Meet and move

An award-winning new app will give young people the chance to connect and make new friends while exercising when it is piloted for the first time at the University of Sydney this July.

Artificial sweeteners and appetite

New research sheds light on artificial sweeteners' impact on the brain.

Help at Hand

Researchers from the University of Sydney have developed a portable and easy-to-use method to help people estimate portion size using only their hands.

Confluence of Causes

Join the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Charles Perkins Centre for a memorable evening with some of the world's leading health ambassadors, scientists and researchers, featuring Dr David Katz.

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.

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.