The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE)

The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) is a world-class research group based in the Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University. GLOBE is a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, with strong links to governments, other research groups and a diverse range of collaborators nationally and internationally.


To catalyse improvements in population health, with a focus on obesity, through innovative research that empowers people and enables healthier environments.


  • Conduct innovative population-level research on obesity prevention
  • Advocate for evidence-based population health and obesity prevention policy
  • Strengthen the skills of communities, professionals and academics in the science of obesity prevention through the life-course

    Our Research Streams

    Our Team

      GLOBE is one of the largest research groups dedicated to obesity prevention research in Australia. The tea...

    Global Obesity

    The global obesity cluster of the Global Obesity Centre prioritizes obesity prevention research and evaluation in low an...

    Systems Work

    GLOBE is currently involved in a number of community and organisational projects, working with stakeholder groups to ide...

    A WHO Collaborating Centre

    The Global Obesity Centre is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC). These are designated by the Director-General of the World Health Organization to carry out activities in support of the Organization's programs. Currently there are over 700 WHO collaborating centres in over 80 Member States working with WHO on areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention