMRI can benefit from the ticket sales!

Latest News & Articles

Dec 8 2017

HMRI has embarked on an international search for a new Institute Director as current leader Professor Michael Nilsson prepares to transition to a new role.

Dec 6 2017

Nicotine replacement therapy is safer than smoking during pregnancy, a new review in the Medical Journal of Australia has found.

Dec 5 2017

A Fellowship honouring the late Matt Callander is helping Sydney neuroscientist Dr Kelly McKelvey to optimise brain cancer treatment options.

Nov 27 2017

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial cancer has been demonstrated by a HMRI research team.