Our research is used by a range of organisations with local to global impact. We work with policy makers, fellow researchers, not-for-profit organisations, the health and community service sector, advocacy and professional groups and, more recently, local governments and primary healthcare networks. Together, we address the complexity of obesity and responses required to improve health outcomes, particularly in non-communicable disease.
Recently published work
The following highlight some of the more recent published work led by the Global Obesity Centre's researchers:
Strengthening of accountability systems to create healthy food environments and reduce global obesity
Swinburn, Boyd, Kraak, Vivica, Rutter, Harry, Vandevijvere, Stefanie, Lobstein, Tim, Sacks, Gary, Gomes, Fabio, Marsh, Tim and Magnusson, Roger 2015, 'Strengthening of accountability systems to create healthy food environments and reduce global obesity', Lancet, vol. 385, no. 9986, pp. 2534–2545.
A community-based systems diagram of obesity causes
Allender, Steven, Owen, Brynle, Kuhlberg, Jill, Lowe, Janette, Nagorcka-Smith, Phoebe, Whelan, Jill and Bell, Colin 2015, 'A community based systems diagram of obesity causes', PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 7, Article no: e0129683, pp. 1–12.
Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study
Webster J, Snowdon W, Moodie M, Viali S, Schultz J, Bell C, Land MA, Downs S, Christoforou A, Dunford E, Barzi F, Woodward M, Neal B, 'Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study' BMC Public Health 2014; 14: 107].
This is a collaboration between Deakin University and the National Heart Foundation of Australia. It aims to present the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the burden of coronary heart disease and related risk factors in Australia.