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
Research in the Media
e-Mental Health International Conference
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.

Research in the Media
November 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Promoting your work and raising your profile is becoming increasingly important in a research career. Learn about pitching and positioning your research for the public, and how to work with the media confidently and effectively.

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.

Latest News & Articles

Oct 27 2016

University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded $5,641,494 million in the October 2016 round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding. This funding will help Hunter researchers tackle a range of health-related issues that impact our communities.

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 13 2016

Former gym instructor, busy mother of two teenagers and non-smoker, 53-year-old Leanne Porter has been diagnosed with a degenerative lung disorder known as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Idiopathic means “cause unknown”, which is exceptionally worrying for patients and researchers alike.