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 Ball
Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
ASX Thomson Reuters Race Day
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.

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017
June 19, 2017 - 9:00am to June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie Week 2017 will take place 19th to 23rd June.

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

ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation in conjunction with the Australian Turf Club are organising Australia’s largest Charity Horse Racing Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on 26th August 2017 and Hunter Medical Research Institute are privileged to be one of the benefiting charities.

Latest News & Articles

Nov 10 2016

Population health trailblazer Professor John Wiggers has been named the Hunter’s top researcher for 2016 at the annual HMRI Awards Night, capping a highly successful evening in which $3.6 million in philanthropic support was announced or acknowledged.

Nov 10 2016

The Hunter Children’s Research Foundation has provided funding for a further three project grants to improve children's health.

Nov 4 2016

HMRI-affiliated researchers have shared in over $5.7 million worth of Australian Research Council grants for research projects commencing in 2017.

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.