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

Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch 2020
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Rotary Charity Golf Day
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch 2020
March 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

This annual lunch raises awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer Research.

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.

Rotary Charity Golf Day
April 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Rotary Nelson Bay will hold their 29th Charity Golf Day on Friday 3rd April.

Latest News & Articles

Feb 14 2020

Professor Julie Byles has been working with the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) on their “Prevention in an ageing world’ programme of work.

Feb 3 2020

Stroke survivors will be able to tap into technology at home to access an exercise and diet program, aimed at preventing a secondary stroke.

Jan 23 2020

Hunter researchers have been awarded a $600,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and endometrial cancer.

Jan 23 2020

Jill Emberson was a fierce and passionate advocate for ovarian cancer and we are honoured that she has chosen HMRI as the recipient of funding donated in her memory to further our research into ovarian cancer.