Our unique focus on sport, health and physical education differentiates us from many existing research centres in the areas of health and sport.
We provide high quality research services and policy advice regarding:
- community health
- health promotion
- physical education and activity.
We provide these services to:
- educators and schools
- sporting clubs
- government agencies
- national and state peak bodies
- community organisations
- the media.
SHAPE consists of a dedicated team of researchers with a unique focus on sport, health and physical education.
These are areas of growing national significance, given the challenges that Australians face with respect to emerging health concerns such as overweight and obesity, physical inactivity and poor dietary practice.
There are also challenges facing individual and community health in contemporary Western society that are influenced by social determinants such as age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status.
We are uniquely positioned to assist in tackling community health issues through our high-quality research.