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 six 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

ABC Compass Premiere - Stroke Stories
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
Patch – Will Boys Legacy Fundraiser
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2019
ABC Compass Premiere - Stroke Stories
July 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us to watch the premiere of the ABC Compass program about a research project that looked at the effects of taking part in a devised theatre program for stroke recovery.

ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Come along to Australia's largest charity race day and support medical research at HMRI,

Patch – Will Boys Legacy Fundraiser
August 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Join a panel of health and wellness practitioners as they navigate staying well in today’s world followed by dinner.

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2019
August 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation are hosting Dine for a Dream at Marina Views Function Centre raising vital funds for children's research.

Latest News & Articles

Jul 16 2019

Greater Charitable Foundation have provided over $350,000 for three years to trial an anti-fatigue drug to help stroke survivors living with fatigue find much-needed relief from symptoms.

Jul 12 2019

A new intervention aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who receive an annual GP check-up.

Jul 8 2019

World Health Organisation advice on reducing saturated fat intake might inadvertently lead to malnutrition, nutrition experts say

Jun 19 2019

Stroke researcher Dr Heidi Janssen has received HMRI's first Women in Medical Research Fellowship to help reconnect stroke survivors with the community.