We are committed to working with various organisations – government, non-government, professional and community – to share our expertise and help make a positive impact on health.

By making IPAN experts available to our partners and international networks, we provide the evidence needed to inform programs and policies that affect health.

Our services and capabilities include:

Advocacy agendas
  • Provide latest evidence to inform policy and other agendas
  • Provide expert spokespeople for meetings or media activities
  • Provide letters of support
  • Develop evidence-based submissions
Review the evidence relevant to our research areas
  • Literature reviews (including systematic reviews and rapid reviews)
  • Preparation of research summaries
  • Development of evidence briefings
Health/diet/physical activity program design and evaluation
  • Program design, including clinical and translational interventions
  • Develop and evaluate digital health interventions for physical activity and diet across age groups
  • Advise on, or development of, evaluation plan or tools
  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative)
Research-practice translation, implementation and scale-up of population interventions
  • Trial design, including hybrid implementation-effectiveness trials
  • Advice on and development of pragmatic, real-world evaluations
  • Assessment of intervention implementation and scalability
Survey design and implementation
  • Assessment of dietary intake, physical activity and sedentary behaviours across age groups
  • Statistical analysis of nutrition data including nutrients, foods and dietary patterns
  • Assessment of environmental influences on nutrition and physical activity (mapping and audits)
Clinical trials and measures
  • Design and implement clinical randomised controlled trials (nutrition or exercise), community and translational trials
  • Assess body composition with a range of devices (DXA, pQCT, bioelectrical impedence)
  • Assess bone density, bone structure and strength
  • Assess energy expenditure
  • Muscle biopsies
  • Assess peak and functional muscle strength, power, mobility and aerobic capacity
  • Objective measures of nutritional status to assess chronic disease-related malnutrition
  • Assess cognitive function
  • Quantitative metabolic profiling
  • Biochemical flux analysis using stable isotope tracers
  • Assessment of sleep quality and quantity using wearable technology and questionnaires
Industry specific work
  • Recipe and meal plan assessments and development of nutritional food supplements
  • Testing the impact of foods on health and wellbeing
  • Evaluation of wearable and digital physical activity and health devices
  • Job task analyses
  • Participate in working groups or advisory committees
  • Conduct training workshops
  • Present at key forums, seminars and conferences
  • Undertake research consultancy projects
  • Partner in research projects
  • Work with organisations to develop research questions and methods for answering them