School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
'It is my pleasure to welcome you to the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.'
The School's work is so important as poor nutrition and inadequate physical activity are known to increase the risk of many serious health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, cancer and depression. Given this, and the fact that Australia has an ageing population, the development of strategies to improve nutrition and promote physical activity across the lifespan are important health priorities. However, as well as being important for health, our teaching and research is also important to the food industry and the sports industry, both of who are major contributors to the Australian economy.
The School provides a vibrant environment to learn about nutrition and exercise and conducts leading edge research. I welcome you to the School.
Alfred Deakin Professor David Crawford
Head of School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Member (AM) of the Order of Australia