Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes
The Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes (Baker-Deakin DLD) is an exciting collaborative partnership between the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (the Baker Institute) and the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. The virtual Department was established in February 2022 for an initial five-year term.
The Baker-Deakin DLD builds on Deakin and Baker Institute’s long-standing history of collaborative public health research and shared health research goals.
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.