About the Centre
VU staff and students located within Western CHRE are primarily from the Colleges of Health & Biomedicine and Sport & Exercise Science. Our research is aligned to the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL) and the Centre for Chronic Disease (CCD).
Western CHRE also incorporates the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS).). AIMSS is a national reference centre for research into bone, muscle and ageing, with a focus on conditions related to chronic disease and ageing such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia, the central link being frailty and disability. AIMSS promotes disease prevention and evidence-based interventions, including exercise and nutrition, aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live and work.