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

Non-Eosinophilic Asthma - Common But Poorly Understood
Online Seminar - Coalworkers Pneumoconiosis
Lars Lindholm Presentation
HMRI Ball
Non-Eosinophilic Asthma - Common But Poorly Understood
February 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma is hosting Associate Professor Celeste Porsbjerg (Bispebjerg Hospital and University of Copenhagen), for a webinar on Non-Eosinophilic Asthma – Common But Poorly Understood. This presentation will be a public lecture and also available live and online.

Online Seminar - Coalworkers Pneumoconiosis
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Coalworkers Pneumoconiosis – An Inhalation Lung Disease” by Dr. Jennifer Perret is a webinar hosted by the NHMRC Centre for Air Quality and Health Research and Evaluation.

Lars Lindholm Presentation
February 17, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Should we only count randomized controlled trials for clinical Practice guidelines?

HMRI Ball
June 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Hunter Medical Research Institute annual ball will be held 18th June 2017 raising funds for medical research.

Latest News & Articles

Jan 16 2017

The problem with using willpower as the key strategy to resist temptation is that your head has to keep saying “NO” to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.

Jan 11 2017

In the final days of her battle with an incurable brain tumour, a Singleton mother has courageously decided to donate her entire brain to the Hunter Brain Cancer Biobank.

Dec 20 2016

The newly launched Hunter Stroke Research Volunteer Register will give stroke survivors easier access to new clinical trials.

Dec 15 2016

Cardiovascular risk factors can significantly impact cognitive function in older adults, a new study shows.