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

100 Holes in a Day
Awards Night
e-Mental Health International Conference
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research Public Forum 2016
100 Holes in a Day
November 7, 2016 - 6:30am to 6:00pm

100 Holes in a day is the ultimate golf tragic challenge. On Monday, 7 November 2016 at Merewether Golf Club, your challenge is to play 100 holes in a day.

Awards Night
November 10, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) will celebrate Hunter research excellence at the HMRI Awards Night on November 10th.

e-Mental Health International Conference
November 17, 2016 - 9:00am to November 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

The e-Mental Health International Conference's theme is ‘Delivering person-centred care through new technology’ and will provide a forum focusing on applying information and communication technologies in person-centred strategies of mental health care.

Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research Public Forum 2016
November 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR), in partnership with Hunter Medical Research Institure (HMRI) invites you to a free public forum discussing “Multitasking and Decision-Making” by leading researchers.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 21 2016

A $2.26 million national grant has been awarded to HMRI health researchers for a quit-smoking program focused on pregnant Aboriginal women

Oct 19 2016

A Newcastle real estate agency is using its ‘Spring Fling’ auction event on November 6 to help raise funds for HMRI medical research.

Oct 12 2016

Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher has been inducted as a Fellow into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Sep 29 2016

Three HMRI researchers from the University of Newcastle will receive a Young Tall Poppy science award from the Museum of Applied Arts and Science.