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

HCRF Charity Golf Day
HTRF Glow Walk
HCRF Charity Golf Day
September 9, 2016 - 10:30am to 4:00pm

The Lions Club of Elemore Vale are hosting a charity golf day to raise funds for the Hunter Children's Research Foundation.

September 13, 2016 - 9:00am to September 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

The OMOZ 2016 conference will provide a forum for all researchers, clinical practitioners and health workers investigating and treating chronic ear

HTRF Glow Walk
September 17, 2016 - 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.

October 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a free school holiday event that will open minds to science, health and wellbeing. 

Latest News & Articles

Aug 24 2016

The world-first DADEE program has successfully improved girls’ self-esteem, resilience, sport skills and physical activity levels.

Aug 18 2016

The category winners of the prestigious HMRI Thru the Lens Photography Prize for 2016 have been named. See the best of almost 30 entries from the labs of HMRI to lakes of Nepal.

Aug 17 2016

A heart attack treatment protocol pioneered in the Hunter New England Health district has been shown to significantly improve survival rates for people in regional and rural areas.

Aug 15 2016

Hunter researchers have discovered new factors that may drive steroid resistance in severe asthma, which they hope could lead to a clinical breakthrough.