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

HMRI Open Day
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
2015 Breast Cancer Lunch
100 Holes in a Day
HMRI Open Day
October 7, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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

Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
October 22, 2016 - 6:30am to 1:30pm

The annual Newcastle-Dungog Charity Bike Ride begins at 6.30am on Saturday, October 22, when up to 200 cyclists set off from Nobbys Beach. The annual Rotary Club of Newcastle event has previously raised over $45,000 for HMRI research.

2015 Breast Cancer Lunch
October 27, 2016 - 11:30am to 3:00pm

HMRI will host its third annual Breast Cancer Lunch at the Merewether Surfhouse on October 27th.

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.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 29 2016

Three HMRI researchers from the University of Newcastle will receive a Young Tall Poppy science award from the Museum of Applied Arts and Science.

Sep 23 2016

The biggest ever HMRI Open Day on Friday, October 7, will open minds and imaginations to science, health and wellbeing in the Hunter.

Sep 15 2016

The Hunter has been selected as the international clinical test site for a new medical device called the Stroke Finder

Sep 14 2016

Whether you slice and dice like a sous-chef or can barely boil an egg, a new survey is aiming to determine how handy Australian cooks are in the kitchen.