- Study at Deakin
- Campus life
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention was established in 2003 and as part of Deakin University's Faculty of Health. Along with four other research groups we now form the Deakin Population Health Strategic Research Centre.
WHO Collaborating Centres are institutions designated by the Director-General of WHO to form an inter-institutional collaborative network to support WHO in its programs at the country, inter-country, regional, interregional and global levels. WHO Collaborating Centres must also participate in strengthening country resources - through information, services, research and training, in support of national health development.
The WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention works to realise the following objectives:
There are five major, overlapping areas of research carried out by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention: