Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD)

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is Australia’s first research centre dedicated to the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes and focused on improving the quality of life of all people affected by diabetes in Australia. The Centre works to build and promote the evidence base to inform and create policy to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

The ACBRD is currently involved in some exciting projects including:

  • Diabetes and eye health: developing effective communications to increase intentions to attend eye screening. In collaboration with Diabetes Australia  Vic and Vision 2020 Australia, the project aims to develop and evaluate effective communications about eye health and retinal screening for people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Diabetes MILES  Australia 2014 Youth Survey in collaboration with Diabetes Australia  Vic and Charles Darwin University. Building on the strong brand of the Diabetes MILES Study, this survey will investigate five main themes in a self-report internet survey of young NDSS registrants and their parents.
  • Diabetes PACT (Physical Activity Challenges and Triumphs) Study. Working with Dr Kylie Mosely from the Australian Catholic University, NSW, this project uses a comprehensive theory of health behaviour change to (1) understand the factors affecting the promotion of increased levels of PA among adults with T2DM by primary care health professionals, and (2) determine whether the low levels of PA among Australian adults with type 2 diabetes are due to lack of knowledge about the importance of PA, or lack of support, motivation, or behavioural skills.


For more information on the ACBRD's past and current research projects, visit

Contact Us

Office address:
The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes
206 Queensbury Street
VIC 3000

Phone: (03) 8648 1844  

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is a partnership for better health between:


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