Research news from the Charles Perkins Centre

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03 April 2024

Five Sydney researchers honoured by Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science recognises outstanding work in geosciences, mathematics, solar energy research, biomedical engineering and applied biological sciences.
28 March 2024

Medicine and health researchers honoured with NHMRC Research Excellence Awards

Professor Katy Bell, Professor Anthony Don and Dr Johanna Birrell, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, have been awarded NHMRC Research Excellence Awards.
25 March 2024

'Urgent and sustainable' action needed to safeguard health: MJA-Lancet Countdown

Leading scientists behind the latest MJA-Lancet Countdown report call for urgent and sustainable action to safeguard against the health impacts of climate change.
11 March 2024

Writer-in-Residence 2024

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Judy Harris Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Centre 2024 in one of Australia's richest opportunities for creative writers.
06 March 2024

How much weight do you actually need to lose? It might be a lot less than you think

BMI (Body Mass Index) is often used as a benchmark for determining weight-related health, but emerging research suggests that both BMI and the weight loss industry's messaging may exaggerate the amount of weight individuals need to lose for improved health.
06 March 2024

Around 10,000 steps a day may counteract health risks of high sedentary time

In good news for office workers, a new study from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre has found increasing your step count may counteract the health consequences of too much sedentary time each day.
06 March 2024

How to make schools gender inclusive

Becoming co-educational is not the answer to gender-inclusivity. Rather, a holistic, community-involved approach is needed, write Drs Kellie Burns and Jessica Kean.
04 March 2024

Multidisciplinary collaboration for student research experience

The Charles Perkins Centre is leveraging its research excellence to transform the experience of the University’s student cohort with its Summer Research Scholarship program.
01 March 2024

The women making a difference at the Charles Perkins Centre

Charles Perkins Centre members reflect on International Women’s Day: their personal and professional experiences, barriers and support, and what this recognition day means to them.
28 February 2024

Sydney attracts top research talent with innovative Fellowships

Unprecedented investment in appointment of 40 research fellows across a range of disciplines.