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

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
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

Apr 5 2020

HMRI researcher and ICU nurse, Jessica Stokes-Parish, explains how to wash your hands with soap and water to remove COVID-19 and other germs.

Apr 4 2020

We’re all in this together, and every single person has a role to play in controlling the spread of COVID-19. We’ve asked HMRI affiliated researchers and clinicians for their advice on controlling the spread and how we can all help.

Apr 3 2020

Australia is currently implementing social distancing and public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19. We ask HMRI researchers and clinicians to explain why we need to control the spread of COVID-19.

Apr 2 2020

HMRI Institute Director, Professor Tom Walley, features in the Newcastle Herald with other medical experts discussing how long coronavirus pandemic is likely to last in Australia.