The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a medical research institute based in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Internationally-recognised translational 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.

What are the benefits of becoming an affiliated researcher with HMRI?

There are many benefits to becoming an affiliated researcher with HMRI, including:

  • Grant and funding opportunities
  • Seminars, events and training
  • Promotion of your work and profile through the communications and media team
  • Research equipment and facilities including clinical trials centre, histology facility and washup & autoclave
  • HMRI building, including access to meeting rooms, hot desks and common areas
  • Assistance with recruiting participants for research studies through the research register and online promotion
  • Networking and collaborations opportunities
  • Leadership and growth opportunities through Ignite
  • Research design and analysis services, including health research economics, clinical research design and statistics (including REDCap) and bioinformatics & special applications
  • IT support services
  • Access to HMRI Connect - the HMRI intranet used to share news and information about funding, events, seminars, building updates and research support services (FES).

Who can become an HMRI Affiliated Researcher?

Affiliation is open to employees or contractors of an HMRI Partner organisation*, active in health and medical research or who would like to develop their health and medical research capability. Affiliation is also open to RHD (PhD and Masters) students, conjoint appointments and visiting academics to The University of Newcastle, subject to other criteria.

To register your interest in becoming a HMRI affiliate, please complete the form below. We will then assess your application and if eligible send you a comprehensive survey to complete your application.

* The University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and The Calvary Mater Newcastle

If you receive emails from HMRI you are already registered as an affiliate and there is no need to register again.

If you have any questions regarding registering as an affiliated researcher or about the HMRI services available to Hunter researchers please contact the Grants Management & Strategic Projects team listed below. 

HMRI Services for Affiliated Researchers

HMRI offers a range of services and resources to affiliated researchers. The services described here are only available to registered HMRI affiliated researchers. 

Grants Management & Strategic Projects

Sally Gordon

Sally Gordon

Research Services & Projects Officer
Emma Konik

Emma Konik

Research Services & Projects Leader
Sally Robertson

Sally Robertson

Project Officer / Management Accountant
*Indicates a compulsory field