The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is the first national research centre in Australia and internationally, dedicated to investigating the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes.

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes focuses on what it is like to live with diabetes and how to improve both health and quality of life. This focus – on the psychological, social, and behavioural aspects – complements the strong biomedical research focus in Australia and internationally.

The Centre’s innovative research has highlighted issues such as emotional well-being, social stigma, language and communication, health beliefs, behavioural change, and the role of diabetes technologies. The Centre has created new knowledge and developed evidence-based resources to translate research findings into policy, clinical practice, and real health outcomes for people affected by diabetes.

The Centre has published widely. The ACBRD’s commitment to excellence has been acknowledged with multiple awards. Most importantly, the Centre’s work is having international impact and its message is being heard.

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes was launched in 2010. The Centre is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University.

As a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University, the Centre is uniquely positioned to advise on, and respond to, the unmet needs of people with diabetes. Through strategic collaborations, and with generous supporters, the Centre has attracted considerable research funding to support its talented team and the training of the next generation of researchers and health professionals.

In 2021 the Centre became a member of the Institute for Health Transformation.

Our Mission

To provide a strong national focus for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, to inform policy and practice, and improve the health and quality of life of all Australians affected by diabetes.

Our Objectives

  • To be a national research centre for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, creating knowledge and impact, and training the next generation of researchers and health professionals
  • To be a national voice for applied behavioural, psychological and social issues in diabetes, raising awareness, and influencing policy and practice
  • To be a national resource offering applied behavioural, psychological and social expertise for people living with diabetes, clinicians, researchers and policy makers

Visit our website

Phone: (03) 9244 6448
Email: info@acbrd.org.au
Address: 570 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

About

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes focuses on what it is like to live with diabetes and how to improve both health and quality of life. This focus – on the psychological, social, and behavioural aspects – complements the strong biomedical research focus in Australia and internationally.

The Centre’s innovative research has highlighted issues such as emotional well-being, social stigma, language and communication, health beliefs, behavioural change, and the role of diabetes technologies. The Centre has created new knowledge and developed evidence-based resources to translate research findings into policy, clinical practice, and real health outcomes for people affected by diabetes.

The Centre has published widely. The ACBRD’s commitment to excellence has been acknowledged with multiple awards. Most importantly, the Centre’s work is having international impact and its message is being heard.

Our story

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes was launched in 2010. The Centre is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University.

As a partnership between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University, the Centre is uniquely positioned to advise on, and respond to, the unmet needs of people with diabetes. Through strategic collaborations, and with generous supporters, the Centre has attracted considerable research funding to support its talented team and the training of the next generation of researchers and health professionals.

In 2021 the Centre became a member of the Institute for Health Transformation.

What we do

Our Mission

To provide a strong national focus for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, to inform policy and practice, and improve the health and quality of life of all Australians affected by diabetes.

Our Objectives

  • To be a national research centre for applied behavioural, psychological and social research in diabetes, creating knowledge and impact, and training the next generation of researchers and health professionals
  • To be a national voice for applied behavioural, psychological and social issues in diabetes, raising awareness, and influencing policy and practice
  • To be a national resource offering applied behavioural, psychological and social expertise for people living with diabetes, clinicians, researchers and policy makers

Contact us

Visit our website

Phone: (03) 9244 6448
Email: info@acbrd.org.au
Address: 570 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000