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

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
March 1, 2021 - 9:00am to March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

A team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 30 2020

The region’s health and medical researchers making a difference to the lives of local kids and their families, and research supporters, were honour

Oct 23 2020

Australia’s largest and longest operating women’s health survey has secured $8.5m in funding.

Oct 16 2020

Two Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers have been named as one of 39 AMP Tomorrow Makers from across Australia for 2021.

Oct 14 2020

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery