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

The Arts: Engaging with Disability
Public Lecture - We Breathe What We Eat
HMRI Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
The Arts: Engaging with Disability
June 8, 2017 - 9:00am to June 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

A three day event running from Thursday 8th June - Saturday 10th June aimed at connecting people with disability, mental health issues and their carers with Arts-based organisations and activities.

Public Lecture - We Breathe What We Eat
June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Professor Lisa Wood discusses her research which focuses on investigating nutritional approaches to managing respiratory disease.

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

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 17th 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.

Latest News & Articles

May 25 2017

Scientists in Newcastle have identified a protein that allows endometrial cancer cells to spread from the uterus to adjoining organs

May 25 2017

The changes announced today by NHMRC are a welcome and necessary step in the right direction to upgrade and modernise our health and medical research funding schemes.

May 24 2017

Hunter researcher Dr Craig Gedye has helped to map an atlas of the tumour microenvironment to better understand how the immune system is involved.

May 23 2017

A drug compound being developed at HMRI to combat the common cold virus has secured a multimillion dollar commercialisation boost