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Professor and Laboratory Head of Physical Activity, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Professor Dunstan is the Head of the Physical Activity laboratory and the Physical Activity Project Leader of the Healthy Lifestyle Research Centre at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia.

He has successfully established an internationally-recognised research program on the influence of physical activity and sedentary behavior in health and disease.

Prof Dunstan has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings, including the American Diabetes Association, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, American College of Sports Medicine and the Danish Society for Public Health .


  • 2006–present
    Head, Physical Activity Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute


  • 1998 
    The University of Western Australia, PhD

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Endocrinology (110306)