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

ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
HMRI Open Day 2017
August 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Hunter Children's Research Foundation are hosting Dine for a Dream at Marina Views Function Centre raising vital funds for medical research.

ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
August 26, 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

HMRI are privileged to be one of the benefiting charities at Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
September 9, 2017 - 6:30am to 12:30pm

The annual Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike ride is on again this year, taking place on Saturday the 9th of September.

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.

Latest News & Articles

Aug 21 2017

A review article has found that coeliac disease cases are being overlooked by GPs and remain undiagnosed worldwide

Aug 21 2017

Researchers are calling for better resources to aid all Australians to quit smoking, with particular focus on population subgroups at greater risk.

Aug 18 2017

Respiratory researchers are turning to nuclear medicine for a more advanced approach to phenotyping asthma and COPD

Aug 17 2017

The work of molecular nutrition researcher Dr Emma Beckett has been recognised in the 2017 NSW Young Tall Poppy awards