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

Public Seminar - Women’s Reproductive Cancers
Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
Girls just wanna have FUNding
HMRI Ball 2019
Public Seminar - Women’s Reproductive Cancers
April 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at HMRI to hear from cancer research leaders at a our public seminar on women’s gynaecological cancers.

Dr Serene Yoong, Professor Lisa Wood and Professor Jennifer Martin
May 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us at our Researcher Showcase Evening, where you will have the unique opportunity to hear from each of our 2018 Researchers of the Year.

Girls just wanna have FUNding
May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Customs House is teaming up with Hunter Medical Research Institute to raise much needed funds for the Women in Medical Research Fellowships

HMRI Ball 2019
June 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 22nd June 2019 raising funds for medical research.

Latest News & Articles

Mar 25 2019

Professor Josh Davis, an infectious disease physician and researcher, has received an NHMRC Research Excellence Award for clinical health research.

Mar 22 2019

Hunter researchers have been successful in securing more than $2.8million to work toward solutions for some of the nation’s most pressing health challenges.

Mar 14 2019

HMRI researchers have received Cancer Council funding to develop a blood test for identifying aggressive prostate cancers.

Mar 13 2019

Researchers are looking for women aged over 18 years to participate in a study that aims to examine links between blood flow in the brain and menstrual migraine.