The School of Exercise and Nutrition is involved in many areas of research, below is a list of our research groups.

Centre for Exercise and Sports Science

Centre for Exercise and Sport Science

The Centre for Exercise and Sport Science (C-ESS) brings together established and emerging researchers working in basic and applied research and translation of research for sporting, clinical and occupational settings. The research aligns with the Federal Government commitments to most of the National Health Priority areas. In addition, C-ESS research delivers on the Federal Government commitment to enhancing Australia's sport performance pathways from grass-roots to elite levels of participation.

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research


The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) brings together expertise from a wide variety of disciplines: nutrition science, exercise science, behavioural science, epidemiology, medicine, and food policy. It is interested in the biological, behavioural, social and environmental determinants of physical activity and nutrition, with a particular emphasis on the health impacts of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

Dietetics Research Unit


The program of dietetics research at Deakin is diverse and reflects the variety of professional expertise of the dietetics teaching and research staff. The research program covers the application of dietetics in clinical, community and food service settings as well as health education research. Members of this program have significant research expertise in: clinical and biomolecular nutrition; nutrition in the frail elderly; dietary approaches to hypertension; and educational research and practice.