Annual Oration

The Charles Perkins Centre's Annual Oration, featuring a keynote address by Professor Nicholas A. Christakis, will be held on Friday 16 September 2016 at the CPC Auditorium.

Precision medicine

Thanks to new research in precision medicine, advances that were once only imaginable as science fiction are becoming closer to our health reality.

Eureka Prize

The Charle Perkins Centre's Professor Stephen Simpson has been listed as a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prize.

Meet and move

An award-winning new app will give young people the chance to connect and make new friends while exercising when it is piloted for the first time at the University of Sydney this July.

Closing the gap

The 2016 Closing the Gap report fails to address nutrition despite its crucial importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, argues Professor Stephen Simpson.

Charles Perkins Centre

At the Charles Perkins Centre we are dedicated to easing the global burden of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions through innovative research and teaching. We're finding solutions that will inform and reform the health of the world.


The cause and consequences of these diseases are more complicated than biology alone. That's why we're bringing together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the interconnectedness of our environment, food and health.