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An active pursuit

An active pursuit

Professor Ron Plotnikoff is Director of the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition which has an interdisciplinary approach to understanding physical activity and nutrition relating to population health strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing.

Leading the nutrition revolution

Leading the nutrition revolution

Nutrition and Dietetics Professor Clare Collins is breaking new ground with her innovative approach of translating complex diet quality data predicting the risk of disease and death, into  web-based tools and practical healthy lifestyle programs that people of all ages can access.

Placing weight on men’s obesity

Placing weight on men’s obesity

Professor Philip Morgan’s research program is tackling the obesity epidemic. His work focuses on the impact of school and community based interventions to prevent or treat obesity in child, adolescent and adult populations.

Accolades abounds

Accolades abounds

Professor Manohar Garg is one of the University's leading Health and Nutrition researchers and has recently been heralded as a revolutionary in his field with two important industry honours.

Fit for Purpose

Fit for Purpose

The University of Newcastle's (UON) Professor David Lubans is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow who is delivering a range of innovative school programs designed to upskill teachers in physical education and re-engage teens.

From Pharmacy to Physiology: changing lanes

From Pharmacy to Physiology: changing lanes

Professor Callister’s current research focusses on the role of exercise in the prevention, treatment and management of health disorders including obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression, and asthma as well as relationships with immune function and dizziness.