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

Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
Girls just wanna have FUNding
HMRI Ball 2019
ASX Refinitiv Charity Foundation Race Day
Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at our Researcher Showcase Evening, where you will have the unique opportunity to hear from each of our 2018 Researchers of the Year.

Girls just wanna have FUNding
May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Customs House is teaming up with Hunter Medical Research Institute to raise much needed funds for the Women in Medical Research Fellowships

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,

Latest News & Articles

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.

May 13 2019

Health professionals and organisations to receive additional training and resources to help support Indigenous women quit smoking during pregnancy.

May 7 2019

Tuesday May 7 is World Asthma Day – a day to raise awareness for the airway disease that affects one in nine Australians. Find out how HMRI researchers are working to stop asthma.