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

World Cancer Day Public Seminar
Borne HMRI Rugby Lunch
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch 2020
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
World Cancer Day Public Seminar
February 4, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:00pm

On World Cancer Day, HMRI is opening our doors to our community to learn more about contemporary cancer research at HMRI and its impacts for patients.

Borne HMRI Rugby Lunch
February 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join former Wallabies Luke Burgess & Dean Mumm along with former Waratahs Jeremy Tilse and Pat McCutcheon for lunch and drinks and raise funds for preterm birth research.

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.

Latest News & Articles

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.

Jan 23 2020

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

Jan 22 2020

The scientific team behind Viralytics is reuniting for a new private venture aiming to develop cutting-edge cancer therapies. It will be based in the HMRI Building.

Jan 21 2020

Smokers are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications, a new study has found.