Professor Ian Caterson is the Foundation Director of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise and a Director of the Physical Activity Nutrition and Obesity Research Group at the University of Sydney. He is also the Boden Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney and has held that position since 1997.
Professor Caterson is currently undertaking research in three streams: working closely with Professor Len Storlien, he’s researching the broad aspects of obesity; in basic gut science he is working with Associate Professor Andrew Holmes to research the role gut micro flora has on food breakdown and its implications on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Finally, in the area of clinical intervention he’s working on studies that look at the preventive aspects of obesity and broadly chronic diseases as well as better ways of managing obesity.
Professor Caterson’s seminal breakthroughs have aided government and key stakeholders to recognise obesity as a genuine problem in the Australian population. His research feeds into a broader context challenging the status quo of clinical care for chronic diseases.
Ian Caterson on the new Centre
“As a clinical research facility the Charles Perkins Centre is a gem, it is a great opportunity that we must grab with both hands and make work.
"The Centre will make possible a range of interventions and facilitate a greater number of exciting studies into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease that was previously limited due to researcher’s accessibility to key infrastructure and proximity to other researchers.
“By engaging a multidisciplinary platform, disparate disciplines can work together with greater ease and do research much more efficiently.”