Sitting and diabetes

Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.

Future Doctors unprepared

The level of physical activity (PA) training taught across medical schools in Australia is not keeping pace with the growing obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics, potentially leaving many future doctors unprepared to help patients.

Director Reappointed

Renowned biologist Professor Stephen Simpson has been reappointed as Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre for a second five-year term.

Protecting Patients' Voices

University of Sydney and Bond University researchers have called for greater independence and transparency around industry-sponsored patient advocacy groups.

law bolsters public health

A University of Sydney expert is the principal author of a new report which describes the ways good law makes a crucial difference for public health.

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.