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

Future-Proofing Youth Health
Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch
HMRI Open Day 2018
Professor Rob Knight
Future-Proofing Youth Health
September 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In this public seminar, Professor Hutton will outline the strategies for safer and more supportive mass gatherings and the policies that will lead to positive future health outcomes for today’s youth.

Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch
October 5, 2018 - 11:30am to 4:30pm

The 2018 Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch will take place at Wests New Lambton on Friday 5th October.

HMRI Open Day 2018
October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a fun-filled and educational free school holiday event for the whole family!

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.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 21 2018

The only thing brighter than spring sunshine at the 2018 Glow Walk (September 22) will be the sea of fluoro clothing and painted faces.

Sep 18 2018

Researchers have found that when stroke survivors break-up sitting time it reduces their blood pressure. So what next?

Sep 17 2018

Asthma researchers have launched a new clinical trial to help optimise the anti-inflammatory benefits of soluble fibre.

Sep 12 2018

Teens with back pain are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and suffer anxiety and depression, a study has found.