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

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2021
2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2021
August 20, 2021 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation are hosting Dine for a Dream at Noahs on the Beach, Newcastle to raise vital funds for children's research.

2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
October 20, 2021 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

The HMRI Foundation invite you to the 2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day

Latest News & Articles

Jul 9 2021

People living with cancer and the healthcare professionals caring for them are the winners from a $7 million investment, NSW Regional Health Partners announced on Friday.

Jul 9 2021

Four Hunter research teams have secured more than $6 million in funding through the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund, bolstering HMRI and the University of Newcastle's commitment to better, healthier living within our regions and beyond.

Jul 8 2021

Two exciting new research studies that will look to identify those most at risk of developing dementia and then attempt to delay or stop its development are underway in the Hunter New England region.

Jul 8 2021

Lots of curiosity and questions surround COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.
So what's fact and what is fiction. We put the call out on our social media channels for your COVID questions and had them answered by some of our leading experts in this space.