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 six 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

Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride
September 26, 2020 - 6:30am to 5:00pm

The Newcastle to Dungog Charity Bike Ride is brought to you by The Rotary Club of Newcastle Inc. and Dungog Rotary Club, with proceeds supporting HMRI's vital medical research.

Costa Rica Coast2Coast Challenge
March 1, 2021 - 9:00am to March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm

A team of 20 Borne HMRI supporters will embark on a unique, off-the-beaten-track adventure across Costa Rica.

Latest News & Articles

Sep 17 2020

Your questions answered! We sat down with dietitian Dr Kerith Duncanson following our popular Gut Health community seminar and she answered some of the gutsy questions asked by you!

Sep 17 2020

HMRI recently hosted the incredibly popular Gut Health: The Inside Story virtual community seminar. Learn about some real gutsy issues and have your questions answered by our team of gastrointestinal experts.

Sep 7 2020

With unexplained gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms a common and costly burden for many Australians, a new NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence will be launched on Wednesday 9 September, to advance the understanding, identification and treatment of chronic digestive diseases.

Sep 6 2020

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.