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 team of award winning, world-class researchers bring together their diverse strengths to tackle today’s most pressing health challenges.
The Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program explores the interaction between urban environments and physical and cognitive health.Explore research
The Bone Health and Fractures Research Program has a strong focus on improving fracture prediction and identifying novel prevention and treatment strategies for osteoporosis.Explore research
The Exercise and Nutrition Research Program investigates the roles of exercise and diet in the prevention of chronic lifestyle-related diseases.Explore research
19 August 2020
Both elite and amateur athletes would get better performance bang for their buck using traditional carbohydrate drinks/sports foods rather than costly hydrogel drinks, according to ACU researchers who...
26 June 2020
Ester Cerin, program leader of the Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) at ACU, has been awarded more than $680,000 as part...
1 May 2020
ACU researcher Imre Kouw has received the British Nutrition Foundation's prestigious 2020 BNF Drummond Early Career Scientist Award which recognises early career excellence in nutrition science.
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.
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