The unique research strategy of the Charles Perkins Centre brings together the best minds from around the globe, fostering unusual collaborations and producing world-changing research.
Browse the research themes below to explore a list of projects taking place in each area.
Read our research strategy for more information on our unique research model.
Our research is undertaken in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reduce the burden of ill health from chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Nutrition is a guiding research theme at the Charles Perkins Centre. This theme unites researchers across disciplines in unexpected collaborations, providing unique insights into nutritional ecology.
We aim to develop a robust framework for reviewing policy and informing policy-makers responsible for devising solutions to the far-reaching effects of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions.
Our aim is to develop integrative system modelling best practice. We draw on large data sets, sourced from myriad fields of study, informing research practices across the Charles Perkins Centre.
The physical activity, exercise and energy expenditure research theme brings together researchers from across disciplines to address societal problems of physical inactivity and obesity.
We unite research and researchers from across disciplines under the theme of sleep. Our aim is to study the relationship of sleep/wake patterns to wellbeing and chronic illness.