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

Public Seminar: A Question of Balance
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
HTRF Glow Walk and Trivia for Transplant
Future-Proofing Youth Health
Public Seminar: A Question of Balance
September 19, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hear about the exciting research undertaken in the Hunter that’s exploring how the balance system works – through anatomical, physiological and molecular techniques.

Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
September 22, 2018 - 6:00am to 12:30pm

The annual Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike ride is on again this year, taking place on Saturday the 9th of September.

HTRF Glow Walk and Trivia for Transplant
September 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Support transplant research- join us at the HTRF Glow Walk followed by Trivia for Transplant.

Future-Proofing Youth Health
September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In this public seminar, Professor Hutton will outline the strategies for safer and more supportive mass gatherings and the policies that will lead to positive future health outcomes for today’s youth.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 18 2018

Researchers have found that when stroke survivors break-up sitting time it reduces their blood pressure. So what next?

Sep 17 2018

Asthma researchers have launched a new clinical trial to help optimise the anti-inflammatory benefits of soluble fibre.

Sep 12 2018

Teens with back pain are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and suffer anxiety and depression, a study has found.

Sep 11 2018

Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing hosted a seminar that focussed on the long-term health and wellbeing consequences of abuse against women.