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

Researcher Showcase Evening
Winery Running Festival
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2018
Horse Racing
Researcher Showcase Evening
May 30, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at our Researcher Showcase Evening on 30 May 2018, where you will have the unique opportunity to hear from each of our 2017 Researchers of the Year.

Winery Running Festival
July 22, 2018 - 6:30am to 1:00pm

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 22 July 2018 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley - join the team to raise funds for the Sports Concussion Clinic.

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.

Latest News & Articles

May 21 2018

HMRI Researcher of the Year, Professor Clare Collins, has been awarded the DAA President’s Award for Innovation for her work developing the Healthy Eating Quiz™.

May 18 2018

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows has been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow by the Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA).

May 18 2018

Genes that were thought to be ‘non-functioning’ could now play a role in developing new cancer treatments

May 16 2018

Researchers have confirmed that when a woman’s asthma medication is optimally controlled during pregnancy, the rate of asthma in her offspring is nearly halved.