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

March 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation are once again running a charity auction where HMRI can benefit from the ticket sales!

Latest News & Articles

Dec 12 2018

Researchers from HMRI have received more than $12.4 million in federal funds to support 14 projects.

Dec 11 2018

Respiratory researchers are investigating how yoga and mindfulness classes can improve the quality of life for people with severe asthma.

Dec 6 2018

A new decision-making tool is being developed to give patients more personalised rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery.

Dec 4 2018

The NSW Government will invest $2.4 million in a State-wide rollout of the DADEE girls empowerment program.