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.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION

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The PRC is co-supported by the Faculty of Education and Arts (host faculty) and the Faculty of Health.

The PRC includes 37 University of Newcastle researchers (8 Principal and 29 Associate Researchers) from across the three Faculties (including at the Ourimbah campus) and 9 highly respected external Associate Researchers from national and international universities.

Currently there are over 33 RHD Students linked to the PRC and many Research Assistants.

Principal Investigators

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Professor & Chair PA & PHE
School of Education
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Professor Clare Collins

Professor
School of Health Sciences
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Professor Philip Morgan

Professor
School of Education
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Professor Robin Callister

Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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Professor Manohar Garg

Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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Associate Professor Erica James

Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Associate Professor David Lubans

Associate Professor
School of Education
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Professor Peter Howe

Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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University of Newcastle Associate Researchers

Dr Surinder Baines

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
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Conjoint Associate Professor Colin Bell

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr Leanne Brown

Lecturer
University Department of Rural Health
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Dr Tracy Burrows

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
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Associate Professor Pauline Chiarelli

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science
Phone: +61 2 4921 6046
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Dr Vivienne Chuter

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4349 4424
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Dr Ken Cliff

Lecturer
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 5049
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Ms Sarah Costigan

Associate Lecturer
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4985 4060
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Dr Ben Dascombe

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4348 4150
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Professor John Germov

Professor
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 6445
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Dr Benjamin Ewald

Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: +61 2 491 38405
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Professor Jennifer Gore

Professor
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 6864
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Mrs Maya Guest

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 7735
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Dr Lynette Guy

Casual Academic
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4348 4181
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Mrs Josephine Gwynn

Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: +61 2 4913 8745
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Dr Melanie Hayes

Lecturer in Oral Health
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4349 4514
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Ms Carole James

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 6632
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Dr Xanne Janse De Jonge

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4349 4566
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Dr Stephen Jelley

Associate Lecturer
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 5446
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Dr Natalie Johnson

Lecturer
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Professor Brian Kelly

Professor
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Mr Robert Lockie

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4349 4428
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Dr Lesley MacDonald Wicks

Program Convenor
School of Health Sciences
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Dr Amanda Patterson

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 6420
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Professor Darren Rivett

Professor
School of Health Sciences
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Mr Adrian Schultz

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4348 4151
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Dr Dean Sculley

Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4349 4596
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Professor Derek Smith

Professor
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4348 4021
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Dr Suzanne Snodgrass

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 2089
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Associate Professor Helen Warren Forward

Associate Professor
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 7142

Dr Lauren Williams

Senior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
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Dr Lisa Wood

Senior Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4985 5677
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External Associate Researchers

Professor Adrian Bauman

School of Public Health
Sydney University

Professor Wendy Brown

School of Human Movement Studies
The University of Queensland

Professor Kerry Couneya

Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Charles Foster

University Research Leader and Program Leader, British Heart Foundation, Health Promotion Research Group
University of Oxford - United Kingdom

Associate Professor Tony Okley

Faculty of Education
University of Wollongong

Professor Neville Owen

School of Population Health
The University of Queensland

Professor Kim Raine

CIHR / HSFC Applied Public Health AHFMR Health Senior Scholar Professor, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health
University of Alberta Canada

Associate Professor John Spence

Director of Sedentary Living Lab, Physical Education and Recreation Faculty, School of Public Health
University of Alberta Canada

Professor Helen Truby

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Monash University

Professor Sandra Capra

Centre for Allied Health Research and Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Quennsland Centre for Clinical Research
The University of Queensland

Our centre support staff

Kristen Saunders Kristen.Saunders@newcastle.edu.au

Andrew Miller Andrew.Miller@newcastle.edu.au

Tara Finn Tara.Finn@newcastle.edu.au

Myles Young Myles.Young@newcastle.edu.au

Alyce Cook Alyce.Cook@newcastle.edu.au

Melinda Neve Melinda.Neve@newcastle.edu.au

Melissa Fry Melissa.Fry@newcastle.edu.au

Hayley Scott Hayley.Scott@newcastle.edu.au

Airlie Johnson Airlie.Johnson@newcastle.edu.au

Wayne Durand Wayne.Durand@newcastle.edu.au