Research Streams

Economics of Obesity

The substantial health burden attributable to obesity in Australia and around the globe is well recognised. In addition to the health impact caused by overweight and obesity, there is also a significant economi...

Community Based Systems Interventions

Childhood obesity has been recognized as a priority in the WHO’s Global 2013-2020 Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Disease and recommendations have been provided to countries on en...

Obesity and Risk Factors Monitoring

In Australia, monitoring of overweight and obesity and associated risk factors (e.g. physical inactivity, sedentary behaviour, poor diet quality, insufficient sleep and poor self-rated quality of life) at a nat...

Policies for Healthy Food Environments

Food environments globally and in Australia are dominated by highly accessible and heavily promoted foods that are high in salt, saturated fat and added sugar. These unhealthy food environments have contributed...

Global Obesity

The global obesity cluster of the Global Obesity Centre prioritizes obesity prevention research and evaluation in low and middle-income countries and research into global influences on obesity such as marketing...

Equity in Food Policy

In high-income countries, the prevalence of obesity follows a socioeconomic gradient – the lower the socioeconomic position the greater the risk of adverse weight gain and the greater the prevalence of obesity....