Do dogs make people healthier?

The University of Sydney is seeking non-dog owners for a world-first study examining how owning a dog can influence human health.

Writers in residence

Playwright Alana Valentine and writer Mireille Juchau have been announced as the 2017 Charles Perkins Centre Writers in Residence.

Active Space Launch

Presented by the Physical Activity Exercise and Energy Expenditure theme, Charles Perkins Centre in collaboration with the Active Spaces partners.

Caution over mental health apps

This week experts will gather at the University of Sydney to forge a path for unbiased, safe and quality health apps.

Aussie ibis prefer carbs

Given a choice, urban Australian white ibis prefer carbohydrates over their more natural diet, according to new research from the Charles Perkins Centre that could provide insights into why they are moving to the city.

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.