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

The Arts: Engaging with Disability
Public Lecture - We Breathe What We Eat
HMRI Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
The Arts: Engaging with Disability
June 8, 2017 - 9:00am to June 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

A three day event running from Thursday 8th June - Saturday 10th June aimed at connecting people with disability, mental health issues and their carers with Arts-based organisations and activities.

Public Lecture - We Breathe What We Eat
June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Professor Lisa Wood discusses her research which focuses on investigating nutritional approaches to managing respiratory disease.

HMRI Ball
June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 18th June 2017 raising funds for medical research.

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017 will take place 19th to 23rd June.

Latest News & Articles

May 19 2017

A new study shows young adults prefer skin colour associated with fruit and vegetables rather than sun exposure

May 17 2017

A study will test for the first time whether the spice curcumin, taken in combination with fish oil, can further boost blood flow in the brain.

May 10 2017

Public health researchers will receive $25,000 from the NSW Government to help older people choose suitable housing arrangements.

May 9 2017

Thanks to the 2017 Gastronomic Lunch, researcher Alison Lane will now customise the ALERT autism intervention to find those children most likely to benefit