Impact and resources

Our researchers strive to produce evidence that makes a real and positive difference to health and wellbeing. We conduct research across all life stages looking at food, nutrition, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.


Find out how IPAN research has made a difference in health over the years.

Impact timeline


We’re pleased to share some of our resources including project outcomes and presentations. For journal publications, see individual researcher profiles here.

  • Research

    REVAMP study

    The Recording and EValuating Activity in a Modified Park (REVAMP) study was a natural experiment that examined the impact of the installation of a play-scape on park visitation and park-based physical activity compared with a control park.


    This three-year project (2017-2020) identified the relative importance of park features that attract children (8-12 years), teens (13-18 years) and older adults (65+ years) to visit parks, and to be active and social during their time in the park.  

  • Events

    IPAN Food Policy Symposium

    On Wednesday 15 August 2018, guest speakers Dr Sandro Demaio (Chief Executive Officer, EAT Foundation) and Associate Professor Jessica Fanzo (Co-chair, the Global Nutrition Report) joined IPAN’s Professor Mark Lawrence and Dr Philip Baker to present IPAN’s Food Policy Symposium.

    IPAN Truth & Sleuth event: When treehouses become screenhouses

    Screens are infiltrating our lives. Whether it’s smartphones, tablets or game consoles, there is uncertainty about the impact of screen time on children’s physical, mental and social health outcomes. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Lauren Arundell delivers an engaging and thoughtful presentation on the latest research about the impacts of screen time on children and offers some useful techniques to help parents to reduce screen time in the home. (19 September 2019).

  • Submissions

    National Preventative Health Strategy

    2020-2021 – Submission to Consultation Paper for the National Preventative Health Strategy 

    28 Sept 2020 - Submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Environmental Infrastructure for Growing Populations

    City of Greater Geelong Sustainability Framework and Action Plan

    28 May 2020 – IPAN submission CoGG Sustainability Framework and Action Plan

    WHO Physical Activity Guidelines

    17 April 2020 – IPAN feedback on WHO Physical Activity Guidelines

    National Obesity Strategy

    16 Dec 2019: Submission to Parliament of Australia Senate Committee: Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia