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

HMRI Sydney Foundation Event
Public Discussion: Does Dr Know Best?
HMRI Sydney Foundation Event
October 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The HMRI Sydney Foundation is hosting sunset drinks overlooking Sydney Harbour to celebrate 20 years of HMRI.

Public Discussion: Does Dr Know Best?
October 31, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The role of patients in cancer care decisions.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 19 2018

The HCRF announced three new $25,000 project grants for children's research at its annual Awards Night on October 18.

Oct 18 2018

Since 2013, the CFMEU Energy and Mining Division based in Cessnock has donated $100 000 annually to fund Dr Judith Weidenhofer's research into prostate cancer.

Oct 16 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a new report

Oct 15 2018

Two HMRI researchers are among 37 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.