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

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
HMRI Open Day 2017
Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
August 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball to be held on August 19th at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre.

August 25, 2017 - 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 medical research.

ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
August 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

HMRI are privileged to be one of the benefiting charities at Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

HMRI Open Day 2017
October 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a free school holiday event that will open minds to science, health and wellbeing.

Latest News & Articles

Jul 24 2017

Dietitians are employing telehealth and online resources in a new nutrition intervention aiming to get more kids eating veg.

Jul 21 2017

Spyware employed by counter-terrorism experts is helping to find genetic answers for kids with undiagnosed intellectual disabilities.

Jul 14 2017

Drilling down to exactly what you should or shouldn’t eat to beat type 2 diabetes is confusing. Less fat? More protein? Less carbs? More wholegrains? Here is what the research suggests.

Jul 13 2017

Researchers are reframing the global understanding and treatment pathways for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) by urging practitioners to recognise that the condition is not just one disease, but in fact several.