Our mission

Ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease

The leading causes of death and reduced quality of life

New hub

State-of-the-art research and education facility

Supporting collaboration and new ways of thinking

Inspiring our students

The next generation of researchers

New ways of thinking

Our leadership

Outstanding academics and practitioners

Within the University and beyond

Charles Perkins Centre

Obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of death, disability and reduced quality of life in Australia, and have become epidemics of global proportions.

The Charles Perkins Centre aims to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by translating the work of the University of Sydney into real-world solutions.

We are bringing together outstanding academics and practitioners from within the University and beyond to:

  • collaborate and forge innovative research partnerships
  • develop research programs that do not just add incrementally to the knowledge base, but generate major shifts in our understanding
  • translate our knowledge into practical solutions for individuals, communities and nations
  • work hand in hand with communities, governments and the private sector
  • develop cross-disciplinary teaching programs
  • inspire, train and mentor the next generation of researchers and practitioners.

At the heart of the Charles Perkins Centre is a $385 million research and education hub.