Obesity

Deakin Health Economics

The Economics of obesity research stream at Deakin Health Economics undertakes a broad program of research with the aim of providing high quality, policy relevant research evidence related to the economics of obesity.

The substantial health burden attributable to obesity in Australia and globally is well recognised. In addition to the health impact caused by overweight and obesity, there is also a significant economic burden that is borne by all members of society, including individuals, businesses and governments. The complex and systemic nature of the determinants of obesity mean there are numerous and varied policies, programs and interventions that can be implemented to address the problem of obesity; their economics need to be established.

Our Economics of obesity research stream leaders are Alfred Deakin Professor Marj Moodie and Jaithri Ananthapavan.