Our research strategy

Our research strategy is underpinned by a multidisciplinary and whole-of-life approach, from preconception to ageing.

Instead of looking for a silver bullet solution, the centre looks for solutions at the junctions between disciplines – clinicians, nutritionists and health scientists work with philosophers, educators, marketers, agriculturalists, architects, economists and many others.

Research domains

We provide an environment in which new research collaborations and opportunities can emerge through a strategic focus on four key research domains:

  • Populations
  • Biology
  • Society and environment
  • Solutions

Research themes

Several research themes run as threads through these domains and include:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity, exercise and energy expenditure
  • Sleep
  • Complex systems and modelling
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Politics, governance and ethics

Project nodes

We address all of these themes through a dynamic network of interlinking research project nodes.

Project nodes are multidisciplinary initiatives that address identified major gaps in our understanding of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other related conditions, and their societal consequences. These project nodes provide a rich tapestry of linkages and collaborations, enabling an environment of genuine discovery.