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

Nov 26 2020

Researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle are looking to recruit teenagers for an Australian first, two nation study, into what food marketing teenagers are exposed to on their social media.

Nov 26 2020

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

Nov 13 2020

Medical researchers from around Australia, along with people impacted by brain cancer, will benefit from the research grants announced by t

Nov 13 2020

Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.