Closing the gap

The 2016 Closing the Gap report fails to address nutrition despite its crucial importance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, argues Professor Stephen Simpson.

Childhood obesity

A world-first research centre exclusively focused on tackling the childhood obesity epidemic will launch this week at the Charles Perkins Centre.

Fitbits and rehabilitation

New research from the Charles Perkins Centre has found that activity devices help monitor physical activity levels of cardiac patients.

NEW MASTERS COURSE

The first Charles Perkins Centre course,
Master of Health Technology Innovation, brings
disciplines together to recognise the changing
healthcare landscape

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.