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

HMRI Building Shut Down
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
HMRI Building Shut Down
December 24, 2019 - 5:00pm to January 2, 2020 - 8:00am

The HMRI Building will be closing down over the Christmas and New Year period from 5pm 24th December 2019 to 8am 2nd January 2020.

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
March 26, 2020 - 9:00am to April 3, 2020 - 5:00pm

In Autumn 2020, a team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.

Latest News & Articles

Nov 28 2019

Professor Tom Walley has welcomed the pledge of $20 million for ovarian cancer research, given its potential to benefit studies currently underway in the region.

Nov 28 2019

We know that smoking cigarettes has a long-term damaging effect on our lungs, so what about the smoke haze?

Nov 27 2019

The National Rugby League will partner with HMRI, the University of Newcastle and Harvard Medical School in one of the world’s largest studies into head injuries in collision sport.

Nov 19 2019

Professor Tom Walley, HMRI Institute Director, reflects on the remarkable collaboration that contributes to HMRI's success.