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

Rotary Ride and Run
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
August 8, 2020 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Degustation to your Door with chef Matt Dillow of Deck Café, Lovedale with dessert experience brought to you by Sabor Dessert Bar supporting Hunter Medical Research Institute

August 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a virtual seminar with leading experts Professor Julie Byles and Professor Kichu Nair who will share how research is helping us live better, healthier lives.

Rotary Ride and Run
September 13, 2020 - 7:30am to 5:00pm

The Rotary Ride & Run Bunk and Back is a mountain bike ride is organised by the Rotary Club of Rutherford Telarah. The 2020 event will support HMRI research into Ovarian Cancer and the HMRI Sports Concussion Clinic.

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

Jul 31 2020

It can be hard to sleep when stressed. Senior Sleep Scientist Dr Gemma Paech offers her advice on sleeping during these uncertain times.

Jul 30 2020

HMRI researcher, and Hunter New England Health ICU registered nurse Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish shows us how to correctly wear a face mask to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Jul 30 2020

The RESHAW study has been selected as a finalist in the NutraIngredients Asia Awards.

Jul 28 2020

Behavioural Scientist Professor Erica James has a family that's been significantly impacted by cancer. This is what drives her work.