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

Rotary Charity Golf Day
HMRI |Meeting of Minds: Live Online Stroke Q&A
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Evening 2021
Rotary Charity Golf Day
April 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Join HMRI Institute Director Professor Mike Calford at the Rotary Nelson Bay Charity Golf Day on Friday 23 April 2021

HMRI |Meeting of Minds: Live Online Stroke Q&A
April 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Time is brain when it comes to stroke survival.

Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Evening 2021
May 8, 2021 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Latest News & Articles

Mar 26 2021

Join us alongside HMRI researchers Professor Deborah Loxton, Dr Nicole Nathan and Emmalee Ford as we look at women's health across all age groups and what the research is telling us.
We'll discuss fertility, reproductive health and wellbeing, the factors that influence womens' long term health and the health issues women face today.

Mar 19 2021

The trend towards vegetarian and vegan diets means more people are looking for meat-free protein alternatives.

Enter seitan (pronounced say-tan), the latest food trend that’s going viral online.

by Dr Kerith Duncanson- Accredited Practising Dietician. Originally featured in The Conversation.

Mar 17 2021

World events have placed the spotlight on respiratory health like never before. From severe bushfires to COVID-19, Australians living with respiratory conditions continue to face new health pressures.

Through the 2020/21 Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS) program, GSK has committed a record of $6.9 million to continue supporting the health of Australians. More than 14 Australian research teams will be conducting studies in respiratory medicine, vaccines and oncology with the aim of improving health outcomes for patients.

Mar 15 2021

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.