Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes
Researchers at the Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes (Baker-Deakin DLD) are developing advanced solutions for one of the greatest health challenges of our time – the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes.
A collaborative partnership between the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and IPAN at Deakin University, the Baker-Deakin DLD focuses on shared research interests in physical activity, sedentary behaviour, nutrition, and chronic disease management to address the growing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in our community.
The Department was established in February 2022 for an initial five-year term.
Understanding the relationships between physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health outcomes at a population level.
Conducting controlled laboratory experiments to better understand how physical activity and sedentary behaviour influence biological pathways.
Investigating the extent to which changing physical activity and sedentary behaviour influences chronic disease prevention and management through real-world randomised controlled trials.
Translating the evidence around the health benefits of increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour into best practice and evaluating effectiveness and policy implications.