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

Mental Health Public Seminar
Pink Meets Teal Black Tie Fundraiser
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Mental Health Public Seminar
November 20, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us on 20th November for a public seminar on Mental Health where our two speakers will share insights into their research..

Pink Meets Teal Black Tie Fundraiser
November 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm

This special event is being held to honour the amazing work of Jill Emberson. All money raised will support Ovarian Cancer research at HMRI.

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
March 26, 2020 - 9:00am to April 3, 2020 - 5:00pm

In Autumn 2020, a team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.

Latest News & Articles

Nov 19 2019

Professor Tom Walley, HMRI Institute Director, reflects on the remarkable collaboration that contributes to HMRI's success.

Nov 15 2019

Mark Hughes Foundation has extended the list of brain cancer research projects it’s supporting, awarding eight new innovation grants totalling $1.6 million.

Nov 14 2019

Find out all the winners from the HMRI Awards Night 2019.

Nov 13 2019

Mental health trailblazer Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin was named Researcher of the Year at the 2019 HMRI Awards Night.