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

Public Lecture: Lab to Life - Moving Science into Practice
HTRF Glow Walk
Public Lecture: Lab to Life - Moving Science into Practice
November 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

The ‘Lab to Life’ Public Lecture will address gaps that exist at present in cancer treatment and describe how research members and collaborators of the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) are working to bridge some of these gaps.

HTRF Glow Walk
February 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Let’s get our Glow on and walk to support and raise funds for transplant patients and the Hunter Transplant Research Foundation.

March 16, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation are once again running a charity auction where HMRI can benefit from the ticket sales!

Latest News & Articles

Nov 17 2017

Following a 200% rise in gestational diabetes incidence in the Hunter Region, nutrition researchers are trialling a new diabetes risk-reduction program

Nov 15 2017

Laureate Professor Paul Foster has been appointed as the Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for 2018.

Nov 13 2017

Hunter researchers have attracted $12.2m in the latest round of national funding to investigate some of the nation’s and world’s greatest health challenges

Nov 10 2017

Summary of all the winners for the HMRI Awards Night 2017.