We all look forward to a life of good health and wellbeing. However, at some stage in our lives we will be affected by illness whether it strikes ourselves, our families, friends or colleagues.
Fortunately, there are people who have dedicated their careers to improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world. We are lucky to have people just like that living and working in our community.
Established in 1998, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is a unique partnership between Hunter New England Health, the University of Newcastle and the community. It provides a strong voice for health and medical research in our region.
The Hunter Region has had a strong export tradition in industrial products and agriculture. However it is increasingly recognised internationally for its strength in health and medical research, education and training. The establishment of HMRI is a unique opportunity to capitalise on the region’s strategic advantage in health and medical research and biotechnology.
HMRI has several strategic advantages for health and medical research. The population of our region is stable and well characterised, with a mixture of ages, socio-economic status and urban/rural location that makes it a microcosm of Australia and ideal for population based studies. In addition, there is a strong technical, research and education base combined with a tradition of multidisciplinary research.
As a research hub, HMRI is creating an environment that nurtures health and medical research. HMRI provides a focal point for the coordination of research strategy, resources and funding.
Welcome to HMRI. This website is your key to the inspiring world of health and medical research. We hope you enjoy it.
Mr Bob Kennedy
Chair, HMRI Board