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

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
Horse Racing
Public Seminar: A Question of Balance
HTRF Glow Walk and Trivia for Transplant
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.

Public Seminar: A Question of Balance
September 19, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hear about the exciting research undertaken in the Hunter that’s exploring how the balance system works – through anatomical, physiological and molecular techniques.

HTRF Glow Walk and Trivia for Transplant
September 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Support transplant research- join us at the HTRF Glow Walk followed by Trivia for Transplant.

Latest News & Articles

Aug 13 2018

A federal funding boost of almost $500,000 is set to combat the rates of depression and anxiety among elderly Australians.

Aug 13 2018

Researchers have received more than $1.4 million from the NHMRC to support new male and female health strategies.

Aug 10 2018

A pilot interactive online game is giving new parents valuable information and a safe environment to test their parenting decisions.

Jul 31 2018

Hunter research study finds young farmers who live and work on farms in isolated areas and are in financial hardship are the most likely to experience personal drought-related psychological stress.