Several themes run as threads throughout all four domains.
These themes include:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- complex systems and sustainability
- physical activity, exercise and energy expenditure
- politics, governance and ethics of health.
Themes offer a means of tying together the entire research network within the Charles Perkins Centre and linking beyond to research on cancer and immunity through the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse at RPA and Centenary Institute, infectious disease (Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity), mental health (Brain and Mind Research Institute), sleep at the The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, the food production system and environmental sustainability.