We collaborate with local and international industry, community and other university groups to address critical public health issues and deliver innovative programs that transform lives.
Our research emphasises the complex interactions between individuals, social and physical aspects of their communities and health care systems.
Our team of award winning, world-class researchers bring together their diverse strengths to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.
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Men with prostate cancer experience increased rates of mental health issues. This project examines whether exercise aids the management of mental health issues in men with cancer.Explore project
We’re supporting the International Physical Activity and the Environment Network (IPEN) Adolescent study, which explores how the built environment aﬀects physical activity and obesity in teenagers.Explore project
Mental health issues are common in residential aged care facilities. This project investigates whether exposing new residents to greenery may protect them against declining wellbeing.Explore project
We are collaborating with the University of Copenhagen, Karolinska Institute and the University of Carolina to further understand the benefits of exercise for people with type 2 diabetes.Explore project
5 February 2020
Regular exercise changes the composition of the gut bacteria and may play a crucial role in skeletal muscle function and endurance.
4 February 2020
Endurance athletes on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat or keto diet for its alleged benefits to performance may be sacrificing their bone health.
6 December 2019
It's no secret that being in nature is good for your health. Something as simple as a walk in the park can boost well-being and deliver benefits ranging from better sleep to lower stress.
3 December 2019
ACU researcher Evelyn Parr will explore if delaying breakfast and consuming an early dinner – known as time-restricted eating – can improve the symptoms of lifestyle-related health conditions such as ...
28 November 2019
Five academic researchers from the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research have been named in the 2019 Web of Science Global List of highly cited researchers.