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

Sports Concussion Public Seminar
HMRI Open Day 2019
Sports Concussion Public Seminar
September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a public seminar on sports concussion. Learn about the latest research and guidelines for return-to-play after an on-field concussion.

HMRI Open Day 2019
October 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for a day of interactive activities, seminars and lab tours where you can meet the researchers and find out all about the work happening behind the scenes.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 6 2019

Nobbys Beach will become a sea of colour on September 7 as around 300 people don their fluoro fashions for Glow Walk.

Sep 2 2019

More than $10 million has been awarded to HMRI-affiliated researchers to further the development of promising world-class, solution-based research.

Aug 28 2019

Dr Myles Young has been announced as the Bupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher for 2019.

Aug 22 2019

Researchers are recruiting for a new trial that blends a smartphone app with park-based fitness facilities in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.