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 across the globe. 

HMRI provides vital funding and facilities to fuel research, but the heart and soul of the institute are people – the researchers and support staff; the generous donors and supporters; the committed volunteers; and the patients who participate in trials and ultimately benefit from the research results. 


Register to be a HMRI affiliated researcher

To register your interest in becoming a HMRI affiliate, please complete the survey here.  

If you have any questions regarding registering as an affiliate or about the HMRI services available to affiliates please contact
View HMRI Research Career Stage and Career Disruption Definitions


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

There are a range of benefits available to HMRI affiliates: 

  • HMRI building access, including access to meeting rooms, offices, hot desks and common areas 

  • Networking and collaboration opportunities 

  • Seminars, training, and events 

  • REDCap access 

Additional HMRI affiliate benefits may also include: 

  • Access to labs and the Clinical Research Facility 

  • Access to HMRI's Platforms including Clinical Trials, Health Research Economics, Data Science, Histology and Grant Development 

  • Grant and funding opportunities, including access to HMRI's Philanthropic grants 

  • Leadership and growth opportunities for Early-Career and Mid-Career Researchers 

  • Promotion of your research through social and traditional media via the communications and media team 

  • Assistance with recruiting participants for research studies through the research register and online promotion 

  • Research equipment access 


Who can become an HMRI Affiliate?

  • HMRI Partner Organisation* employees who are also members of HMRI Research Programs are eligible for affiliation and the full range of affiliate benefits. 

  • HMRI Research Program members who are not employed by HMRI Partner Organisations* are eligible for affiliation and some affiliate benefits. 

  • Individuals who form part of the broader HMRI research ecosystem but are not HMRI Partner Organisation* employees or HMRI Research Program members, may still be eligible for affiliation and some affiliate benefits, depending upon their particular circumstances. These individuals may include, but are not limited to: 
    - Conjoints not employed by HMRI Partner Organisations 
    - UON RHD students who are not a HMRI Research Program member 
    - Individuals employed by private health services, clinics and practices who have a connection to the HMRI research ecosystem 

UON undergraduate and honours students are not eligible for affiliation but are warmly invited to apply for affiliation once they become eligible. 

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

If you have any questions regarding registering as an affiliate or about the HMRI services available to Hunter researchers please contact