Working groups

Healthy Sydney University has four working groups, chaired by health champions and leading researchers in the University community. Our working groups focus on projects that can improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing, now and in the future, for our whole community.

Eat better

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We want to help build an environment where staff, students and visitors have a range of food choices and are supported to make informed decisions about what they eat.

The 'Eat better' group is looking for staff and students to be involved in creating healthy food environments on campus and how we can make our university a role model for other institutions and workplaces.

Key people: Professor Stephen Colagiuri and Associate Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli

Move more, sit less

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Our ‘Move more, sit less’ working group is looking for creative and practical solutions to get our community moving more and sitting less.

We want staff and students to reduce the time spent slouched in chairs at our computers, use the stairs rather than the lift, and enjoy a standing break in lectures and meetings.

We believe physical activity shouldn’t be a chore but an everyday part of our lives.

Key people: Professor Adrian Bauman and Associate Professor Tim Gill

Mental wellbeing

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A university is a place ripe with benefits, opportunities and advantages, but it can also be a trigger for pressure on the mental wellbeing of our students and staff.

The 'mental wellbeing' group work on building an environment that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing for everyone. We are interested in promoting resilient mental health behaviours and new ways in which to support the mental wellbeing of our community.

Key people: Dr Marie Leech


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Healthy Sydney University also works to embed health and wellbeing into the policies and practices of our community, from graduate attributes to design standards for buildings. We want to ensure our changes are sustainable in the long term.

Key people: Professor Ian Caterson