Family Obesity Service

Charles Perkins Centre has partnered with Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight.

Ageing Conference

Scientists from Australia and the world will gather to examine the latest research into ageing, at the second Australian Biology of Ageing Conference in Sydney.

late-life diets

Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre are seeking older Australians for a new meal delivery trial to test how simple dietary changes can impact late-life health.

Gut feeling

New research into the human gut and its trillions of inhabitants could undo some of the confusion around healthy eating and address a surprising range of the modern world’s most difficult medical conditions.

The Secret life of dolphins

A research team, including experts from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, have conducted a world-first study testing new underwater cameras on wild dolphins.

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.