Initiatives – Charles Perkins Center


The Boden Initiative

The Boden Initiative, our translational branch of obesity research, is committed to addressing obesity and metabolic health issues across the lifespan through research, education and training, clinical care, prevention and public health, and changes in economic policy.

Cardiovascular Initiative

the Cardiovascular Initiative undertakes multidisciplinary research in cardiovascular health to accelerate translation and build research capacity. This initiative builds on the relationship between Sydney Health Partners and Heart Research Institute to provide common goals for our research and clinical practitioners across the University.

Charles Perkins Center Royal Prince Alfred Clinic

the Charles Perkins Center Royal Prince Alfred Clinic (the CPC RPA Clinic) provides specialist healthcare and conducts clinical research into obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolically related diseases that lead to accelerated accumulation of damage metabolic and molecular in multiple tissues and organs. It is located at the Charles Perkins Center Research and Teaching Center.

Initiative for Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR)

We are committed to providing an exceptional working environment for our Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR), which includes research students at all stages. Our early and mid-career researchers are automatically included in the CPC EMCR community and are represented and supported by the Charles Perkins Center EMCR Steering Committee. The committee organizes events to advance the professional development, educational experience, and social life of our Charles Perkins Center early and mid-career research community. The EMCR Steering Committee is supported by the Nicholas Catchlove Early Career Researcher Development Fund. If you are interested in participating in the CPC EMCR initiative, please email [email protected]

Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship at the Charles Perkins Center

the Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship offers Australian writers the opportunity to collaborate with our scholars on multidisciplinary projects to create literary perspectives on chronic disease. Since its inception in 2015, the Fellowship has become one of Australia’s most sought-after creative residencies. We have since hosted seven writers to explore and translate aspects of the Charles Perkins Center’s work into their creative responses.

The Obesity Collective

Our Obesity Collective is a national, cross-sectoral platform for individuals and organizations working to transform the way we think, talk and act on obesity, and reduce its impact in Australia.

The Charles Perkins Center works closely with Obesity Australia’s Obesity Collective, who collaborate with our research experts to address the impact of obesity on society.

Sydney Food and Nutrition Network

The Sydney Food and Nutrition Network’s mission is to change the way we teach, think and learn about food and nutrition by bringing together researchers and educators from many disciplines to work on reshaping local and international food systems, addressing food and nutrition issues and developing a culture of research excellence.


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