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.

Sugar Tax Debate

Professor Stephen Colagiuri AO from the Boden Institute at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre claims a ‘sugar tax’ should be a key strategy to help individuals moderate their sugary beverage intake.

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.

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.