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

Dance DIPG - Dancing for Josie
Dance DIPG - Dancing for Josie
November 24, 2018 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

A multicultural dance show to raise funds for DIPG research.

Latest News & Articles

Nov 9 2018

An online research trial is set to investigate the best methods to support young Australian veterans who drink alcohol and experience depressive symptoms.

Nov 9 2018

Hunter researchers have been recognised among the country’s best for improving the wellbeing of people in Australia and beyond.

Nov 7 2018

Smoking cessation researchers Billie Bonevski and Gillian Gould have received prestigious awards from the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

Oct 30 2018

HMRI-based gut disorders expert Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley AC is the 2018 NSW Scientist of the Year.