Our lifestyles, which are influenced by the commercial and social determinants of health, are a major contributor to the rise of chronic disease and multimorbidity. Many of the risk factors associated with noncommunicable disease are modifiable through changing behaviours and the environment to support individuals to make healthy choices. Our researchers focus on four main areas:

  • Physical activity research at the School investigates how to support workers, older adults and clinical populations to integrate physical activity into their day and the health and wellbeing impacts of achieving this.
  • Food and nutrition research at the School has a strong emphasis on population health, encompassing a broad spectrum of work including nutrition policy, pricing and affordability, and individual level interventions. Our work in food and nutrition systems is underpinned by the principles of health and wellbeing, equity, environmental sustainability and prosperity. We also investigate the various dimensions of food security, covering affordability, accessibility, acceptability and advertising of healthy, equitable and sustainable foods.
  • The Tobacco Endgame Centre of Research Excellence is focused on ending the cigarette smoking epidemic in Australia by transforming the regulatory environment and increasing support to help people stop smoking.