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

Kids Health Public Seminar
HCRF Dine for a Dream
August 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

HMRI’s annual THRU THE LENS Photography Competition is up and running again, with $200 JB Hi Fi gift vouchers for the winning entries.

Kids Health Public Seminar
August 15, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Presented in conjunction with National Science Week, the HMRI Kids Health Public Seminar features the Hunter region’s leading paediatric researcher

HCRF Dine for a Dream
August 19, 2016 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation Dine for a Dream to be held at Marina Views Function Centre on August 19th. 

August 20, 2016 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball to be held on August 20th at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre (formerly Panthers).

Latest News & Articles

Jul 27 2016

Hunter researchers are recruiting for a study evaluating a new online version of the Australian Eating Survey assessment tool, which now gives live feedback.

Jul 26 2016

A University of Newcastle study has recommended reforms to Indigenous health services after identifying systemic barriers that are hindering pregnant women from quitting smoking.

Jul 26 2016

Teachers play a vital part in shaping the mindset of our upcoming generations ... but who’s looking after the teachers themselves?

Jul 22 2016

HMRI food scientists are conducting a study sure to please those with an appetite for healthy snacks as they taste-test an energy bar hand-made in the UON food labs.