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

Winery Running Festival
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
Horse Racing
HMRI Open Day 2018
Winery Running Festival
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am to 1:00pm

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 22 July 2018 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley - join the team to raise funds for the Sports Concussion Clinic.

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
August 24, 2018 - 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 medical research

Horse Racing
August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 25th August 2018.

HMRI Open Day 2018
October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a fun-filled and educational free school holiday event for the whole family!

Latest News & Articles

Jun 22 2018

Living with ankle instability can have a major impact on people’s lives, with many sporting activities or everyday tasks causing worry about putting the wrong foot forward.

Jun 15 2018

Dalara Foundation support philanthropic fellowship to give long-term certainty to stroke research.

Jun 14 2018

Researchers provide evidence that a conventional treatment for common respiratory diseases such as COPD can actually lead to worse health outcomes when used to treat symptoms caused by respiratory virus infections.

Jun 13 2018

Professors Peter Gibson and Jodie Simpson have scooped two of the European Respiratory Society’s most prestigious awards.