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

Tackling Premature Birth
2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
Tackling Premature Birth
October 2, 2021 - 7:15pm to 8:00pm

BorneHMRI is a science collaboration between BorneUK and Hunter

2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
October 20, 2021 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

The HMRI Foundation invite you to the 2021 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day

Latest News & Articles

Sep 17 2021

Clinical neuropsychologist and researcher Associate Professor Andrew Gardner and former Australian Rugby League star Martin Lang provide some great evidence-based advice on the signs, symptoms and management of sports-related concussion.

Sep 14 2021

Three HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.

Sep 9 2021

A new study by researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle will investigate treatments to assist individuals with addictive eating behaviours.

Sep 9 2021

Mental health is obviously a big concern during the current COVID-19 lockdowns. We spoke with Dr Jaelea Skehan, a registered psychologist, researcher and Director at Everymind for some advice on managing our mental health during these times.