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

Brain Exhibition
NAIDOC Week Public Seminar
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
Patch – Will Boys Legacy Fundraiser
Brain Exhibition
June 5, 2019 - 11:00am to June 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your brain? Here’s your chance with a new interactive exhibition at Watt Space from June 5 – 30.

NAIDOC Week Public Seminar
July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us to hear about how health and medical research at HMRI is working to improve medical treatment and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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.

Latest News & Articles

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.

Jun 19 2019

A diabetes trial is underway, using a smartphone app to determine insulin dosage based on food intake.

Jun 11 2019

Dr Matt Dun is working to trial new treatments for DIPG (brain cancer) in the hope of saving his daughter Josie and other kids like her.

Jun 11 2019

Two former HMRI chairs and a toxicology researcher were named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in Queens Birthday Honours.