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 seven 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

Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch
HMRI Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch
May 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

This annual lunch raises awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at HMRI.

HMRI Ball
June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 18th June 2017 raising funds for medical research.

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017 will take place 19th to 23rd June.

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball 2017
August 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:30pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Ball to be held on August 19th at Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Latest News & Articles

Apr 19 2017

Researchers have revealed disadvantaged status drives higher smoking among Indigenous pregnant women in Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada.

Apr 10 2017

Innovative Cystic Fibrosis research to be explored

Apr 6 2017

A new research project is aiming to reduce the long term risks of developing type 2 diabetes for mothers who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Apr 4 2017

New study from venom expert Professor Geoff Isbister shows not all marine stings are created equal.