We find solutions to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease through shared knowledge, research partnerships, expertise in commercial partnerships, 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 (PDF, 319KB).
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 relevance of our research.
We invite international collaborators to get in touch to discuss partnership opportunities.
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.
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:
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 we're doing.
We invite industry, health, non-government and government organisations to get in touch to discuss formal partnership opportunities.
Airline travel and health – before, during and after long-haul flights