The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is a world-leading research institute committed to improving health and quality of life. We're working to reduce the rates of chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity research excellence while fostering the next generation of research stars.

Visit our website to learn more about IPAN’s research and opportunities to work with us.

Improving health and quality of life through research

Prevention and management of chronic diseases starts with quality research. At IPAN, we conduct world-leading research into all aspects of physical activity and nutrition across the lifespan, from conception to old age.

Our research is ranked well above world standard*. It spans from the lab to real-world settings, including studying the biological mechanisms behind exercise and nutrition; using technology and exercise to prevent and manage chronic conditions; innovative solutions to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in our community; and developing evidence-based food policy.

Through our research, we strive to improve health outcomes in populations all over the world. Our team collaborates nationally and internationally, as well as across disciplines. We’re also committed to nurturing a new generation of leading researchers, through a supportive and dynamic research environment.

* Australian Research Council (2019). State of Australian University Research 2018–19: ERA National Report. Australian Research Council, Canberra.

Contact us

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)
+61 3 9244 6613
Email IPAN
Twitter: @DeakinIPAN

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125