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Tech tools tapping into young adults’ diet quality

Tech tools tapping into young adults’ diet quality

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Technology will be the tool of choice to target the poor eating habits of young adults in a new University of Newcastle (UON) study. The study will aim to test the effectiveness of personalised nutrition interventions on improving eating habits, nutrition and diet quality.

Research Directions 2016

Research Directions 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Read the latest research highlights from the Faculty.

Physical activity study for schools scores $1.3m funding boost

Physical activity study for schools scores $1.3m funding boost

Friday, 22 April 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.

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

Thursday, 21 April 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).

HEYMAN, it’s a tailored lifestyle study for young men

HEYMAN, it’s a tailored lifestyle study for young men

Thursday, 17 March 2016

They asked for it, they informed the program design, and now a group of men aged 18-25 are about to receive a University of Newcastle (UON) intervention firmly focused on improving eating habits, exercise and mental health.

New pilot study getting SMART with teachers’ health

New pilot study getting SMART with teachers’ health

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Hunter teachers are the focus of a new pilot health study being conducted by University of Newcastle (UON) physical activity researchers, targeting diabetes and mental health.

NHMRC funding success 2016

NHMRC funding success 2016

Friday, 13 November 2015

Professor Clare Collins has been awarded more than $687,000 in NHMRC Research Fellowship funding commencing in 2016 for her research into personalised medical nutrition therapy to improve diet related health outcomes.

Public health crusader honoured for excellence

Public health crusader honoured for excellence

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Hunter's health and medical researchers found 80 reasons to celebrate last night as HMRI announced or acknowledged its community-funded grants and prizes during the 2015 Awards Night.