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

Mental Health Public Seminar
Pink Meets Teal Black Tie Fundraiser
Mental Health Public Seminar
November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us on 20th November for a public seminar on Mental Health where our two speakers will share insights into their research..

Pink Meets Teal Black Tie Fundraiser
November 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

This special event is being held to honour the amazing work of Jill Emberson. All money raised will support Ovarian Cancer research at HMRI.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 16 2019

Professor Clare Collins is among 40 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

Oct 14 2019

Professor John Attia has been awarded the title of Laureate Professor in recognition of his remarkable research career and outstanding contributions.

Oct 9 2019

The 2019 HMRI Open Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the exciting health and medical research undertaken in the Hunter and beyond.

Sep 25 2019

The Lake Macquarie Open Garden and Art Trail will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October raising funds for HMRI health and medical research.