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

Brothers, Fathers Sons: Men's Health Community Seminar
Creating a legacy through gifts in wills
HCRF Dine for a Dream 2021
Brothers, Fathers Sons: Men's Health Community Seminar
June 30, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Although the life expectancy of males vs females in Australia has substantially improved over the last 50 years in line with advances in health ser

Creating a legacy through gifts in wills
July 28, 2021 - 7:30am to 9:30am

HMRI invites you to attend a special free event for the legal, financial planning, and accountancy communities.

HCRF Dine for a Dream 2021
August 20, 2021 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation are hosting Dine for a Dream at Noahs on the Beach, Newcastle to raise vital funds for children's research.

Latest News & Articles

Jun 17 2021

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes. 

Jun 8 2021

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR) Medal. 

May 31 2021

2020 HMRI Award for Mid-Career Researcher Tracy Burrows intends to find out

May 31 2021

Women's health and fertility applications make up nearly 10% of all health-related apps on smartphone app stores. But do they actually work?