We aspire to reduce the individual and societal impact of obesity, eating disorders and lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, mental illness and osteoarthritis.
The Boden Collaboration (formerly known as the Boden Institute) is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, the Faculty of Science and is administered through the Central Clinical School within the Sydney Medical School.
We aim to take a leading role in the battle to control the global obesity epidemic and lifestyle-related chronic diseases by providing a focus for advancing basic and clinical research, public health and policy development.
The collaboration is a result of the foresight, contribution and generosity of Dr Alexander Boden, AO – a graduate of the University of Sydney, scientist and philanthropist.
The Boden Collaboration is directed by Professor Ian Caterson, who heads up a team of internationally renowned experts. We take a broad approach to combating and preventing obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease.
Our researchers have expertise across the whole human lifecycle from pre-gestation to old age, and collectively have the broadest approach and expertise for combating and preventing eating disorders, obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease assembled in Australia – from specialised clinics to public health systems.
Our unique contributions to research and translation to health systems and practice include:
Obesity and Clinical Trials
Public Health Nutrition
Eating and Dieting Disorders