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

Sports Concussion in Rugby Union Education Session
2022 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
Sports Concussion in Rugby Union Education Session
December 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Rugby Union is one of the world's most popular team sports, played by approx. 10 million players from 128 countries worldwide.

2022 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day
March 17, 2022 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

The HMRI Foundation invite you to the 2022 HMRI Foundation Charity Golf Day

Latest News & Articles

Nov 30 2021

The first Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation Art exhibition and online auction was held from 24-28 November at Earp Distilling Co in Carrington.

Nov 18 2021

HMRI pregnancy and reproductive health experts Distinguished Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Craig Pennell and Dr Jonathan Paul answer the important questions about preterm birth

Nov 15 2021

Gillian Mason, Manager for Stroke Research Register (Hunter) & Clinical Research Assistant, Centre for Rehab Innovations, University of Newcastle and HMRI, has been recognised as an inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital award recipient.

Nov 10 2021

World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the broader public in debates on emerging scientific issues. The day also underlines the relevance of science in our daily lives.

This year, World Science Day will highlight the importance of ‘Building Climate-Ready Communities’ and, in this way, connect science more closely with society.