Upstream Team

We are a scientific centre of expertise on environmental determinants of physical activity, dietary behaviours and chronic disease risk.

We seek to gain knowledge in the spaces, places and conditions which shape lifestyle behaviours in adults, and explore how these relate to obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

By providing evidence and knowledge for action we support the prevention and reduction of lifestyle related chronic diseases.


The strength of the Upstream Team is the expertise across and within the domains (Environments, Behaviours, Health outcomes).

Learn more, join the Upstream Community  and see how you can collaborate, or take a look at our work and the resources for research