The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE)

The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) is a research group based in the Centre for Population Health Research at Deakin University. GLOBE is a designated World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.


To catalyse improvements in population health, with a focus on obesity, through innovative research that empowers people and enables healthier environments.


  • Conduct innovative population-level research on obesity prevention
  • Advocate for evidence-based population health and obesity prevention policy
  • Strengthen the skills of communities, professionals and academics in the science of obesity prevention through the life-course

    Our Research Streams

    Systems Work

    GLOBE is currently involved in a number of community and organisational projects, working with stakeholder groups to ide...

    A WHO Collaborating Centre

    The Global Obesity Centre is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO-CC). These are designated by the Director-General of the World Health Organization to carry out activities in support of the Organization's programs. Currently there are over 700 WHO collaborating centres in over 80 Member States working with WHO on areas such as nursing, occupational health, communicable diseases, nutrition, mental health, chronic diseases and health technologies.

    "GLOBE represents a dedicated group of researchers who actively seek to push the science of obesity prevention in advocacy, population level research and capacity building across all levels of society both in Australia and Internationally."

    Professor Steven Allender WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention

    2017 Annual Report

    The Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) 2017 Annual report is now available.

    Download the GLOBE 2017 annual report here