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The Charles Perkins Centre in the news

We are regularly engaged in wider public discussion around diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and other related conditions.

2018

  • The Australian published an article co-authored by Professor Shaun Jackson from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School about the urgent action required to stave off an obesity and diabetes epidemic.
  • Women’s Health & Fitness mentioned research by Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health that found strength training is as vital as aerobic exercise in reducing the risk of premature death.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Louise Baur from the School of Public Health, Children's Hospital Westmead and the Charles Perkins Centre about new research that found obesity was “socially contagious”. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • ABC Online and ABC Radio Sydney mentioned research by Professor Jennie Brand-Miller from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre into Australian sugar consumption and obesity, as well as the work of the Glycemic Index Foundation, while discussing the sugar tax. ABC Radio Perth also mentioned the research. An opinion article in the Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Brand-Miller about sugar consumption in Australian diets and obesity. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • IFL Science quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the science of hangry. Nine.com.au also quoted Associate Professor Salis about people’s inability to recognise their own weight.
  • Radio National Health Report interviewed Professor Louise Baur, Associate Dean and Head of the Westmead Clinical School, Professor of Child & Adolescent Health, Professor at the Sydney School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre about how to address obesity. ABC Radio National also interviewed Professor Baur about obesity in school children and what can be done to lower the rate of childhood obesity.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Ollie Jay, Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science and Charles Perkins Centre, about extreme heat in sport and why using a fixed temperature cut-off isn’t the simple and easy solution many believe it is. ABC Online re-published the article. Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, 2UE Talking Lifestyle, 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 2SER FM, 2UE Talking Lifestyle, ABC Radio (NewsRadio, Melbourne), 2UE Talking Lifestyle and 4BC Brisbane also interviewed Associate Professor Jay.
  • 2GB Radio interviewed Dr Andrew Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Psychology from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre about Facebook making changes to their news feed algorithm which will allow people to see more posts from family and friends. 2UE Talking Lifestyle also interviewed Dr Campbell about the impact of social media on the mental health of young people.
  • Chanel 7 (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide) interviewed Dr Nick Fuller from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about a low GI sugar called nucane. Dr Fuller was also interviewed about eating carbohydrates to lose weight by Chanel 9’s Today, and about the potential for a sugar tax to be introduced into Australia by 2GB Sydney.
  • In an article about a tax on sugary drinks, the Sun Herald published a table depicting kilocalories sold per capita per day from sugar-sweetened beverages, and credited Dr Anne Marie Thow from the Charles Perkins Centre.
  • PhD candidate Alice Fabbri from the Charles Perkins Centre is quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about how sponsorship from pharmaceutical companies of educational activities for doctors has impacted upon the types of drugs they prescribe to patients. The story was syndicated widely across Fairfax outlets.
  • Vogue.com.au published a review of Qantas’ new Dreamliner plane, and outlined changes made to the aircraft and flying experience as a result of the airline’s research partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre.
  • Professor Timothy Gill from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in The Guardian about the Australian Medical Association’s push for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages.
  • The Australian quoted Ilan Dar-Nimrod from the School of Psychology and the Charles Perkins Centre about concerns the discovery of a gene related to sexual preference may inadvertently lead to more homophobia.
  • The Wire interviewed Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre about her research that found the Federal Government’s income management during the Northern Territory Emergency Response had a short-term negative impact on children’s birth weights and school attendance rates.
  • ABC’s 7.30 interviewed Dr Barbara Mintzes from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about the influence of pharmaceutical companies over doctors to promote their products, in relation to a contraceptive device with reportedly serious side-effects. ABC Online quoted Dr Mintzes about Australian abortion statistics. The Star (Canada) and Metro News (Canada) also quoted Dr Mintzes about a popular morning sickness drug that has been found to be ineffective. ABC Radio National also interviewed Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about pharmaceutical company influence.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clarke about the launch of the University’s new Planetary Health Platform, a multidisciplinary initiative – that includes the Charles Perkins Centre – that will build knowledge and capacity for the transformation to a sustainable world. Sydney Morning Herald also reported on the launch.
  • West Australian reported on a study that involved the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre that analysed the University of Sydney Union’s Facebook page and found high levels of promotion of unhealthy foods and alcohol, which could contribute to students’ poor diets and lifestyles.
  • AdNews and Marketing Magazine reported the Food Governance Node at the Charles Perkins Centre is among a group of health groups calling for a touring Coco-Cola truck to cease.
  • CAAMA Radio, 2MCE Orange and Koori Mail interviewed Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer from the School of Economics and Charles Perkins Centre about her research that found the Federal Government’s income management or welfare restriction policy, which rolled out during the Northern Territory Emergency Response, had a short-term negative impact on children’s birth weights and school attendance rates.  
  • Daily Telegraph reported on the partnership between the University’s Charles Perkins Centre and Qantas to research ways to combat jet lag, quoting Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre. Fairfax’s Traveller also mentioned the partnership while reviewing the Qantas 787 Dreamliner route from Melbourne to Los Angeles. The review was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Crikey quoted Associate Professor Kirsten Black, Joint Head of Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology and Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about an ABC 7.30 report into the safety of long term reversible contraceptives. ABC Radio National also interviewed Professor Bero about Champix, a drug used to treat nicotine addiction.
  • Dr Louise Baur from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney School of Public Health was interviewed by Channel 10’s the Project and Channel 7 News about NSW Health advice to refer to patients as 'above the healthy weight', rather than obese.
  • Findings by Professor Edward Holmes from the Faculty of Science, Sydney Medical School, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Charles Perkins Centre – which detected hepatitis B in a 500 year-old child mummy buried in Italy was reported on in The New York Times (US), CBC (Canada)Star Tribune (US), Qatar Tribune and across numerous international media outlets.
  • The Age and Stuff quoted Dr Kieron Rooney, Senior Lecturer from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre, in an article about what sugar does to the brain. Fairfax’s Executive Style also quoted Dr Rooney about cutting down on sugar consumption. The story was syndicated by Fairfax Media.
  • Senior Au quoted Associate Professor Ollie Jay, Senior Lecturer Exercise and Sport Science from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre on ways to stay cool in the heat. Daily Telegraph also quoted Associate Professor Jay about how people’s bodies adapt to living in hot places. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald reported on research into the science of ageing, and interviewed Academic Director Professor Stephen Simpson about the Charles Perkins Centre’s work examining the impact of a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet. The story was syndicated across Fairfax Media and discussed on 2GB Sydney.
  • 2GB, SBS Online and ABC Radio (Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane) interviewed Dr Nick Fuller from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about evidence-based weight loss techniques and his new book on the subject.
  • The Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Adrian Bauman from the Charles Perkins Centre about exercise apps. The story was syndicated across News Corp outlets.
  • Nine.com.au and Daily Liberal reviewed Qantas’ first Dreamliner flight, and mentioned the Charles Perkins Centre was working with the airline to better understand and mitigate the effects of long-haul flying. The partnership was also mentioned in an interview with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines CEO Pieter Elbers, published on Yahoo! (Singapore), MSN (UK) and Business Insider (India and UK).
  • Choice quoted Professor Jennie Brand Miller from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Environmental and Life Sciences on the safety of the ketogenic diet.
  • University of Sydney research on sugar, as well as the impact of industry funding for studies on artificial sweeteners, were referenced in an article on MSN New Zealand.

2017

  • Sunday Age and Sunday Telegraph mentioned Qantas’s partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre to develop a new, more holistic approach to long-haul travel. The articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media and News Corp Australia respectively. Globe and Mail also reported on the clinical trial being developed to measure how long-distance flying affects passengers’ health.
  • news.com.au article about how light therapy helped the Socceroos beat jet lag mentioned Qantas and the Charles Perkins Centre are investigating how to use light therapy on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • The Sunday Telegraph quoted Qantas creative director of food, beverage and service, Neil Perry, who mentioned their partnership with the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.
  • Herald Sun and Courier Mail reported on new research from Dr Louise Hardy in the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre that looked at the impact of consuming sugar-sweetened drinks on oral health. The Herald Sun article was syndicated online across Adelaide Advertiser, Daily Telegraph, Hobart Mercury, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, Cairns Post and Townsville Bulletin. An AAP article syndicated across The West AustralianYahoo! New Zealand, GWN7, Yahoo! News, Prime7, SBS Online and Perth Now also reported on the research. Dr Hardy was also quoted in Daily TelegraphAdelaide AdvertiserMamamia, 2MCE Orange and 6PR Perth. The article was syndicated across News Corp publications.
  • The Sunday Telegraph quoted Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, about obesity and associated health risks specific to the 18 to 35 year-old age group in Australia. The article was syndicated widely across News Corp mastheads including the Sunday Mail Adelaide.
  • Nine News (Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin) and NBN News (Lismore, Mackay, Central Coast, Newcastle Hunter, North Queensland, Gold Coast, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Illawarra) reported the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre in collaboration with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is recruiting for a landmark study that focuses on the early stages of pregnancy. Project Leader Dr Adrienne Gordon was interviewed about the Baby1000 project. TheSydney Morning Herald and Sunday Herald Sun also published features about the project, which will assess the effects of diet, weight, stress and smoking on the first 1000 days of a child’s conception.
  • The Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times reported the Charles Perkins Centre in collaboration with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is recruiting for the Baby1000 project, a landmark study that focuses on the early stages of pregnancy. Project Leader Dr Adrienne Gordon was quoted about the project. ABC Radio Sydney, WSFM and 2SM Sydney also interviewed Dr Gordon about the study. Geelong AdvertiserTownsville BulletinBorder Mail, Daily Advertiser,Gold Coast BulletinNewcastle Herald and Northern Daily Leader also reported on the study. Online coverage included Daily Mail Australia, news.com.au (syndicated across News Corp Australia)Sydney Morning Herald(syndicated across Fairfax Media online)New Daily9News and other regional news sites. Dr Gordon was also interviewed by Ten News (Sydney)7 News (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane) and Southern Cross Hobart on the importance of women preparing for pregnancy by eating well beforehand.
  • Channel 9 News (Sydney, Brisbane), TEN Eyewitness News (Sydney) interviewed the CEO of Qantas Alan Joyce about the company’s partnership with the University’s Charles Perkins Centre to investigate a variety of research projects including the optimal cabin lighting and temperature for passengers’ health.
  • In interviews with Sky NewsWeekend West and Ifeng (China) Mr Joyce also mentioned the airline’s partnership with the University’s Charles Perkins Centre.
  • A review of Qantas’ new 787-9 Dreamliner in Fairfax Media’s Traveller also mentioned the partnership.
  • Seven’s Sunrise interviewed Professor Steven Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, about the Centre’s partnership with Qantas to study sleep and health on long-haul flights. Business Insider also mentioned the partnership in a review of Qantas’ new Dreamliner plane.
  • The AustralianDaily TelegraphCourier MailCairns PostWest AustralianVogueSky NewsLifehacker, Channel 9’s News (Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth) and Today program, TEN Eyewitness News (Melbourne) and ABC Radio (Sydney) reported Qantas will unveil a new route to the US from Brisbane that uses Boeing’s Dreamliner. The coverage mentioned Qantas has a partnership with the University’s Charles Perkins Centre to discover solutions to health and wellbeing issues associated with long-haul flights. Articles from AAP and News Corp were syndicated widely across online publications.
  • Reviews of Qantas’ new 787-9 Dreamliner in the Australian Financial Review and News Corp’s Escape mentioned the airline’s partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre to discover solutions to health and wellbeing issues associated with long-haul flights. The New Zealand Herald also reported on the partnership.
  • News Corp Australia’s Escape and Fairfax’s Traveller mentioned Qantas’s partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre to develop a new, more holistic approach to long-haul travel.
  • ABC’s Catalyst interviewed Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Associate Professor Andrew Holmes from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences about gut bacteria and how it impacts our health.
  • ABC’s Catalyst interviewed Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, and Associate Professor Andrew Holmes from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences about gut bacteria and how it impacts our health. The episode was part two of a three part special.
  • Twin research was also featured in ABC TV’s Catalyst, with contributions from Twin Research Australia and Twin Research node leader Susan Carrick.
  • Sydney Morning Herald reported on new research from Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre about strength training reducing the risk of premature death. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. Associate Professor Stamatakis also published an article in The Conversation about the research.
  • 6PR Perth, ABC Radio (Perth, Newcastle) also interviewed Associate Professor Stamatakis about the research, and there was widespread coverage including by ABC OnlineThe AustralianDaily Mail AustraliaYahoo! 7, The New DailyHuffPost AustraliaStuff.co.nzYahoo! New ZealandShepparton News, Courier MailGold Coast BulletinSBS Viceland, 3AW Melbourne, Sunraysia DailyThe Indian ExpressIndia TodayMen’s Health,Men’s Fitness and ABC Far North.
  • Metro (US) and Steemit (US) quoted Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health about research that found strength training is as vital as aerobic exercise in reducing the risk of premature death.
  • News Corp Australia’s Escape and Fairfax’s Traveller mentioned Qantas’s partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre to develop a new, more holistic approach to long-haul travel.
  • 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, SEN Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, 5AA Adelaide, Curtin FM, HO FM Hobart  andMixx FM Horsham interviewed Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli from the Charles Perkins Centre and the Faculty of Science about whether diet will overtake cigarettes as the number one modifiable cause of disease and death in Australia.SBS Online and Herald Sun also reported on the story. The Herald Sun article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • ABC News TV, ABC Radio (AM, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane) and ABC Online interviewed Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about new figures that reveal drug companies are paying health professionals to attend conferences and do consultancy work.
  • Dr Louise Hardy from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School was quoted in the Daily Telegraph andTownsville Bulletin about a new study that found 99 percent of Australian children fail to meet common health guidelines.
  • Professor Stephen Colagiuri from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in the Sunday Age and Sun Herald about a new survey that found 92 percent of Australians consider obesity to be a serious public health problem and almost 90 percent support government intervention.
  • 2UE Sydney, Unocero (Mexico), Clarin (Argentina), Digital Trends (US), International Business Times(Indonesia), Detik Health (Indonesia), Xataka (Spain), Sina (China), Eastday (China) and 인사이트 (Korea)interviewed Professor Anthony Weiss from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science about a new ‘squirtable’ quick-sealing surgical glue technology that he developed with a team of international researchers. Healthline (India) also reported on the research
  • 2GB Sydney, 5AA Adelaide and ABC Riverina interviewed Dr Nick Fuller from the Charles Perkins Centre about World Obesity Day and his research into interval weight loss. Dr Fuller was also interviewed on Channel 7 News (Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth) about preventing type two diabetes by altering diet. He was also interviewed by Who Weekly, Studio 10, ABC Radio Sydney and 2HD Newcastle about his new book Interval Weight Loss.
  • 2UE Sydney interviewed Professor Stephen Colagiuri from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about Australians being in denial of how obese they are.
  • Dr Louise Hardy from the School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC) based in the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed on ABC North Queensland about a recent health survey of children aged five to 16 in NSW, which found that many fail to meet health and nutrition guidelines. 
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Dr Louise Hardy from the School of Public Health about research that looked at six health behaviours children should follow to reduce their risk of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli from the Charles Perkins Centre and the Faculty of Science about how much water people should drink per day.
  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Edward Holmes from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre has been awarded a NSW Premier’s Award in Science and Engineering for Biological Sciences.
  • Toowoomba Chronicle and Express (UK) mentioned research from Professor Edward Holmes from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre while reporting on an outbreak of the plague across south-east Africa. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s regional newspapers
  • ABC TV (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra), ABC Radio (Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Darwin) interviewed Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about new figures that reveal drug companies are paying health professionals to attend conferences and do consultancy work. Channel 10’s Studio 10, ABC Radio (Sydney, Gold Coast, Northern Territory), ABC North and West SA and News.com.au also reported on the figures.
  • The Australian quoted Dr Sun Bin from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School and Professor Nicholas Glozier from the Brain and Mind Centre about their study that found quality of sleep is more important than duration.
  • 2SER interviewed Associate Professor Michael Skilton from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the importance of breakfast.
  • Reader’s Digest (US) quoted Associate Professor Greg Neely from the Faculty of Science and the Charles Perkins Centre about the detrimental impact of artificial sweeteners on weight loss.
  • ABC (North Queensland, Western Queensland) interviewed Dr Ollie Jay from the Faculty of Health Sciences about heat policies in place at the Rugby League World Cup.
  • ABC News TV interviewed Dr Becky Freeman from the School of Public Health about the growing concern around the safety of e-cigarettes.
  • SBS Online quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about research that looked at the impact of eating late at night.
  • Washington Post (US) interviewed Professor Stephen Simpson, academic director of the Charles Perkins Centre, about the University of Sydney’s collaboration with Qantas researching health and wellbeing on long haul flights. Business Insider quoted Professor Simpson about how to best manage jet lag. Yahoo! News (US) quoted Professor Simpson about the impact jet lag can have on your body. The New Zealand Herald also mentioned the Charles Perkins Centre’s research into health and wellbeing on long haul flights.
  • 3AW Melbourne, ABC News TV, Seven (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne), Prime 7 (Newcastle, Canberra Gippsland), SBS World News TV, Southern Cross Tasmania, ABC News TV, ABC Radio (Sydney, NewsRadio), 6PR Perth, Channel 10’s The Project, 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane and ABC Newcastle and Radio Adelaide interviewed Professor Anthony Weiss from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science about a new ‘squirtable’ quick-sealing surgical glue technology that he developed with a team of international researchers. New York Post (US), NY Daily News (US), Computer Hoy (Spain), Uproxx (US), Huffington Post (UK), CTV News(Canada), Inquisitir News (US), Futurism (US), New Atlas (Canada) and an AAP article syndicated across News Corp Australia online, SBS Online, Australian Financial Review, The New Daily, Illawarra Mercury, Sunraysia Daily and Burnie Advocate also reported on the research. Gizmodo (US), Taringa (Argentina), Engadget (US),Spiegel Online (Germany), Indian ExpressTecMundo (Brazil), IFL Science (Canada), 自由時報電子報(Taiwan), РИА Новости (Russia) and Yahoo! News (UK) were among other international media outlets to report on the research.
  • ABC Radio National and ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre about her research which found more than a quarter of research papers may distort or overhype their findings. ABC’s The Drum, The AustralianCampus Morning MailSeniorAu, Campus Review and CBC Radio (Canada) also reported on the research.
  • ABC Radio Sydney mentioned research from Professor Lisa Bero from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about unconscious bias in scientific papers.
  • Professor Ian Caterson from the Boden Institute and School of Life and Environmental Sciences was interviewed on ABC Radio National about Medicare figures that reveal an increase in weight loss surgery.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre about whether making fitness activities more fun would encourage Australians to meet minimum physical activity guidelines. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC NewsRadio, ABC Radio Darwin and 2UE Sydney interviewed Dr Nick Fuller from the Charles Perkins Centre about dieting.
  • Business Insider (US) quoted Dr Barbara Mintzes from the Faculty of Pharmacy on how patients can be better informed on the efficacy of different treatment options.
  • ABC (Radio NationalWestern Queensland, Far North Queensland, North West Queensland) interviewed Dr Barbara Mintzes from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre about her research into pharmaceutical sponsorship of medical professional events.
  • ABC News TV and ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr Sarah Maguire from the Boden Institute about the Federal Government’s pledge to give nearly $3m for greater support and treatment for people with eating disorders.
  • Australian Financial Review mentioned research from the University that looked at how industry funding into the efficacy of artificial sweeteners impacts results.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Quinn Grundy from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about new research that found smartphone apps could be an effective treatment option for people with mild to moderate depression.
  • The Conversation published an article about whether binge-watching television increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. It was co-authored by Dr Melody Ding, Dr Josephine Chau and Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre.
  • Travel + Leisure (US) quoted the Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, Professor Stephen Simpson, about the University’s partnership with Qantas for research air travel health and wellbeing.
  • The Australian Financial Review reported on two new full-time MBAs offered by the Business School which feature close collaboration with the Charles Perkins Centre. Director of the MBA, Professor Guy Ford, was quoted.
  • An Australian Financial Review article, which was syndicated in Fairfax Media outlets including the Sydney Morning Herald, about Qantas’ plans for non-stop flights between Sydney and London mentioned the company has a research partnership with the University’s Charles Perkins Centre, which will investigate ways to reduce jetlag. Business Insider(US) also reported on the partnership.
  • Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, was quoted in Business Insider (US),Weekend Australian, Australian AviationYahoo!7Time (US), and MSN (UK)  about the bioscience of jetlag and other research areas the Centre will pursue in a partnership with Qantas.
  • ABC Catalyst interviewed Professor Stuart Grieve from Sydney Medical School and the Charles Perkins Centre, and Professor David Winlaw, and Professor Carmine Gentile from Sydney Medical School about cardiac health. Other researchers from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering were also featured in footage.
  • Dr Nick Fuller from the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed by Channel 7’s Today Tonight, Channel 7 Adelaide,Channel 9 (Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth), SBS World News and 2GB Sydney about his new book Interval Weight Loss.
  • Dr Nick Fuller from the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in the Sunday Herald Sun about weight loss in response to claims from chef Pete Evans that three meals a day is too many. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.
  • He was also quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald about the book, in articles that were syndicated across Fairfax media.
  • Dr Josephine Chau from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in The Australian about her research that tracked the decreasing level of physical activity in Australian adults since 1989.
  • Australian Jewish News mentioned Professor Tony Weiss from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre was one of three Australian academics collaborating with Technion, a public research university in Israel.
  • The Australian Financial Review mentioned Professor Joerg Eberhard had recently been appointed Chair of Life Span Oral Health in the Faculty of Dentistry and Charles Perkins Centre, following a dontation by Pacific Smiles Dental co-founder Dr Alex Abrahams. 
  • Vix (Argentina) quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the science on hangry.
  • Manly Daily interviewed Dr Camilla Hoyos from the Charles Perkins Centre and the Brain and Mind Centre about her research into the links between dementia and diet.
  • Dr Nick Fuller from the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed on Channel 7 (Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth), WSFM Sydney and Southern Cross TV about a do-it-yourself blood test making it easier to detect type-2 diabetes and to screen blood sugar levels at home. HuffPost Australia also quoted Dr Fuller in an article on the initiative.
  • Dr Josephine Chau from the School of Public Health and the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about her research that found physical activity levels of Australians have not risen since 1989. The article was syndicated across Fairfax. ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr Josephine Chau from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre about her research that found Australian adults are not engaging in enough exercise.
  • SBS News and Nine.com.au quoted Associate Professor Greg Neely from the School of Life and Environmental Science and Charles Perkins Centre about his research that found using artificial sweeteners combined with a low-carb diet can increase food consumption. The West Australian also reported on the research.
  • The Saturday Paper mentioned University of Sydney research that revealed the extent of drug company-funded education events for health professionals in Australia.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Louise Baur from the School of Public Health and the Children's Hospital Westmead about how to address obesity in children.
  • Women’s Health quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School in an article about emotional reactions to low blood glucose levels.
  • Mt Druitt St Marys Standard quoted Professor Adrian Bauman from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre about the health effects of sedentary lifestyles.
  • Local News Corp newspapers in Melbourne quoted Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre and the School of Public Health about his research into dog ownership and health.
  • Associate Professor Greg Neely from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in the Australian Financial ReviewNDTV (India), Zee News (India) and Deccan Chronicle (India) about hisresearch into the impact artificial sweeteners could have on weight gain. ABC Radio (Canberra, Sydney) interviewed Associate Professor Neely. ABC Radio Sydney, Daily TelegraphThe New DailyXinhua (China), Business Insider Australiaregional News Corp newspapersThat's LifeBetter Homes and Gardens, Hans India (India),Smooth FM, and New FM Newcastle also reported on the research. Associate Professor Neely was also quoted in theWest Australian about scientists successfully editing a human embryo using the CRISPR technique.
  • Phys.org (US) quoted Dr Melanie Zeppel from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy about her research into how drought-affected trees die.
  • Channel 7 News (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth), Channel 9 News (Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin), TEN Eyewitness News (Sydney, Adelaide, Perth) and Sky News reported the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Qantas announced a world first air travel health and wellbeing partnership to reshape customers’ experience of long haul flights. Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, and Alan Joyce, Qantas Group CEO, were interviewed for the broadcasts, which were syndicated across Channel 7, Channel 9 and TEN News regional outlets. Professor Simpson also spoke to 3AW Melbourne and was quoted in ABC Online, along with Professor Peter Cistulli from the Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Medical School.
  • Professor Stephen Simpson was also interviewed by Australian Business Travel, 3BA FM (Ballarat), Mixx FM (Horsham), and 7LA Launceston about the Centre’s new research partnership with Qantas. A number of papers also reported on the project, including the West AustralianMorning Bulletin Rockhampton and Sunshine Coast Daily. Fairfax’s Executive Style Magazine also mentioned the launch.
  • The partnership was also covered by ABC Radio (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth)Triple J, Travel Daily and JOY 94.9 FM, and mentioned in The AustralianDaily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, Herald Sun and News.com.au.
  • The Daily TelegraphHerald SunAdelaide AdvertiserCourier Mail and Cairns Post reported on new research from the Charles Perkins Centre that revealed the extent of drug company-funded events for doctors and health professionals in Australia. Dr Quinn Grundy, postdoctoral research associate with the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy, was interviewed by the Sydney Morning HeraldABC News 24, 2MC Orange and the Bendigo Advertiser about the study and concerns around influence and transparency.
  • ABC PMRadio 6PR (Perth) and CBC Health (Canada) interviewed Dr Barbara Mintzes, senior lecturer with the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Pharmacy, about the study.
  • ABC Gold Coast, 2GB, 4BC, 98.5 Sonshine FM Perth and 2SM Sydney also reported on the research and co-author Ray Moynihan, from Bond University, wrote an opinion piece on the research that was published by the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • The Conversation published an article co-written by Professor Lisa Bero and Alice Fabbri from the Charles Perkins Centre about their research into drug company sponsorship of events attended by medical professionals
  • Professor Jennie Brand-Miller from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald about The Good Carb Cookbook authored by Dr Alan Barclay. Syndicated articles appeared in the Age and Canberra Times.
  • Professor Brand-Miller was also quoted in a Bloomberg article about poor diets in India leading to a diabetes epidemic.
  • Professor Louise Baur from the Sydney Medical School and the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed by ABC RadioNewcastle regarding the announcement by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard that it will be compulsory to weigh children when they visit the GP or hospital. Dr Louise Hardy from the Sydney Medical School was also interviewed about the topic onABC Radio Perth. Dr Hardy was also quoted in an article about activities designed to get children physically active, published by the Newcastle Herald, the Standard and the Examiner.
  • Professor Adrian Bauman from the School of Public Health and Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed by ABC Radio (Darwin, Alice Springs, Kimberley) and Triple J and quoted on ABC Online about a new Aboriginal health program launched on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory.
  • Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted by news.com.au about fasting diets. 
  • Sydney Morning HeraldThe Australian, ABC (News Online, The World Today)The Brisbane TimesYahoo!,news.com.au9News.com.auHerald SunPerth Now, 2TM (Tamworth), ABC Radio (Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, triple j), 2SM Sydney, 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and Curtin FM Perth quoted Dr Quinn Grundy from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre about the dangers of relying on mindfulness phone apps to treat mental health issues, the topic of this year’s Bias and Research Integrity Node Symposium. Elle Australia also quoted Dr Grundy.
  • The Sydney Morning HeraldAgeCanberra Times and syndicated articles reported on research findings on ageing, including the discovery of the ‘Hayflick limit’ by microbiologist Dr Leonard Hayflick, who was in Australia last week to speak at the Australian Biology of Ageing Conference hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre. 
  • SMHWA Today, AgeBrisbane TimesCanberra Times and SBS The Feed reported on research by Sean Coogan, PhD student from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences, that found urban ibis show a strong preference for carbohydrates over their more natural protein and fat-rich diet. Fairfax Media coverage of the study was also syndicated in local newspapers
  • Yahoo! (UKCanada) referenced comments made by Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about Body Mass Index as a measure of a person’s health. 
  • The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Northern Territory News, Geelong Advertiser, Courier Mail, Adelaide Now and Townsville Bulletin also interviewed Dr Rosilene Waern from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Life and Environmental Sciences about the Concord Health and Ageing in Men project, in context of her presentation at the conference.
  • The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Adelaide Advertiser, Cairns Post, Courier MailGold Coast BulletinDaily MailSBS OnlineNine.com.au, News.com.auHuffpost CanadaForeign Affairs (New Zealand) and syndicated articles reported a new study has found waist circumference is a better indicator of early death than Body Mass Index. Author of the study, Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre and School of Public Health, was quoted.
  • Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted on The Australian, Daily Telegraph, Gold Coast Bulletin, Courier Mail andNews.com.au about strategies to lose weight after Easter. 
  • ABC News (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, regional Queensland, regional Victoria, regional NSW, Online), ABC Radio (Canberra, Sydney), Penrith PressPenrith City Gazette and other regional newspapers reported Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to tackle obesity has been opened by the NSW Health Minister. The article mentioned the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has partnered with the Charles Perkins Centre to deliver the service. 
  • Radio National’s Health Report interviewed Alexandra Jones from the Charles Perkins Centre and George Institute for Global Health as part of a discussion on the need for a sugar tax.
  • 3AW Melbourne and Nine.com.au interviewed Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the most effective food plans for weight loss. 
  • Professor Louise Baur from Sydney Medical School was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Daily Telegraph, Northern Territory News and other outlets on the small proportion of overweight or obese children who have a weight management plan with their doctor. 
  • The Sun Herald, Sunday Age and Sunday Canberra Times quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the purpose of the Body Mass Index calculation, which she said was a better indicator of population rather than individual health. 
  • The Senior published Fairfax’s report on Professor Jennie Brand-Miller’s research into Australians’ soft drink and added sugar consumption, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Dr Alistair Senior from the Charles Perkins Centre was interviewed on ABC PM about a new study that found calorie restriction does not guarantee lifespan extension. 
  • The Charles Perkins Centre is seeking older Australians to take part in a new meal delivery trial to test how dietary changes affect late-life health, reported Pharmacy DailyCo-lead investigator Alison Gosby, postdoctoral fellow at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, was also interviewed on Talking Lifestyle.
  • Gulf News (UAE) referenced a study by Associate Professor Greg Neely and Dr Kevin Wang from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science examining food consumption in fruit flies and mice when given food containing sucralose.
  • Dr Melody Ding from the School of Public Health was interviewed on ABC Radio (Melbourne, Sydney) and WS FM Sydney about a new study that found eating three to four serves of vegetables daily is associated with a lower incidence of psychological stress. The Adelaide Advertiser, Nine.com.auSBS OnlineFox News (US), Sydney Morning Herald,AgeCanberra TimesSenior Au2SM Sydney, 2GB Sydney, 5AA Adelaide, Cruise Adelaide, 4BC Brisbane, 4KQ Brisbane, 6PR Perth, Curtin FM, Power FM and Daily Mail also reported on the research findings. 
  • South China Morning Post referenced a study by Associate Professor Greg Neely and Dr Kevin Wang from the Charles Perkins Centre and Faculty of Science examining food consumption in fruit flies and mice when given food containing sucralose.
  • The Sydney Morning HeraldAge and Canberra Times quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the health benefits of eating whole foods with minimal processing. 
  • Daily Mail quoted Professor Stephen Simpson from the Charles Perkins Centre about what constitutes a good diet at different stages of life. 
  • Business Standard (India) quoted Professor Stephen Simpson, Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, about new research suggesting eating protein daily reduces heart disease and cancer risk in old age.
  • Stuff (New Zealand) quoted Associate Professor Amanda Salis from the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at the Charles Perkins Centre about the health benefits of eating whole foods with minimal processing.
  • Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre was quoted in Executive StyleSydney Morning Herald and Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand) about a new study conducted by the Mayo Clinic on whether high-intensity interval training can prevent cellular ageing. 
  • The Sydney Morning Herald and Age reported scientists, bioethicists and clinicians will meet at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney to discuss the future of gene editing and whether current laws reflect public attitudes.