The Charles Perkins Centre celebrated its first decade at an event on 16 June 2022 on what would have been the 86th birthday of Dr Charles Perkins AM. The Centre’s community came together in the building’s Atrium to celebrate our research impact and achievements over the decade since it was established in 2012.
A world-first performance of Something from Nothing, a musical piece in celebration of the University’s first multidisciplinary institute was performed for our collaborators and friends, past and present, including Dr Perkins’ wife Eileen, son Adam, and grandson Charles, as well as the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Mark Scott AO.
Over 10 years, the Charles Perkins Centre has made significant inroads in the fight against chronic diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions. Learn about our achievements in Charles Perkins Centre's decade of discovery and find out about our key researchers in a Sydney Alumni Magazine feature, Meet the great minds of the Charles Perkins Centre and the people that made the discoveries happen.
Our leaders and collaborators celebrate the uniqueness and ahievements of the Charles Perkins Centre: Professor Stephen J Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre | Professor Mark Scott AO, Vice-Chancellor and President | Daniel Boyd, Artist | Charlotte Wood, Writer and inaugural Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellow at the Charles Perkins Centre | Associate Professor Melkam Kebede.
A world-first performance of Something from Nothing, a musical piece in celebration of the University’s first multidisciplinary institute was commissioned from renowned composer, performer and teacher Natalie Nicolas co-lead of our Health and Creativity research node.