What began in 1998 as a bold vision to improve community wellbeing in the Hunter Region of NSW has today evolved into a world-class institute with 1500 medical researchers, students, and support staff striving to prevent, treat and defeat a multitude of serious illnesses. Over 20 years later the health and wellbeing of the community remain at the heart of all we do.

Delivering patient-focused translational research is our major goal, which means seed funding start-up studies, supporting larger-scale research projects whilst fostering a flow of information and innovation back and forth between scientists, clinicians and public health professionals. Attracting top health and medical specialists and collaborating with other leading institutes and industries helps to fast-track the provision of new and better health solutions.

HMRI’s purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of its communities

Research Priorities
HMRI’s research priorities have broad themes which reflect its purpose, unique position as a leading medical research institute located in regional Australia, and its responsibility to Indigenous, regional and rural populations. HMRI focuses on the translation of research for the benefit of human health and addresses: Priority Populations, Healthy Life Course, Healthy Future