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Treating obesity by activating beige and brown fat; human transplant studies

Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Current treatments for obesity are largely ineffective, and two-thirds of Australian adults are now overweight or obese more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Supporting and improving self-directed weight loss

This project provides the opportunity to be part of a new area of research that will involve a variety of research techniques including an online registry of dieters. People who los more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

Novel therapy to prevent and treat kidney fibrosis

Progressive kidney disease is a global health burden most commonly caused by diabetes and obesity, which are dramatically on the rise. In Australia, 1 in 3 adults are at risk of dev more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Tailoring advice to individuals or groups to improve behaviour change and weight control

It has been clearly established for some time that individuals are less likely to respond to guidance and will benefit less if generic rather than individualised information on beha more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

Improving clarity and simplicity of nutrition advice to the public

This project provides the opportunity to explore what the community understands and how it responds to the content and format of current nutrition guidance in Australia. With a grow more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

The food environment, food purchasing behaviour and dietary intake

This study provides an opportunity to go beyond the usual assessment of food intake to examine the broad range of factors within the environments in which we live and work to identi more...

Supervisor(s): Gill, Timothy (Professor)

Muscle wasting and vitamin D

Muscle wasting and weakness are common, and associate with an increased risk of death. Therapies to improve muscle function are very limited, and understanding of the transcriptiona more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial

BRAIN, or The BRaIN Training Trial (Balance, Resistance and Interval Training Trial) is a large, multi-national randomised controlled trial (RCT). The purpose of the trial the effic more...

Supervisor(s): Fiatarone Singh, Maria (Professor), Mavros, Yorgi (Dr)

What is the association between musculoskeletal conditions and cardio metabolic disease in the Australian population?

This research project aims to investigate the association between musculoskeletal conditions and cardio metabolic diseases and its relationship with physical activity participation. more...

Supervisor(s): Hiller, Claire (Dr), Harmer, Alison (Dr), Beckenkamp, Paula (Dr)