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
Music and the Mind Symposium + Concerts
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.

Music and the Mind Symposium + Concerts
March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to March 4, 2018 - 4:30pm

Music and the Mind Symposium to be held on 2nd to 4th March 2018, the brainchild of Prof Michael Nilsson and reknowned flautist Sally Walker with internationally acclaimed Flautist/Neuroscientist Professor Altenmuller as a guest speaker and musician at a series of concerts and presentations.

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 18 2017

Real estate agency First National Newcastle City has donated $20,000 to HMRI, raised during their annual Spring Fling auction event.

Dec 15 2017

Google Scholar has confirmed that Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley from HMRI'S VIVA program is Australia’s most cited academic.

Dec 14 2017

A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant will help develop new technology for assessing food and nutrient intakes of people living in poorer communities.

Dec 12 2017

A $5.2 million philanthropic gift to HMRI will help to advance emergency out-of-hospital paramedical treatment and telehealth care for patients across NSW.