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.
We’re pleased to share some of our resources including project outcomes and presentations. For journal publications, see individual researcher profiles here.
Optimising park features for all ages
This video outlines the research findings of A/Prof Jenny Veitch and team about the most valued park features in different age groups.
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.
Parks for heart health
This project is led by A/Prof Jenny Veitch, who is supported by an Australian National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (ID 101928).
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).
National Obesity Prevention Strategy
2021 – Submission to the Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy
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