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Professor Philip Morgan

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School of Education

Placing weight on men’s obesity

Internationally-renowned obesity expert for men, Professor Philip Morgan, believes children can help their fathers become healthier and through a suite of innovative programs he is proving that a family approach to fitness is key to tackling one of the world's major public health epidemics.

Professor Philip Morgan 

The Co-Director of the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, Professor Morgan's dedication and commitment to addressing obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles in children has seen him receive 27 academic awards - including nine national and international research excellence awards - over the past six years.

The world-first Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids program is one example of the obesity prevention initiatives Professor Morgan has designed that has been proven to help fathers manage their weight, engage children to eat more healthily, be more active and improve the overall quality of life of families.

"Men are seriously under-represented in weight loss research, which is a major concern considering 70 per cent of Australian males are considered to be overweight or obese," said Professor Morgan.

"Dads initially sign up to our programs to lose a few kilos, thinking that it would also be nice to spend some quality time with their kids participating in some fun physical activities," he said.

"During the program they come to understand the profound influence that their parenting practices, actions, behaviours, and attitudes have on their children – this realisation becomes a driving force behind their motivation to get fit and become more engaged in their children's lives."

The multi-award winning, evidence-based program uses the novel concept of reciprocal reinforcement by encouraging children to act as 'little personal trainers' for their dads in the home. In turn, the fathers are motivated by the importance of role modelling to engage with their children.

"The magic in Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids comes from both the dads and kids working together, motivated to help each other, and in turn changing their own behaviours," said Professor Morgan.

"For example, the children are told it's your job to help Dad eat well, so it's important for you to eat your veggies at the dinner table because these veggies are really important for your Dad and he might copy you. 

"Similarly, Dads in the program are shown how influential they can be in getting children to eat veggies by trying them in front of their children. In doing so, both are eating veggies for each other and may not have done it for themselves."

The physical activity sessions are interactive, highly active, fun and focus on elements found in extensive research to be associated with optimal child development outcomes across physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains. This includes fundamental movement skills, health-related fitness-based activities and rough-and-tumble play. The program also has the added benefit of helping fathers become more involved with all aspects of their children's lives, leading to enhanced social and emotional well-being for their children.

Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids has been tested through University of Newcastle-based trials and evaluated through numerous local community roll-outs across the Upper Hunter and Hunter Valley, and Great Lakes regions in New South Wales, Australia. Resources are available for communities and organisations anywhere in the world, with many of the messages transcending cultures.

"In general, a father's love for his child, his desire to do his best for that child, and the unique way fathers' play, physically interact and engage with their children; are universal feelings and behaviours that are incorporated and targeted in the program as motivating factors to deliver results in sustainable lifestyle change."

Tapping into the psyche of men has also been key to the success of Professor Morgan's other key research programs, with Morgan stating that, compared to women, men are reluctant to sign up to weight loss programs.

"The lack of understanding of motivators for weight-loss for men has led to programs that do not account for gender differences in design and delivery, and many men consider them to be unappealing," Professor Morgan said.

"This is concerning, especially since the burden of disease falls disproportionately with men due to greater abdominal fat tissue which greatly increases their cardiovascular disease risk," he said.

"With obesity costing the Australian economy approximately $60 billion per year, there is a real need for evidence-based, realistic, wide-reaching and easily disseminated programs that take into account the male physiological and psychological profile."

Professor Morgan's internationally acclaimed programs help men lose weight but don't outlaw the beer or foods they enjoy or make participants undertake unsustainable exercise regimes.

In the SHED-IT program, weight loss messages are tailored for blokes and delivered in a light hearted manner with the latest research simplified in an understandable and palatable manner. The program also utilises technology and engages with participants through a DVD, the internet, video messages and SMS.

SHED-IT has been described by the prestigious Annals of Behavioral Medicine journal as "a momentous step toward addressing the long overlooked need to develop behavioural weight control programs that appeal predominantly to men and have wide reaching potential to impact obesity among the male half of our population."

Professor Morgan's Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit) is targeted directly towards men and is delivered in the workplace. The program uses a DVD resource or information session, an interactive website and a number of gender-tailored resources to educate men on how to improve their own lifestyles. Workplace POWER was recognised with an inaugural National Preventative Health Award in 2013 for the best intiative in Workplace Health and Well-being for large workplaces. 

"Instead of prescriptive diets to follow – which is likely to turn men off - these programs educate men about embedding physical activity and healthy eating into their day and use language and approaches they understand and relate to," adds Professor Morgan.

"This can range from teaching them how to read food labels to understanding energy balance, overcoming urges and increasing incidental activity."

Well regarded in his field, Professor Morgan has secured grants from the NH&MRC, Australian Research Council Discovery, Australian Research Council Linkage, Heart Foundation, NSW Health and large industry and community grants to help address the growing epidemic.

Watch the video below to hear Professor Morgan's tips on the best ways to make health messages memorable and engaging for staff in workplace programs.

Professor Philip Morgan

Placing weight on men’s obesity

Internationally-renowned obesity expert for men, Professor Philip Morgan, believes children can help their fathers become healthier and through a suite of innovative programs he is proving that a family approach to fitness is key to tackling one of the world's…

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Tailor-made health education

Professor Philip Morgan is tackling the national obesity epidemic by developing innovative, targeted weight-loss education programs grounded in strong science.

Phil Morgan in the gym 

Professor Philip Morgan has a national icon in his sights: the much-maligned Aussie beer gut. The Co-Director of the University of Newcastle's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and 2012 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year, has waged a personal war on expanding waistlines by designing and delivering a suite of health education programs that have changed the body shapes and lives of many participants.

By recognising the importance of tailoring health messages for specific demographic sub-groups, Morgan has achieved significant success with programs promoting weight loss, healthy eating and exercise, particularly with high-risk male cohorts that health educators have traditionally found difficult to reach.

His high-profile programs include the men's online weight-loss program SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise and Diet Using Information Technology); Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids, which encourages overweight fathers to be healthy role models for their children; and Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating Like a Rabbit), which targets overweight male shiftworkers.

"People wrongly accuse men of being disinterested in weight loss, but if you design customised programs that appeal to men, it is easy to push the right buttons to engage them and rouse their interest and motivation," Morgan says.

"By creating programs that specifically speak to men, that allow them to not give up some of their 'dietary luxuries' and don't require frequent and potentially time-consuming face-to-face contact, they respond enthusiastically and achieve great weight-loss outcomes." 

Morgan's academic background is in health and physical education but the Faculty of Education and Arts researcher has built multidisciplinary expertise that draws from the fields of medicine, nutrition, psychology, epidemiology and health promotion.

Drawing from his teaching expertise, he has adopted a 'hands-on' approach to research, from supervising recruitment to delivering intervention sessions, featuring in DVDs and website blogs and training community facilitators. He uses the insight gleaned from those frontline activities to inform his innovative methods and ensure the key messages of each program remain relevant to their respective audiences.

Children's health and wellbeing is also a focus for Morgan and his work as part of a wider University of Newcastle research team evaluating targeted physical activity and healthy eating interventions in a host of school and community settings has been nationally and internationally recognised. As a chief investigator he has attracted more than $4 million in government and external funding from sources including the Australian Research Council, National Health and Medical Research Council, NSW Health, Coal & Allied, Tomago Aluminium, the Department of Education and Communities and the Heart Foundation.

Over the past six years, Morgan's work in research, teaching and the community has been recognised with more than 20 major academic awards, including the Scopus Award, a Young Tall Poppy Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science in 2009 and four national awards for teaching excellence.

Morgan won the Humanities and Social Science category of the Scopus Awards and is the first University of Newcastle researcher to receive the accolade. The awards recognise outstanding researchers under the age of 40 in Australasia who have made significant contributions in their areas of research.

The weight-loss programs Morgan has developed have matured into ongoing, community-based programs that not only play an important role in addressing the national obesity epidemic but also make a real difference to the quality of life of many individuals.

"An underlying philosophy of all our programs is teaching people how to lose weight in a sustainable and realistic manner, so we promote the mantra that whatever changes in your lifestyle you make to lose weight, you need to be prepared to maintain them for the rest of your life," he says.

"Obesity is a major community health problem in Australia, which affects 70 per cent of men, 55 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children and costs the country billions of dollars in direct and indirect health care costs every year. I am passionate about engaging and educating our community to address this serious national public health issue and improving the quality of life of Australians."

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Phil Morgan in the gym

Tailor-made health education

Professor Philip Morgan is tackling the national obesity epidemic by developing innovative, targeted weight-loss programs grounded in strong science.

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Morgan is Deputy-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 $11 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 targeting men and fathers including the Workplace POWER and SHED-IT Men's weight loss programs; the national and international award winning Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids program; and Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered (DADEE) program. His work in teaching research and the community has been recognised with national and international awards including 13 university teaching excellence awards (4 national) and 21 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.

Research Expertise
Targeted community-based interventions to increase physical activity and prevent/treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations. School-based interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Obesity in men. Engaging fathers to promote physical activity, healthy eating and social-emotional well-being to their children. Parenting practices relating to physical activity, healthy eating and social-emotional well-being. Physical education in primary schools. Engaging girls in physical activity. Teaching of fundamental movement skills.

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, EDUC4107, Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Community- and school-based interventions to prevent/treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations
  • Engaging students
  • Evaluating teaching
  • Family health
  • Fathers
  • Obesity
  • Parenting and physical activity/nutrition
  • Primary school health and physical education
  • Quality teaching

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 35
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 25
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2011 -  Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/06/2008 - 1/06/2011 Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/06/2008 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/02/2003 - 1/12/2006 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/02/2002 - 1/12/2002 Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2017 - 22/09/2017 Acting Co-Director, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Univeristy of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Deputy Director, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition The University of Newcastle
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2001 Postgraduate Travel Award
Australian Association for Research in Education

Recipient

Year Award
2015 Winner of the ASICS Best Paper for Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Sports Medicine Australia
2015 Newcastle Innovation: Excellence in Innovation Award
Newcastle Innovation
2013 Winner, National Preventive Health Award for the Workplace POWER program - Tomago Aluminium
ANPHA (Australian National Preventive Health Agency)
2012 Australian Award for University Teaching: Teaching Excellence
Commonwealth Office for Learning and Teaching
2011 University of Newcastle & FordComm Leadership Award
University of Newcastle
2011 Excellence in Safety to Tomago Aluminium for the Workplace POWER program
Hunter Manufacturing Awards
2011 Mid Career Research Fellow (Educational Research Institute, Newcastle)
University of Newcastle
2010 NSW Community Father of the Year Award - Special Commendation
Unknown
2010 Faculty of Education & Arts Teaching Excellence Award
University of Newcastle
2010 University Teacher of the Year (Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence)
University of Newcastle
2007 Pearson Education Teacher Educator of the Year
Australian Teacher Education Association
2006 Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
University of Newcastle
2006 NSW Minister for Education & Training Quality Teaching Award
Australian College of Educators
2006 Australian Teacher Educator of the Year
Australian Teacher Education Association
2006 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching - Teaching Excellence
Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2006 Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2005 University Teacher of the Year (Vice Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence)
University of Newcastle
2005 Early Career Academic Award, 2005 (Vice Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence)
University of Newcastle
2004 University of Newcastle Excellence in Teaching Award - Special Commendation (2004)
University of Newcastle
1996 Outstanding Teaching Performance in Health and Physical Education
The University of Newcastle

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Best Community Engagement Collaboration for Healthy Dads', Healthy Kids'
Business / Higher Education Round Table
2014 National Excellence in Obesity Prevention Award for the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids Program
Collaboration of Community-based Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS Collaboration)
2013 Outstanding Contribution to Men's Physical Wellbeing - National Finalist
Australian Men's Health Forum
1996 Outstanding Academic Achievement in Health and Physical Education
The University of Newcastle

Research Award

Year Award
2015 Community Acknowledgement of Research Excellence (C.A.R.E) Award in Quality Improvement - Healthy Dads', Healthy Kids'
Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
2015 Hunter Medical Research Institute: Director's Award for Mid-Career Research
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
2015 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Supervision Excellence
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence
University of Newcastle
2012 Young Researcher of the Year Award for Australasia in Humanities and Social Sciences
Elsevier Australia
2010 ASICS Best Paper - Physical Activity and Health Promotion (Co-Author)
Australian Sports Medicine
2010 Poster Prize for Best Research Project in Public Health and Policy
Unknown
2009 Australian Sports Medicine Federation Fellows Award: Best Paper - Health Promotion
Sports Medicine Australia
2009 Hunter Medical Research Institute PULSE Early Career Researcher of the Year award
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
2009 Young Tall Poppy Award
AIPS (Australian Institute of Policy and Science)
2004 Australian Council for Health, PE, & Recreation /AARE Biennial Doctoral Thesis Award
Australian Council of Health Physical Education and Recreation
2003 Newcastle Institute for Educational Research Doctoral Prize for Best PhD
Unknown

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2008
Organisation: Central Queensland University, Qld Campuses Description:
2008
Organisation: James Cook University, Qld Townsville and Cairns Campuses Description:
2007
Organisation: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Description:

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Workplace health programs- Men are interested in health
Organisation: Healthier Workplace WA Conference
2011 Family-based approaches to improving children’s health
Organisation: Launch of the ABC Children’s Research Network
2010 Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program: Engaging overweight dads to promote family health
Organisation: Performance Hunter New England Area Health Service Staff Annual Conference Description:

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Schools, teachers and physical education
Organisation: International Congress of Physical Activity and Public Health Conference
2011 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
Organisation: 2nd International Life Sciences Institute / Centre for Health Innovation and Partnership
2009 Rules of Engagement for Generation Y am I here?
Organisation: ACHPER NSW Tertiary Educators Forum, Sydney Description:
2009 Research-informed teaching and teaching-informed research: Enhancing productivity as a university academic
Organisation: ATN Early Career Academic Symposium Australian Technology Teaching Network Teaching and Learning Committee, QUT, Brisbane Description:
2008 The Research-Teaching nexus
Organisation: NSW Teacher Education Annual Conference Description:
2008 Enhancing Education through Engagement and Evaluation
Organisation: Queensland University of Technology Teaching Fellows Symposium, Brisbane Description:
2008 Quality Improvements in University Teaching
Organisation: Teaching Excellence Showcase, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld. Description:
2008 Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes at University
Organisation: James Cook University, Cairns & Townsville campus, Qld Description:
2007 Quality Teaching at University: Engaging Students and Evaluating Practice
Organisation: National Forum on the Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching, Melbourne Description:
2007 Teaching Matters in Higher Education
Organisation: ATN Early Career Academic Symposium Australian Technology Teaching Network Teaching and Learning Committee, Sydney Description:

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Fathers and child obesity prevention: Do dads matter?
Organisation: Child Obesity Treatment and Prevention Seminar, HMRI
2013 Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids- how to engage fathers in physical activity that impacts on the whole family’s wellbeing
Organisation: Special Olympics Health Symposium, ‘Our Time to Shine Health Symposium’, Newcastle
2013 Obesity, exercise and men
Organisation: The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) annual conference
2013 Targeted interventions for weight loss in men
Organisation: Western Australian Healthy Workplace Support Service, Workplace Health Forum
2013 Physical activity & sport in primary schools
Organisation: DEC School Sport Unit State planning conference
2012 Interventions for physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Organisation: International Congress of Physical Activity and Public Health Conference: '2020 vision' Description: ‘2020 vision: Interventions for physical activity and sedentary behaviour’
2011 Child obesity prevention: interventions engaging mums and dads
Organisation: Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting
2011 Engaging fathers to improve family health: Translating the ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program in a community setting
Organisation: Deakin University, Melbourne
2011 Promoting family health by targeting fathers: Implementing the evidence-based ‘Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ program in a community setting
Organisation: Asia-Pacific Conference on the Metabolic Syndrome: Meeting the cardio-metabolic challenges of the 21st century
2010 The role of the food environment in influencing childrens consumption
Organisation: Australian Sports Commission Sites and Sports Forum (Sydney) Description:
2010 No Guts All Glory: Engaging Men in Weight Loss
Organisation: Nutrition Society of Australia, Newcastle. Description:
2010 Targeted Interventions to prevent and treat obesity in children
Organisation: Youth, Sport and Health Research Network Seminar, University of Sydney Description:
2009 Making Sense of the Obesity Epidemic: Rumours, confusion and hope?
Organisation: Australian Sports Commission NSW State Conference Description:
2009 Research into Practice: Increasing Childrens Involvement in Sport and Physical Activity
Organisation: Australian Sports Commission AASC NSW State Conference Description:
2008 The importance of positive childhood sporting experiences for a lifetime of activity
Organisation: Australian Sports Commission Sports Network Breakfast Description:
2008 Family Wellbeing: Raising Active Children in an Inactive World
Organisation: Hunter Medical Research Institute Community Forums Description:
2008 Weight Reduction in Men
Organisation: Hunter Medical Research Institute Lecture Series Description:
2007 School-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity
Organisation: Nutrition Society of Australia Meeting - The Science Behind Weight Management Description:
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 71
Total funding $8,495,158

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201712 grants / $2,815,304

A cluster randomised trial of electronic feedback, online and telephone support on multiple health risk behaviours among Technical and Further Education (TAFE) students$637,082

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Kypros Kypri, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Marita Lynagh, Doctor Libby Campbell, Ms Kathryn Chapman
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600256
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A scalable intervention for increasing vigorous physical activity among older adolescents: The ‘ Burn to Learn ’ cluster RCT$636,912

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Charles Hillman, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Michael Nilsson, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Jordan Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1600064
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Embedding the DADEE Program in local communities: Sustainability through innovative partnerships$379,459

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Myles Young, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Doctor Narelle Eather, Mrs Emma Pollock
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700702
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads$349,947

Funding body: Greater Charitable Foundation

Funding body Greater Charitable Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Professor Clare Collins, Miss Emma Pollock
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700650
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Thinking while Moving in English: a curriculum based physical activity intervention to enhance learning and health outcomes in primary school$200,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Nick Riley, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Kylie Shaw, Dr Chris Lonsdale
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700722
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Improving understanding of Sleep, Physical Activity & Diet as CVD risk factors: combining evidence from intervention and epidemiological studies$190,609

Millions of Australian’s report engaging sleep, physical activity and diet behaviours in ways that increase CVD risk. Yet many preventive interventions target only sleep OR physical activity and diet, not all three behaviours. Improving these behaviours in combination may have larger public health impact as they influence common CVD risk factors and energy balance, and improving multiple behaviours reduces CVD risk more than improving a single behaviour. However, there is limited knowledge of how these behaviours, in combination, influence CVD risk.

To address this, we will conduct studies in two theme areas, an Epidemiology Theme and an Intervention Theme.

The Epidemiology Theme identifies how sleepiness, physical activity and diet behaviours cluster together, examines socio-demographic and health status differences between clusters, and, examines prospective relationships between clusters and CVD risk factors.

The Intervention Theme examines the efficacy of a combined sleep, physical activity and diet app-based intervention (Enhanced) for weight loss compared with a physical activity and dietary behaviour only (Standard) and a wait-list control, in a 12 month 3-arm RCT in overweight/obese adults.

This evidence provides the basis to conduct future pooled analyses of Australian and international cohorts and to examine the effectiveness of the Enhanced intervention to improve sleep, physical activity and diet behaviours in the broader population in an effectiveness trial

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Mitch Duncan, Professor Nicholas Glozier, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Associate Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis, Dr Gregory Kolt, Doctor Liz Holliday, Associate Professor Mark McEvoy, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Comeel Vandelanotte, Professor Wendy Brown
Scheme NSW Cardiovascular Research Network Research Development Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1600996
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

SHED-IT Recharge: Development and evaluation of a gender-tailored program designed to improve men's physical and mental health$142,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Myles Young, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1701279
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Burn 2 Learn - improving fitness and well-being in senior school students$127,740

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Jordan Smith, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Michael Nilsson, Doctor Liz Holliday, Professor Charles Hillman, Dr Chris Lonsdale
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1700721
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Sleep, Move & Eat. Testing novel intervention strategies to improve the efficacy of behavioural weight loss interventions$59,808

Funding body: Diabetes Australia

Funding body Diabetes Australia
Project Team Associate Professor Mitch Duncan, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Comeel Vandelanotte, Professor Wendy Brown
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600738
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Redeveloping Resistance Training for Teens resources to support program dissemination$59,092

Funding body: NSW Department of Education

Funding body NSW Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Jordan Smith, Professor David Lubans, Miss Sarah Kennedy, Professor Philip Morgan, Mr Mike Noetel
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701277
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads: A healthy-lifestyle program targeting fathers and their preschool-aged children$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Miss Emma Pollock
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700700
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Adapting and Assessing the Feasibility of "Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' for US Latinos$12,155

Funding body: NIH National Institutes of Health

Funding body NIH National Institutes of Health
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Assistant Prof Teresa OConnor, Professor Tom Baranowski
Scheme NHLBI Clinical Trials Pilot Studies (R34)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700547
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20166 grants / $1,984,121

Implementation trial of multicomponent school-based physical activity and healthy nutrition$990,779

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team

Wiggers John, Sutherland Rachel, Campbell Libby, Wolfenden Luke, Oldmeadow Christopher, Searles Andrew, Lubans David, Nathan Nicole, Morgan Phillip

Scheme Translational Research Grant Scheme (TRGS)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON N

Evidence-based physical activity promotion in primary schools: Improving children’s health through sustainable partnerships$495,156

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Dr Chris Lonsdale, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Dr Philip Parker, Professor Marjory Moodie, Professor Jo Salmon, Professor Heather McKay
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1600623
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Scheduling frequent opportunities for outdoor play – a simple approach to increase physical activity in childcare$355,956

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Serene Yoong
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400149
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Thinking while Moving (EASY Minds)$70,000

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Doctor Nick Riley, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans
Scheme NSW School Support Unit
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600482
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids UK: a cultural adaptation and feasibility study of a weight management programme for fathers of younger children$57,230

Funding body: National Institute for Health Research

Funding body National Institute for Health Research
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Myles Young, Professor Kate Jolly, Professor Peymane Adab, Ms Andrea Roalfe, Ms Adrienne Burgess, Dr Emma Frew, Dr Amanda Daley, Dr Manbinder Sidhu, Dr Laura Jones, Dr Miranda Pallan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600394
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Director's Award for Mid-Career Research$15,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501473
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20154 grants / $67,000

Greaves Family Early Career Support Grants$30,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Myles Young, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Greaves Family Early Career Support Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501453
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The HEY MAN pilot study: using eHeatlh to enhance your mental health, physical activity and nutrition in young men$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Doctor Shamus Smith, Mr Lee Ashton
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401510
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Myles Young, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500657
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 14th Annual Meeting, Edinburgh Scotland, 3-6 June 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500695
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20147 grants / $434,813

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

Funding body Port Waratah Coal Services Limited
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Myles Young
Scheme Community Investment and Partnership Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1401411
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Alyce Barnes
Scheme Youth Research Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301335
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Long-term follow up of the PULSE Type 2 Diabetes prevention program for men$25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301374
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Amanda Baker, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Doctor Narelle Eather
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301432
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Efficacy of a Home-based Resistance Training Intervention for Men with Prostate Cancer$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Erica James, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Allison Boyes, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Dennis Taaffe, Miss Fiona Stacey
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301395
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301360
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400593
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $73,436

Translation of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program in local communities: Transitioning for sustainability$73,436

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301006
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20125 grants / $389,545

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Kerry Dally, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100085
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Communities
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Nick Riley, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201201
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200815
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Reducing mid-aged men’s risk of Type 2 Diabetes$19,680

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200853
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200872
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20118 grants / $954,336

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

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, Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Priority Research Centre
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1100058
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Physical Activity 4 Every 1$281,200

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100605
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The Supporting Children's Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) study$220,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100880
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

HNEPH Health Promotion Demonstration Grant- PA4E1$87,875

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Libby Campbell
Scheme Promotion Demonstration Research Grant Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100762
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

FamilyFIT: An innovative approach to increasing physical activity for the whole family$21,000

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Erica James, Ms Lorraine Paras, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001012
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Mr Chris Doran
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101216
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

The Fit-4-Fun Program: promoting fitness and health in primary school children$2,000

Funding body: Sports Medicine Australia

Funding body Sports Medicine Australia
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100582
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100265
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20108 grants / $968,223

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Anthony Okely, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0190012
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190315
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Physical Activity and Population Health Education$100,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Ron Plotnikoff

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900155
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Professor John Wiggers, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Megan Freund
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900142
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

PULSE - Early Career Medical Research of the Year Award$9,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme PULSE Early Career Researcher of the Year Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900141
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

International Congress on Obesity 2010, Stockholm, Sweden, 11 - 15 July 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000546
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20098 grants / $483,481

Development and evaluation of novel strategies to enhance Internet-based weight loss and weight maintenance programs$239,993

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G0189752
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body SP Health Co. Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189753
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0189768
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Tomago Aluminium

Funding body Tomago Aluminium
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190642
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

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

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Ian Wright, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Alexis Hure
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190405
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among low-SES adolescent boys$9,905

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Youth Research Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189812
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Girls in sport intervention and research project 2008-2011$7,327

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Professor David Lubans, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G0190216
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Development of the SHED-IT weight loss programs for men.$4,085

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190388
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20085 grants / $120,484

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189179
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Evaluation of the benefit of a school garden$41,284

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Professor Clare Collins
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188614
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body SP Health Co. Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188957
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Validation of child and parent reported dietary intake via The Australian Child and Adolescent Eating Survey$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Tracy Burrows, Professor Clare Collins, Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189394
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189253
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $16,476

Evaluation of an Internet-based Weight Loss Program for Men$14,796

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187848
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188040
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $1,240

10th International Congress on Obesity, 3-8 September 2006, Sydney$1,240

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186930
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $175,984

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)

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
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185030
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, 11-15 April 2005$2,383

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185106
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $10,715

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184004
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AARE International Educational Research Annual Conference, 28 November - 2 December 2004$715

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184599
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed22
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Embedding the DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) Program in Local Communities: Sustainability Through Innovative Partnerships PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Thinking While Moving: Enhancing the Evidence for Movement-Based Learning in Schools. PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Lifelong Physical Activities: Conceptual Definition, Participation Rates and Importance of Movement Skill Competency PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Assessment of Physical Activity in Adolescents: Protocols, Compliance and Participants' Perceptions PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Reducing Recreational Screen-Time in Adolescents: The 'Switch-Off 4 Healthy Minds' Randomised Controlled Trial PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Development and Evaluation of the HEYMAN (Harnessing Ehealth to enhance Young Men's Mental Health, Activity and Nutrition) Healthy Lifestyle Program for Young Adult Men Aged 18-25 Years PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Family-based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity of Primary School-aged Children and their Parents: The FamilyFIT Study PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD A Multicomponent School-based Intervention in Disadvantaged Secondary Schools to Reduce the Decline in Physical Activity Associated with Adolescence: The Physical Activity 4 Everyone Randomized Controlled Trial PhD (Behavioural Science), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Evaluation of a School-based Physical Activity and Fundamental Movement Skill Intervention for Children Living in Low-income Communities: The Supporting Children's Outcomes Using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD The Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds Study: A Curriculum-Based Physical Activity Intervention to Enhance Learning and Health Outcomes in the Primary School PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The development, delivery and evaluation of a fundamental movement skill intervention, targeting teachers of female junior high school students. Health, Deakin University Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Feasibility and Efficacy of the Type 2 Diabetes PULSE (Prevention Using LifeStyle Education) Randomised Controlled Trial: a Self-Administered, Gender-Tailored, Multi-Component Lifestyle Intervention for Men at High-risk for Type 2 Diabetes PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The 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 PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Evaluation of a School-Based Intervention Designed to Improve Health-Related Fitness in Adolescent Boys from Schools in Low-Income Communities: The 'Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time' (ATLAS) Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Impact of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' Program for Overweight Fathers and Their Children on Lifestyle-related Parenting PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Causal Analysis of the Relationship Between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Student Achievement PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Physical Activity During Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Men: An Experimental Application of Social Cognitive Theory PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The Fit-4-Fun Study: Promoting Physical Activity and Physical Fitness in Primary School-Aged Children PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Nutrition 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 PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Dietary Intake and Physical Activity Behaviour Change for Weight Gain Prevention in Mid-Age Australian Women PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters Feasibility 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 M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Innovative Approaches to Treat Overweight and Obesity in Adults: An Investigation of a Commercial Web-based Weight Loss Program PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD Does FMS proficiency as a child influence physical activity as an adolescent?: The Physical Activity and Skills Study (PASS) Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Sydney Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD Promoting Skills, Confidence and Physical Activity in Overweight Children: The HIKCUPS Physical Activity Treatment Program Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Wollongong Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD The Relationship Between Student Literacy Diversity, Instructional Differentiation and Academic Engagement in Inclusive Primary Classrooms PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD Learning English as a Foreign Language in Bali: The Relationship Between Student Beliefs and Language Strategies PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 241
United Kingdom 22
United States 18
Canada 9
New Zealand 3
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News

Hunter research gets greater support

August 31, 2017

The Greater Charitable Foundation has announced its latest round of philanthropic funding, with two UON research projects achieving success.

Professor Phil Morgan

Fathers often overlooked in children’s obesity prevention programs

February 1, 2017

Study finds dads often absent from studies that test best ways to treat obesity in children.

Study finds fathers are key to girls’ well-being

August 24, 2016

By harnessing the unique relationship between fathers and daughters, the world-first DADEE (Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered) program run by University of Newcastle researchers has successfully improved girls’ self-esteem, resilience, sport skills and physical activity levels.

David Lubans and Kristen Cohen

Physical activity study for schools scores $1.3m funding boost

April 22, 2016

Professor David Lubans from the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) in collaboration with Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale from the Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) at the Australian Catholic University have been awarded a $1.3m NHMRC partnership grant entitled Evidence-Based Physical Activity in Primary Schools: Improving Children’s Health Through Sustainable Partnerships.

Professor Philip Morgan

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

April 21, 2016

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) multi award winning Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program led by Professor Philip Morgan will be adapted for an ethnically diverse population in Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK), after the program received a $916,315 grant from the UK National Institute of Health Research with the University of Birmingham and The Fatherhood Institute (UK).

Professor Philip Morgan with General Manager of Asics Oceania Mark Doherty at the 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference.

2015 ASICS Award winners

October 29, 2015

The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition's (PAN) Professor David Lubans and Professor Philip Morgan have both been recognised with 'Best Paper' awards at the 2015 Asics Sports Medicine Australia Conference.

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids award

2015 Community Acknowledgement of Research Excellence award

October 20, 2015

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition initiative: Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) has been awarded a 2015 Community Acknowledgement of Research Excellence for Achievement in Quality Improvement.

Are PE teachers biased against overweight children?

August 10, 2015

Whether it's conscious or unconscious, a new University of Newcastle study has revealed that trainee PE teachers have a bias against obese children.

Dadee

DADEE activity program benefits daughters

December 2, 2014

A world-first lifestyle program developed to enhance the physical and social-emotional well-being of young girls was launched today by University of Newcastle researchers.

Professor Phil Morgan BHERT award

National recognition for healthy engagement

November 21, 2014

Innovative education program Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK) has been recognised with a 2014 national award for Best Community Engagement Collaboration.

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Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids in global spotlight

May 13, 2014

University of Newcastle (UON) Professor Philip Morgan's highly successful obesity prevention program Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHKTM) has received global recognition for excellence and leadership in promoting health and well-being in the community.

Professor Philip Morgan, University of Newcastle

World-wide interest in community programs helping dads to lose weight

January 17, 2014

The successful community weight loss program 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids'TM by Professor Philip Morgan is soon to be adopted by Dads world-wide.

Professor Philip Morgan and his daughters

Philip Morgan in the media

November 26, 2013

Dads and daughters, both are happier and healthier together

SHED-IT

Obese men SHED-IT

October 17, 2013

An internationally-recognised University of Newcastle weight loss program tailored specifically for men has produced a benefit that is likely to be a powerful motivator to shed the excess kilos – improved erectile function.

Philip Morgan

Acclaim for researchers

July 29, 2013

University of Newcastle researchers have won two awards at the National Preventative Health Awards presented at the National Preventive Health Symposium at Parliament House in Canberra.

Professor Philip Morgan

Position

Professor
Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email philip.morgan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7265
Fax (02) 4921 7407

Office

Room ATC
Building Advanced Technology Centre
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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