Professor Mathers is Director of the cross-Faculty Human Nutrition Research Centre (HNRC) established in 1994. The HNRC was designated as a University Research Centre in November 2008. Currently approximately 73 staff and students work in the HNRC.
Principal Investigator for the LiveWell Project and a for a portfolio of other research projects in the areas of nutrition and the prevention of common non-transmissible diseases including colon cancer and cardiovascular disease. This work includes studies on the biological basis of ageing and ranges from molecular and cell biological studies through investigations in human volunteers to nutritional epidemiology.