Priority Research Centre for

Physical Activity and Population Health

Theme Leader: Professor Ronald Plotnikoff

Deputy Theme Leader: Associate Professor Mitch Duncan

The promotion of physical activity across the population is imperative for the reduction of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses, along with the improvements in mental health.

The research takes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding physical activity and population health with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and well being.

The World Health Organisation highlights physical inactivity as a serious global health issue largely caused by changes in living and working patterns within both developed and developing countries.

Professor Ronald Plotnikoff