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Partnerships

Industry, government and community partnerships

Through shared knowledge, we will find solutions to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. This can be achieved through research partnerships, expertise in commercial partnerships and training and educating communities.

Our vision is to create a collaborative centre for research that unites researchers from across the globe and across disciplines to find solutions to the global health challenges of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions.

Nationally, the Charles Perkins Centre is working to affect policy changes, leading to better health outcomes for local communities. Our research looks to advise partners in industry, health, non-government and government organisations to respond to health crises with knowledge, contributing to evidence-based policy decisions, and acting with confidence to execute strategic action plans.

We encourage researchers to engage with appropriate industry partners in alignment with our mission. In order to build appropriate, productive, and transparent relationships with industry, we have developed guidelines to assist our researchers and a related form for review by the Engagement with Industry Committee.

Download the Engagement with Industry Guidelines.

Download the Engagement with Industry Expression of Interest Form.

International collaboration

We have extensive international collaborative networks throughout the world with some of the world's top ranked universities. We also work with international organisations to make sure our work has global impact and significance.

Professor Stephen Colagiuri, a research theme leader at the Charles Perkins Centre, is also a co-director at the World Health Organisations Collaboration Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. Stephen’s role across organisations ensures our centre’s alignment with international health targets, and the international relevancy of our research.

We run events throughout the year in conjunction with the World Health Organisation. These events are for clinicians, researchers, members of the public, and policy and decision makers.

We invite international collaborators to get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities.

Industry collaboration

We have exciting partnerships across various industry sectors. Some of these collaborations include:

  • working with PWC on an obesity action plan for the nation
  • working with Qantas on research into health and well-being before, during and after long-haul travel.

Government collaboration

The Charles Perkins Centre partners with government departments to provide research and define policies to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. 

We have engaged with NSW Health on the Ministry of Sports program to reduce the burden of childhood obesity. 

We are also proud to have contributed research to the Closing the Gap report. Our research in the aboriginal nutrition project node and provided much needed insight into the seminal government report. 

We also run events throughout the year that aim to inform and advise on health policy.

Community partnerships

We aim to embed ourselves within communities, working with individuals to address lifestyle diseases one day at a time.

In particular, our aboriginal nutrition project nodes works with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to embed health advocacy within communities, and is working to build a national health network for Australia’s first people.

Our regional hubs lead many of our community partnerships:

  • CPC Nepean operates a community obesity clinic, working with families to promote better health through diet and exercise
  • CPC Broken Hill proudly collaborates with a number of community partners with funding support from BHP. This program aims to establish a community health model that can be adopted by rural and remote communities across Australia.

Research partnerships

We have research partnerships with all faculties and disciplines throughout the University as well as with external partners and agencies.

Some of our formal partnerships include:

Read more about our partners and the work undertaken.

How to partner with us

We invite industry, health, non-government and government organisations to get in touch to discuss formal partnership opportunities.

  • If you are a prospective international partner, please visit our international partnerships page for more information and contact information to assist with your enquiries.
  • If you are a prospective community partner, please contact us.
  • If you’re looking for an expert, a facility or equipment to conduct testing, or seeking to outsource research programs, we offer flexible standard agreements to help streamline and expedite the partnership process. We invite you to submit an enquiry through the University’s office of Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships.
  • You may also wish to consider supporting a government-subsidised research project and access research and development tax concessions through ARC Linkage Projects. You can find information on ARC linkage Projects on the University research fellowships and grants page.
  • If you would like to support the Charles Perkins Centre through a donation, please visit our donate page.