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

Stroke researcher Sarah Valkenborghs with Margaret
Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch 2018
Horse Racing
HMRI Open Day 2018
Stroke researcher Sarah Valkenborghs with Margaret
May 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 7:30pm

Spotlight on Stroke is a free community event on 2 May 2018, that is part of the HMRI Public Seminar Series. 

Oxfords Against Ovarian Cancer Ladies Lunch 2018
May 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Annual lunch raising awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research at HMRI.

Horse Racing
August 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Join us for Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 25th August 2018.

HMRI Open Day 2018
October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

HMRI Open Day is a fun-filled and educational free school holiday event for the whole family!

Latest News & Articles

Apr 17 2018

Researchers are seeking volunteers to assess a telehealth intervention aimed at improving eating behaviours in people who have addictive eating behaviours.

Apr 12 2018

Hunter researchers have been awarded more than $600,000 in NHMRC funding to support three Fellowships and a Postgraduate Scholarship aimed at improving health outcomes.

Apr 4 2018

Unravelling the mysteries behind undiagnosed intellectual disabilities in children might be a step closer thanks to a first-of-its-kind web platform launched today at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

Mar 29 2018

Professor Jodie Simpson has been named a Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) in recognition of her pioneering expertise and experience in respiratory research.