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Professor Morgan is a co-director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition and lecturer in the School of Education. He graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) in 1997. He completed his PhD in 2003 which focused on primary school physical education and won both local and national awards. His research program is focused on the impact of school- and community- based interventions to prevent or treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations. As a chief investigator he has secured grants of over $4 million from: NH&MRC, ARC Discovery, ARC Linkage, Heart Foundation, NSW Health and Industry community grants. He has developed and led a number of major projects including the national and international award winning Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids program. His work in teaching research and the community has been recognised with national and international awards including 10 university teaching excellence awards (4 national) and five national/international research awards which highlight his career focus on the teaching/research nexus. Professor Morgan also has delivered numerous invited local, state and national presentations related to both his research and teaching.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 02/05/2003
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), University of Newcastle, 02/05/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Community- and school-based interventions to prevent/treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations
  • Obesity
  • Parenting and physical activity/nutrition
  • Primary school health and physical education

Research expertise

Targeted community-based interventions to prevent and treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations.

School-based interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating.

Obesity in men.

The role of fathers in promoting physical activity and healthy eating to their children.

Parenting practices relating to physical activity and healthy eating.

Physical education in primary schools.

Teaching of fundamental movement skills.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111799Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified40
110699Human Movement And Sports Science Not Elsewhere Classified35
111199Nutrition And Dietetics Not Elsewhere Classified25

Awards

Undergraduate Awards

1997University Medal in Health and Physical Education
University of Newcastle (Australia)

Industry Award

2013Winner, National Preventive Health Award for the Workplace POWER program - Tomago Aluminium
Australian National Preventive Health Agency (Australia)
As one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of aluminium products, Tomago Aluminium identified the need to improve the health and well-being of its 1000 employees and engaged the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute to develop a workplace program targeting the predominantly male workforce. The Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity without Eating like a Rabbit) program provided education sessions about energy balance, the challenges of shift work relating to diet and exercise, and behaviour change strategies and has seen participants experience improvements in both their health and worksite outcomes.
2011Excellence in Safety to Tomago Aluminium for the Workplace POWER program
Hunter Manufacturing Award (Australia)

Recognition.

2014National Excellence in Obesity Prevention Award for the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids Program
Collaboration on Obesity Prevention (COOPS) (Australia)
National Excellence in Obesity Prevention Award for the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids Program

Research Award.

2012Young Researcher of the Year Award for Australasia in Humanities and Social Sciences
Scopus (Australia)
Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award (2012) for Australasia in Humanities and Social Sciences.
2012Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence, 2012
2010Poster Prize for Best Research Project in Public Health and Policy
XI International Congress on Obesity (Sweden)
2009Young Tall Poppy Award
Australian Institute of Policy and Science (Australia)
2009Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Award: Asics Medal - Best Paper Overall
2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, the Sixth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference and the Seventh National Physical Activity Conference (Australia)
2009Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Award: Best Paper - Health Promotion
2009 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, the Sixth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference and the Seventh National Physical Activity Conference (Australia)
2009Hunter Medical Research Institute PULSE Early Career Researcher of the Year award
Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia)
2004Australian Council for Health, PE, & Recreation /AARE Biennial Doctoral Thesis Award
Australian Council for Health, PE, & Recreation (Australia)
2003Newcastle Institute for Educational Research Doctoral Prize for Best PhD
Newcastle Institute for Educational Research (Australia)

Service and Community Awards

2011Leadership Award
University of Newcastle and FordComm. (Australia)
2010NSW Community Father of the Year Award - Special Commendation
Australian Father of the Year Council (Australia)

Teaching Excellence Award

2012Australian Award for University Teaching: Teaching Excellence
Office for Learning & Teaching (Australia)
Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence
2010University Teacher of the Year (Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence)
Newcastle University (Australia)
2010Faculty of Education & Arts Teaching Excellence Award
Newcastle University (Australia)
Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence
2007Pearson Education Teacher Educator of the Year
Australian Teacher Education Association (Australia)
2006Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Australia)
2006Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching - Teaching Excellence
Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Australia)
2006NSW Minister for Education & Training Quality Teaching Award
Australian College of Educators (Australia)
2006Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
University of Newcastle (Australia)
2006Australian Teacher Educator of the Year
Australian Teacher Education Association (Australia)
2005Early Career Academic Award, 2005 (Vice Chancellors Awards for Teaching Excellence)
University of Newcastle (Australia)
2005University Teacher of the Year (Vice Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence)
University of Newcastle (Australia)
2004University of Newcastle Excellence in Teaching Award - Special Commendation (2004)
University of Newcastle (Australia)

Undergraduate Awards

1996HW Gillard Prize in Physical Education
(Australia)

University Fellowships

2011Mid Career Research Fellow (Educational Research Institute, Newcastle)
Newcastle University (Australia)

Invitations

Fathers and child obesity prevention: Do dads matter?
Child Obesity Treatment and Prevention Seminar, HMRI, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2014
Workplace health programs- Men are interested in health
Healthier Workplace WA Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2014
Physical activity & sport in primary schools
DEC School Sport Unit State planning conference, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2013
Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids- how to engage fathers in physical activity that impacts on the whole family’s wellbeing
Special Olympics Health Symposium, ‘Our Time to Shine Health Symposium’, Newcastle, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2013
Targeted interventions for weight loss in men
Western Australian Healthy Workplace Support Service, Workplace Health Forum, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2013
Obesity, exercise and men
The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) annual conference, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2013
Schools, teachers and physical education
International Congress of Physical Activity and Public Health Conference, Australia (Invited distinguished discussant)
2012
Interventions for physical activity and sedentary behaviour
International Congress of Physical Activity and Public Health Conference: '2020 vision' , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2012
The Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating Like a Rabbit) program: A workplace-based weight loss program to improve both health and work-related outcomes
2nd International Life Sciences Institute / Centre for Health Innovation and Partnership , Australia (Plenary Speaker)
2011
Family-based approaches to improving children’s health
Launch of the ABC Children’s Research Network, Australia (Keynote Address)
2011
Promoting family health by targeting fathers: Implementing the evidence-based ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program in a community setting
Asia-Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome: Meeting the cardio-metabolic challenges of the 21st century, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2011
Child obesity prevention: interventions engaging mums and dads
Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2011
Engaging fathers to improve family health: Translating the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program in a community setting
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2011
Targeted Interventions to prevent and treat obesity in children
Youth, Sport and Health Research Network Seminar, University of Sydney, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2010
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program: Engaging overweight dads to promote family health
Performance Hunter New England Area Health Service Staff Annual Conference , Australia (Keynote Address)
2010
No Guts All Glory: Engaging Men in Weight Loss
Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle. , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2010
The role of the food environment in influencing childrens consumption
Australian Sports Commission Sites and Sports Forum (Sydney), Australia (Invited Presenter)
2010
Research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: Enhancing productivity as a university academic
ATN Early Career Academic Symposium Australian Technology Teaching Network Teaching and Learning Committee, QUT, Brisbane, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
Research into Practice: Increasing Childrens Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity
Australian Sports Commission AASC NSW State Conference, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009
Making Sense of the Obesity Epidemic: Rumours, confusion and hope?
Australian Sports Commission NSW State Conference, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2009
Rules of Engagement for Generation Y am I here?
ACHPER NSW Tertiary Educators Forum, Sydney, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
Weight Reduction in Men
Hunter Medical Research Institute Lecture Series, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
Family Wellbeing: Raising Active Children in an Inactive World
Hunter Medical Research Institute Community Forums , Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes at University
James Cook University, Cairns & Townsville campus, Qld, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
The importance of positive childhood sporting experiences for a lifetime of activity
Australian Sports Commission Sports Network Breakfast, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2008
Quality Improvements in University Teaching
Teaching Excellence Showcase, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld., Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
Teaching Matters in Higher Education
ATN Early Career Academic Symposium Australian Technology Teaching Network Teaching and Learning Committee, Sydney, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Enhancing Education through Engagement and Evaluation
Queensland University of Technology Teaching Fellows Symposium, Brisbane, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
The Research-Teaching nexus
NSW Teacher Education Annual Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2008
Quality Teaching at University: Engaging Students and Evaluating Practice
National Forum on the Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching, Melbourne, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
School-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity
Nutrition Society of Australia Meeting - The Science Behind Weight Management, Australia (Invited Presenter)
2007

James Cook University, Qld Townsville and Cairns Campuses, Australia (Distinguished Visitor)
2008

Central Queensland University, Qld Campuses , Australia (Distinguished Visitor)
2008

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , Australia (Distinguished Visitor)
2007

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Engaging students
  • Evaluating teaching
  • Primary school health and physical education
  • Quality teaching

Teaching expertise

EDUC3034, Teaching & Learning in Primary PDHPE

EDUC2514, Primary Kinetics (Games and Sports)

EDUC3032, PE Studies 5 (Football)

EDUC6801, Teaching Practice in K-6 PDHPE

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants49
Total funding$3,708,040

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2015 (1 grants)

Scheduling frequent opportunities for outdoor play – a simple approach to increase physical activity in childcare$350,732
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$350,73220152016
GNo:G1400149

2014 (7 grants)

Engaging dads and daughters to increase physical activity and social and emotional well-being in pre-adolescent girls: The DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program$327,813
Funding Body: Port Waratah Coal Services Limited

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Mrs Alyce Barnes, Ms Narelle Eather, Mr Myles Young
SchemeRole
Community Investment and Partnership ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$327,81320142016
GNo:G1401411

Engaging fathers to improve physical activity levels and social-emotional well-being in their daughters: The DADEE (Dads And Daughters Enjoying Exercise) study$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Ms Narelle Eather, Mrs Alyce Barnes
SchemeRole
Youth Research Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301335

Evaluation of a multi-component intervention to reduce screen-time in adolescents: The ‘Stand Up for Healthy Minds’ study$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Ms Narelle Eather
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020142014
GNo:G1301432

Long-term follow up of the PULSE Type 2 Diabetes prevention program for men$24,775
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,77520142014
GNo:G1301374

Efficacy of a Home-based Resistance Training Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1301395

Using focus groups to understand young adult males motivators and barriers to participating in a Healthy Lifestyle Program$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301360

Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural, Nutrition and Physical Activity, San Diego USA, 21-24 May 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400593

2013 (1 grants)

Translation of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program in local communities: Transitioning for sustainability$73,436
Funding Body: Coal & Allied Trust

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73,43620132014
GNo:G1301006

2012 (5 grants)

Increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour to improve health and wellbeing in adolescent boys from disadvantaged schools$261,837
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Kerry Dally, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$261,83720122014
GNo:G1100085

Thinking while moving: Development of a curriculum-based physical activity integration program in the primary school$54,568
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Mr Nick Riley, Doctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$54,56820122013
GNo:G1201201

Feasibility and efficacy of a diet and exercise prevention program for men at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes$51,960
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,96020122012
GNo:G1200815

Reducing mid-aged men’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes$19,680
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,68020122013
GNo:G1200853

Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, 18-20 Oct 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200872

2011 (8 grants)

Physical Activity and Nutrition: The University of Newcastle's Approach Toward Better Population Health and Education$321,711
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Professor Manohar Garg, Associate Professor Erica James, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Priority Research CentreInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$321,71120112015
GNo:G1100058

The Supporting Children's Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) study$220,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$220,00020112014
GNo:G1100880

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$110,000
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Promotion Demonstration Research Grant SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$110,00020112011
GNo:G1100605

HNEPH Health Promotion Demonstration Grant- PA4E1$87,875
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
SchemeRole
Promotion Demonstration Research Grant SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$87,87520112011
GNo:G1100762

FamilyFIT: An innovative approach to increasing physical activity for the whole family$21,000
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Erica James, Ms Lorraine Paras, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Marita Lynagh
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$21,00020112011
GNo:G1001012

Engaging men to maintain weight loss using innovative and cost-effective interventions: The SHED-IT weight loss maintenance pilot study$19,800
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Mr Chris Doran
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,80020112011
GNo:G1101216

The Fit-4-Fun Program: promoting fitness and health in primary school children$2,000
Funding Body: Sports Medicine Australia

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Ms Narelle Eather
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100582

2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia, 15 - 18 June 2011$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020112011
GNo:G1100265

2010 (7 grants)

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453
Funding Body: Coal & Allied Trust

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$524,45320102012
GNo:G1000001

Engaging economically disadvantaged adolescent girls in physical activity and healthy eating to improve health and prevent obesity$155,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$155,00020102012
GNo:G0190012

Evaluation of innovative and cost effective community approaches to reduce obesity in men: The SHED-IT study$128,729
Funding Body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Grant-In-AidChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$128,72920102011
GNo:G0190315

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Tracy Burrows
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,99420102010
GNo:G0900155

A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase child physical activity during attendance at childcare$24,547
Funding Body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Ms Megan Freund
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,54720102010
GNo:G0900142

PULSE - Early Career Medical Research of the Year Award$9,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
PULSE Early Career Researcher of the Year AwardChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020102010
GNo:G0900141

International Congress on Obesity 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 - 15 July 2010$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020102010
GNo:G1000546

2009 (8 grants)

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$239,993
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$239,99320092012
GNo:G0189752

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$94,050
Funding Body: SP Health Co. Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,05020092011
GNo:G0189753

Does the HIKCUPS weight managment program for overweight children work in the parents' workplace or in sfter school care settings$68,181
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Tracy Burrows
SchemeRole
Newcastle Permanent Building SocietyInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,18120092011
GNo:G0189768

Evaluation of a workplace based weight-loss program for men: The Workplace POWER trial at Tomago$35,000
Funding Body: Tomago Aluminium

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
SchemeRole
Research ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,00020092010
GNo:G0190642

Validation of energy intake and expenditure in young children using Food Frequency Questionnaires, doubly-labelled water and accelerometers.$24,940
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Alexis Hure
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,94020092009
GNo:G0190405

Promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among low-SES adolescent boys$9,905
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Youth Research Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,90520092009
GNo:G0189812

Girls in sport intervention and research project 2008-2011$7,327
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,32720092011
GNo:G0190216

Development of the SHED-IT weight loss programs for men.$4,085
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,08520092009
GNo:G0190388

2008 (5 grants)

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189179

Evaluation of the benefit of a school garden$41,284
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$41,28420082008
GNo:G0188614

Strategies to increase effectiveness of an internet weight management program on weight loss and weight loss maintenance long-term$22,500
Funding Body: SP Health Co. Pty Ltd

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,50020082009
GNo:G0188957

Validation of child and parent reported dietary intake via The Australian Child and Adolescent Eating Survey$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189394

The Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Hamiliton Island, 16/10/2008 - 18/10/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189253

2007 (2 grants)

Evaluation of an Internet-based Weight Loss Program for Men$14,796
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,79620072007
GNo:G0187848

PACE Yourself 2007 - The 25th ACHPER National/International Biennial Conference, Esplande Hotel Fremantle WA, 3/10/2007 - 6/10/2007$1,680
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,68020072007
GNo:G0188040

2006 (1 grants)

10th International Congress on Obesity, 3-8 September 2006, Sydney$1,240
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,24020062006
GNo:G0186930

2005 (2 grants)

Effect of a weight management program for overweight and obese children: A randomised controlled trial$173,601
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Dr Julie Steele, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor L Baur
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$173,60120052007
GNo:G0185030

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 11-15 April 2005$2,383
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,38320052005
GNo:G0185106

2004 (2 grants)

The classroom teacher and physical education: An investigation into key factors affecting the delivery of physical education programs in the primary school$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020042004
GNo:G0184004

AARE International Educational Research Annual Conference, 28 November - 2 December 2004$715
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$71520042004
GNo:G0184599
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions14
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL4.18

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorA Longitudinal Assessment of the Relationship Between Motor Skill Proficiency and Physical Activity in Youth.
20142020PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorA Multi-Component Intervention in Disadvantaged Secondary Schools to Reduce the Decline in Adolescent Physical Activity
20142017PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorEvaluation of a Multi-Component Screen-Time Reduction Intervention in Adolescents: The 'Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds' Study
20132017PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorCan young men change their lifestyle? A novel way to improve health.
20132018PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Measurement of Physical Activity: An Examination of the Adolescent Population
20132016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorImproving the Health and Well Being of Adolescent Boys From Disadvantaged Communities
20132016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Supporting Children's Outcomes Using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) Group Randomised Controlled Trial: A Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skills Intervention for Primary Schools in Low-Income Communities
20122014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe M.A.D.E (Mothers and Daughters Exercising) 4 Life Pilot Randomised Control Trial: A Theory-Based, Physical Activity Intervention Targeting Mothers and Their Daughters
20112015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of the 'Healthy Dads Healthy Kids' Lifestyle Program for Overweight Fathers and their Children on Key Obesity-Related Parenting Variables
20112015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorPhysical Activity During Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Men: An Experimental Application of Social Cognitive Theory
20112015PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorThe Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Lifestyle Program on Weight Loss and Biomarkers in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
20112017PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorDevelopment and Evaluation of a Primary School-Based Program to Integrate Physical Activity Across the Curriculum: the E.A.S.Y Minds Program
20092014PhD (Behavioural Science)Co-SupervisorA Family-Based Approach to Increasing Physical Activity in Children
19992010PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorA Causal Analysis of the Relationship between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Student Achievement

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe Fit-4-Fun Study: Promoting Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Primary School-Aged Children
2014PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorDietary Intake and Physical Activity Behaviour Change for Weight Gain Prevention in Mid-Age Australian Women
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorNutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) Group Randomised Controlled Trial: Evaluation of a School-based Obesity Prevention Program for Adolescent Girls from Low-income Communities
2012M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorFeasibility of the 'Girls Recreational Activity Support Program using Information Technology' (GRASP-IT) Pilot Study: A Randomised Controlled Trial to Increase Physical Activity Among Older Adolescent Girls using a Social Networking Website
2011PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics)Co-SupervisorInnovative Approaches to Treat Overweight and Obesity in Adults: An Investigation of a Commercial Web-based Weight Loss Program
2009PHD Education Not Elswr Classified
University of Sydney
Co-SupervisorDoes FMS proficiency as a child influence physical activity as an adolescent?: The Physical Activity and Skills Study (PASS)
2008PHD Education Not Elswr Classified
University of Wollongong
Co-SupervisorPromoting Skills, Confidence and Physical Activity in Overweight Children: The HIKCUPS Physical Activity Treatment Program
2007PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Relationship Between Student Literacy Diversity, Instructional Differentiation and Academic Engagement in Inclusive Primary Classrooms
2006PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorLearning English as a Foreign Language in Bali: The Relationship Between Student Beliefs and Language Strategies
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Professor Philip Morgan

Work Phone(02) 4921 7265
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Email
PositionProfessor
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Callaghan
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Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/philip-morgan