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Charles Perkins Centre stories making the news

1 December 2023
Research highlights 2023
Highlights of Charles Perkins Centre stories and people making the news in 2023 amplifying our impactful, innovative research into obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and their related conditions.

2023 has been a remarkable year for the Charles Perkins Centre, with a diverse array of significant interdisciplinary research outputs as well as a plethora of new projects and studies, awards, grants, and accolades. We present a selection of some of the key stories and research from Charles Perkins Centre members, collaborators and partners making the news in 2023.

“I'm extraordinarily proud of our work in 2023; our growing collaborations, partnerships, new research studies and projects, as well as continuing philanthropic support, and funding and grants from organisations, government and industries all reflects a flourishing, collaborative research community. Our members are increasingly recognised with national and international accolades – prizes, awards, impact and ranking lists – all of which shows that our multidisciplinary research is being translated and having impact in a multitude of realms," said Professor Stephen J Simpson, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre.

It has been another year of astonishing success for the Charles Perkins Centre community. Our multidisciplinary research model continues to build collaborations nationally and internationally, augmenting the success of our research in innovative and impactful ways
Professor Stephen J Simpson AC, Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre

“I’m so looking forward to seeing our continuing successes in 2024 which is also the tenth anniversary of the opening of our purpose-built Centre. Congratulations to all those working in and with our community to achieve so much in our first decade.”

Charles Perkins Centre stories making the news 2023

21 November 2023

Report reveals the human cost of climate inaction

New projections from the 2023 Lancet Countdown report reveals a world moving in the wrong direction on climate change, and how delayed action is a growing threat to our health
15 November 2023

Sydney academics recognised for impact in highly cited list

Twenty-seven University of Sydney academics have been recognised as leaders in their field in this year's 2023 Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers list.
14 November 2023

Georgina Long and Richard Scolyer named NSW Australians of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Georgina Long AO and Professor Richard Scolyer AO from the University of Sydney and Co-Medical Directors of the Melanoma Institute, jointly named 2024 NSW Australian of the Year for their life-saving melanoma work.
07 November 2023

CPC Summer Research Scholarships 2023-24: Recipients announced

The Charles Perkins Centre’s Summer Research Scholarship program has awarded 19 scholarships to student researchers to work in its multidisciplinary Centre.
11 October 2023

Charles Perkins Centre announces inaugural Jennie Mackenzie Research Fund recipients

The Charles Perkins Centre Jennie Mackenzie Research Fund has awarded grants to eight new inter-disciplinary projects in its inaugural round. Funded by the Jennie Mackenzie Bequest, the projects represent the Centre’s continuing commitment to world-class, collaborative research.
29 September 2023

Study pinpoints the length of incidental activity linked to health benefits

Choosing the stairs or speedily sweeping can lower the risk of heart disease, according to new research in The Lancet Public Health.
30 August 2023

Professor Holmes awarded Croonian Medal by Royal Society

Professor Eddie Holmes has been awarded the Croonian Medal and Lecture, one of the most prestigious prizes in the biological sciences.
28 August 2023

Acting out health science

Many school students think of science as a boring and tedious subject, remote from their lived experience. A team of researchers at the University of Sydney is developing digital resources to change that assumption.
09 August 2023

Wearables will transform health, but change brings challenges say researchers

Wearable technology presents immense opportunities to improve the way we live our lives, but a group of international researchers say the rapidly developing field also brings big challenges.
22 June 2023

$3.9 million in funding for ARC Linkage Projects

From investigating the role of the oxytocin receptor in social behaviour and quality of life, to reconnecting Indigenous communities with their cultural heritage.

15 June 2023

Research suggests ways to reduce jet lag for long-haul flights

Research findings by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and Australian airline Qantas show it is possible to reduce the impacts of jet lag by reshaping the inflight travel experience.
06 June 2023

Can exercise help counteract genetic risk of disease?

Staying active could help keep the onset of type 2 diabetes at bay, even if someone has a genetic risk of developing the disease. Researchers say this highlights the importance of exercise in chronic disease prevention.
30 May 2023

InsideOut Institute's $8m funding enhances support for eating disorders

The Australian Government has funded the InsideOut Institute's award-winning eClinic and Digital GP Hub which aim to improve outcomes for those living with an eating disorder.
17 May 2023

Lech Blaine named Charles Perkins Centre 2023 Writer in Residence

Journalist Lech Blaine, author of 'Car Crash: A Memoir' and Quarterly Essay 'Top Blokes', will join the Charles Perkins Centre as the 2023 Judy Harris Writer in Residence.
02 May 2023

Sydney scientists receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grants

Two scientists from the University of Sydney have received nearly a million dollars in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for projects to advance the analysis of ballooning biomedical data.

18 April 2023

Spin-off developing oral insulin receives commercial backing

Technology aims to enable needle-free insulin delivery for children with Type 1 diabetes.
04 April 2023

Sydney strengthens international ties in research and innovation

New international opportunities are open to Sydney researchers and students as the University expands partnership agreements with the University of Glasgow and the University of California San Diego.
28 March 2023

University of Sydney researcher wins coveted $8 million Snow Fellowship

The Snow Medical Research Foundation (Snow Medical) has awarded Associate Professor Lining (Arnold) Ju and his team from the University of Sydney's School of Biomedical Engineering an $8 million Fellowship.
08 March 2023

International Women's Day 2023

Charles Perkins Centre members reflect on International Women’s Day, their personal and professional experiences, barriers and support, and what equality and equity means to their lives.
02 March 2023

Poor sleep linked to years of poor cardiovascular health

Having trouble sleeping? A new study examines the link between poor sleep and cardiovascular disease-free life expectancy.

10 February 2023

Intermittent fasting leads to weight loss, not improved health

New research published in Aging Biology finds weight loss experienced by people on intermittent fasting diets, such as the popular 5:2 diet, does not bring the same health benefits as other weight loss programs.
10 February 2023

Scientists discover receptor that blocks COVID-19 infection

University of Sydney scientists have discovered a protein in the lung that blocks SARS-CoV-2 infection and forms a natural protective barrier in the human body.

08 February 2023

Digital program gets school kids moving

Every parent worries about how much time their child spends on screens, but what if screens could also provide the answer to growing levels of inactivity in Australian kids?
02 February 2023

The cities we create lead to isolation and loneliness

Loneliness is more than just a personal problem. Drs Jennifer Kent, Emily Rugel and Marlee Bower explore how the places in which we live, work and play can be an important factor in fostering connections and building relationships.

13 January 2023

Scientists find way to heal scars left behind by heart attacks

Researchers have developed a method that could 'turn back the clock' on damaged heart tissue following heart attacks.

Many of these stories create high impact and are picked-up by media outlets nationally and globally, further amplifying our research. A selection of coverage is available on our Media Mentions page. All Charles Perkins Centre news stories are compiled throughout the year. The University of Sydney news portal includes all stories, including the Charles Perkins Centre.

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