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

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
HMRI Open Day 2017
Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
October 3, 2017 - 12:00pm to October 4, 2017 - 11:00am

Be the first to stay at Sydney’s newest and most glamorous hotel whilst raising money for Hunter Medical Research Institute.

HMRI Open Day 2017
October 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a free school holiday event that will open minds to science, health and wellbeing.

Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch
October 27, 2017 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

Come along to the inaugural Sports Concussion Clinic Lunch hosted by Peter Sterling raising funds for concussion research.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 18 2017

Mark Hughes Foundation Fellowship recipient Professor Mike Fay is planning to use PET scan imaging to attack brain tumours from the inside

Sep 14 2017

A pregnancy research team has discovered that stillbirths can be triggered by ageing of the placenta, depriving unborn babies of oxygen and nutrients.

Sep 11 2017

An innovative program in health technology assessment is enabling NSW researchers to evaluate the cost and consequence of healthcare initiatives at the local level.

Sep 6 2017

Australian stroke patients are set to receive the latest and world’s best stroke treatment and care following the launch of new Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management at Parliament House