The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition investigates physical activity and nutrition for population health, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

Priority Research Centre for
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION

Funding

Examples of Australian Research Council Grants

Title of project and names of project membersFunded byDurationTotal amount
Engaging economically disadvantaged adolescent girls in physical activity and healthy eating to improve health and prevent obesity

Members(s): Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely and Professor Ronald Plotnikoff.

Australian Research Council2010-2012$155,000
Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs

Members(s): Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan and Professor Robin Callister.

Australian Research Council2009-2012$239,993

Examples of National Health and Medical Research Grants

Title of project and names of project membersFunded byDurationTotal amount
Efficacy of exercise physiologist counselling in primary care patients: a RCT of two pragmatic approaches

Members(s): Associate Professor Erica James, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Doctor Natalie Johnson and Professor Ronald Plotnikoff.

National Health & Medical Research Council2011-2014$896,589
Optimising dietary intake and nutrition and weight related health outcomes across the life stages

Members(s): Professor Clare Collins.

National Health & Medical Research Council2010-2011$417,000
Long chain omega-3 poly unsaturated fatty acid and platelet function

Members(s): Professor Manohar Garg.

National Health & Medical Research Council2010-2011$50,000

Examples of Industry Funded Research Grants

Title of project and names of project membersFunded byDurationTotal amount
Does breastfeeding confer metabolic benefits which help to prevent diabetes in women?

Members(s): Hure, Norris and Collins.

Charitable Trust JHH2010$23,025
Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations

Members(s): Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Mr John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins and Ms Tracy Burrows.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation2010$24,994
Move More for Life: A tailored physical activity program for Australian breast cancer survivors

Members(s): Ms Camille Short, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Associate Professor Erica James and Professor Ronald Plotnikoff.

Cancer Institute NSW / Scholars Award2010$49,849
Physical Activity 4 every 1: an evidence-based approach to increasing physical activity levels of adolescents from economically disadvantaged schools

Members(s): Associate Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans and Doctor Elizabeth Campbell.

NSW Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme2010$586,420
Development of a short food frequency questionnaire which is validated for both children and adults for use as an educational tool by practitioners

Members(s): Professor Clare Collins, Ms Tracy Burrows and Mrs Maya Guest.

Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd2010-2011$171,522
The effects of non-anaemic iron deficiency on cognition, fatigue and mental health: a blinded randomised controlled trial of iron supplementation in women of childbearing age

Members(s): Doctor Amanda Patterson, Doctor Kerry Chalmers and Professor Clare Collins.

Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd2010-2011$111,460
Evaluation of innovative and cost effective community approaches to reduce obesity in men: The SHED-IT study

Members(s): Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Patrick McElduff and Professor Ronald Plotnikoff.

National Heart Foundation of Australia2010-2011$128,729
A study of Obesity and inflammation in Children with Asthma

Members(s): Doctor Lisa Wood and Professor Clare Collins.

Hunter Medical Research Institute2009-2011$50,000
Validation of energy intake and expenditure in young children using Food Frequency Questionnaires, doubly-labelled water and accelerometers

Members(s): Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan and Doctor Alexis Hure.

Hunter Medical Research Institute2009-2011$24,940
The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships

Members(s): Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Ms Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff and Professor Anthony Okely.

HRMI/Coal & Allied Trust2009-2011$524,453
Evaluation of a family-focused weight management program for parents using the after school setting

Members(s): Professor Clare Collins and Professor Philip Morgan.

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation2008-2011$75,000
A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase child physical activity during attendance at childcare

Members(s): Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Associate Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan and Ms Megan Freund.

Hunter Children's Research Foundation2010$24,547