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

HMRI Ball 2019
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
Patch – Will Boys Legacy Fundraiser
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2019
HMRI Ball 2019
June 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 22nd June 2019 raising funds for medical research.

ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
July 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Come along to Australia's largest charity race day and support medical research at HMRI,

Patch – Will Boys Legacy Fundraiser
August 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 10:00pm

Join a panel of health and wellness practitioners as they navigate staying well in today’s world followed by dinner.

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.

Latest News & Articles

Jun 11 2019

Two former HMRI chairs and a toxicology researcher were named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in Queens Birthday Honours.

May 30 2019

HMRI-affiliated researchers are working on an array of research projects aimed at stopping smoking.

May 21 2019

The World Health Organisation will collaborate with Newcastle researchers to fight non-communicable diseases.

May 20 2019

A new multimillion-dollar project will develop an artificial intelligence surveillance system to better tackle antimicrobial resistance.