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Research news from the Charles Perkins Centre

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21 June 2022

Fifth of global food-related emissions due to transport

Food transport constitutes 19 percent of food emissions, equivalent to 6 percent of emissions from all sources, new University of Sydney research finds.
09 June 2022

Sydney 41st in world in QS rankings

The University of Sydney continues to perform strongly in the highly regarded QS World University Rankings, ranking 41st in the world.
06 May 2022

Medical researchers awarded over $11 million in funding

Projects to improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents, improving care in emergency departments and a novel model of care for low back pain are among those receiving federal funding.
02 May 2022

Youth outline top health concerns on scientific stage

Young people feel like they are left behind to manage multiple health risks. If no action is taken, it could be a precursor to chronic health diseases, writes a group of high school students given access to voice their concerns on a stage usually reserved for academics.
26 April 2022

Charles Perkins Centre Writers in Residence at the Sydney Writers' Festival

Two of the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellows at the Charles Perkins Centre are appearing at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival at Carriageworks. Alumna Charlotte Wood and current fellow Sarah Holland-Batt are appearing at events across the week-long festival celebrating all forms of writing.
21 April 2022

Honorary Doctor of Medicine and Health for Dr Barry Catchlove AM

Dr Catchlove has been recognised for his outstanding contribution as a medical professional and administrator.
14 April 2022

Reducing the risk of stroke and heart problems after surgery

Researchers from the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital have been awarded $1.8 million to advance research into reducing the risk of stroke and heart complications in patients undergoing major surgery.
08 April 2022

Want to be sustainable and cool? Choose fans more and aircon less

A University of Sydney led study has found using indoor fans more often allows people to reduce their air conditioner use without changing how hot they feel, paving a way for reducing future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
07 April 2022

How our scientists are striving for a healthier tomorrow

This year, World Health Day focuses global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being. Find out how our researchers are contributing.
31 March 2022

Back pain treatments shouldn't neglect the mind: study

The best treatment for chronic low back pain doesn't just focus on the physical but rather combines traditional physiotherapy treatments with those that focus on the mind, according to new research from the University of Sydney.