Becoming a Member of the PRCHB
The Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour Research welcomes new members.
An individual is able to become a member of the PRC through an application to the PRC Executive demonstrating that they meet the following criteria:
• demonstrated interest in health behaviour research through research activity and/or practice
• willingness to comply with the principles and policies governing the conduct of research at the University of Newcastle
• willingness to have their research outputs attributed to the PRC
2. Capacity to apply for/receive PRC funding/access to resources
The PRC has clearly stated objectives relating to the enhancement of health behaviour research outputs. The PRC has agreed on merit-based mechanisms for the disbursement of its funds in a manner that is directed at the achievement of these objectives.
The ability of a PRC member to receive PRC funds, or to access PRC resources is determined by:
• the research being aligned with the PRC objectives of enhancing peer reviewed publications, PhD completions, establishment of research fellowships, and/or successful competitive grants in the field of health behaviour research.
• the research being worthy of support according to agreed PRC assessment procedures
Health behaviour research is defined for the purposes of the PRC as research undertaken to produce knowledge regarding:
• the behavioural, psychological, social and environmental factors that influence how people stay healthy, why they become ill, and how they respond when they are ill
• the development of reliable and valid measures of those factors and of health-related outcomes
• the design, development and evaluation of interventions, at both individual and systems levels, to modify such factors and/or improve wellbeing and quality of life
The ability of a person to receive PRC funds, or to access PRC resources is not defined or constrained by the organisational unit, professional discipline or field of research to which they belong.