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 2019
HTRF Glow Walk or Run 2019
A Dinner for Borne 2019
Sport Concussion Public Seminar
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2019
August 30, 2019 - 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 children's research.

HTRF Glow Walk or Run 2019
September 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Support transplant research - join us at the HTRF Glow Walk (or run!) for Transplant. Let's get our glow on and raise funds for transplant patients and the Hunter Transplant Research Foundation.

A Dinner for Borne 2019
September 13, 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Join us for a dinner to help raise funds for research to prevent premature birth.

Sport Concussion Public Seminar
September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a public seminar on sport concussion. Learn about the latest research and guidelines for return-to-play after an on-field concussion.

Latest News & Articles

Aug 21 2019

A new, large-scale study has shown that older people can keep pace with those in their twenties – it’s simply a matter of practise.

Aug 16 2019

Dr Lucy Murtha has been awarded the 2019 Ralph Reader Prize for Basic Science by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).

Aug 14 2019

Professor Attia’s has received $600,000 in funding for his research on a vaccine that protects against heart attacks and strokes.

Aug 8 2019

A new study will look at how light treatment can improve daytime functioning and sleepiness in those with hypersomnia.