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

Professor Rob Knight
Sunday Long Lunch
HMRI Sydney Foundation Event
Public Discussion: Does Dr Know Best?
Professor Rob Knight
October 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

A public seminar about how your microbiome affects you – and what you can do to improve it.

Sunday Long Lunch
October 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for a Sunday afternoon long lunch raising funds for medical research through HMRI.

HMRI Sydney Foundation Event
October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The HMRI Sydney Foundation is hosting sunset drinks overlooking Sydney Harbour to celebrate 20 years of HMRI.

Public Discussion: Does Dr Know Best?
October 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The role of patients in cancer care decisions.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 16 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a new report

Oct 15 2018

Two HMRI researchers are among 37 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Oct 11 2018

As it has been for the past 22 years, there will be cheers and happy tears when the HCRF holds its annual Awards Night on 18 October.

Oct 3 2018

The 6th HMRI Open Day on Friday October 12 will be nothing to sneeze at as the region’s researchers showcase everything from the laboratory to the lavatory.