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

Four Seasons Observatory Fundraiser
HMRI Open Day 2018
Four Seasons Observatory Fundraiser
April 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Raise money for medical research in the Hunter with a fundraising dinner at Four Seasons Observatory.

HMRI Open Day 2018
October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Latest News & Articles

Mar 14 2018

Hunter Medical Research Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary today marking two decades of ground-breaking achievements.

Mar 14 2018

HMRI Life Governor Jennie Thomas has invested over $1 million to personally nourish the careers of around 150 outstanding young researchers and students.

Mar 8 2018

HMRI has launched its first Women in Medical Research Fellowships initiative, aiming to redress career inequality for female researchers.

Feb 28 2018

Two University of Newcastle researchers have received prestigious scholarships through the US Fulbright Program to further their health research.