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The PRC PAN is co-supported by the Faculty of Education and Arts (Host Faculty) and the Faculty of Health and Medicine. The PRC PAN includes over 50 University of Newcastle researchers from across the two Faculties and multiple campuses and includes 9 highly respected external Associate Researchers from national and international universities. Currently there are over 50 RHD Students linked to the PRC and many Research Assistants.

Director

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Director
School of Education
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Deputy Directors

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Professor Clare Collins

Deputy Director
School of Health Sciences
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Professor Philip Morgan

Deputy Director
School of Education
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PRC-PAN Coordinators

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Mrs Natasha Whyte

PRC-PAN Coordinator
School of Health Sciences
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Mrs Ilyse Jones

PRC-PAN Coordinator
School of Health Sciences
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Our Research Theme Members


Theme Leaders

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Theme Leader: Physical Activity and Population Health
School of Education
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Professor Clare Collins

Theme Leader: Nutrition and Dietetics
School of Health Sciences
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Professor Philip Morgan

Theme Leader: Obesity
School of Education
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Professor Robin Callister

Theme Leader: Exercise Sciences
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4921 5650
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Professor Manohar Garg profile image

Professor Manohar Garg

Theme Leader: Clinical and Experimental Nutrition
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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Professor David Lubans

Theme Leader: Physical Activity and Nutrition in Schools
School of Education
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Physical Activity and Population Health

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Professor Ron Plotnikoff

Director and Theme Leader
School of Education
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Associate Professor Mitch Duncan

Associate Professor Mitch Duncan

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Sustainability
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: +61 2 4921 5215
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Associate Professor Erica James

Deputy Theme Leader
School of Medicine and Public Health
Phone: +61 2 4913 8466
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Dr Stina Oftedal

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Medicine and Public Health
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Sara Robards

Research Assistant
School of Education
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Nutrition and Dietetics

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Professor Clare Collins

Theme Leader
School of Health Sciences
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Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Associate Professor Tracy Burrows

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Community Engagement
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 5514
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Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Community Engagement
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 5405
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Dr Megan Rollo

Postdoctoral Researcher
Pillar Co-Lead: Innovation and Interdisciplinary
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 4921 5649
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Dr Tamara Bucher

Dr Tamara Bucher

Conjoint Fellow
Pillar Co-Lead: Internationalisation
School of Health Sciences
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Dr Lee Ashton

Dr Lee Ashton

Postdoctoral Researcher
Pillar Co-Lead: Sustainability
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 49138034
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Dr Kris Pezdirc

Dr Kris Pezdirc

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Health Sciences
Phone: +61 2 40854956
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Dr Rebecca Williams

Dr Rebecca Williams

Postdoctoral Researcher
Pillar Co-Lead: Equity and Social Justice
Phone: +61 2 4921 7862
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Dr Amy Ashman

Dr Amy Ashman

Program Manager
School of Health Sciences
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Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury

Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury

Program Manager
School of Health Sciences
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Grace Perrot

Grace Perrot

Research Assistant
School of Health Sciences
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Obesity

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Professor Philip Morgan

Theme Leader
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 7265
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Dr Myles Young

Dr Myles Young

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Impact
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 6096
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Dr Alyce Barnes

Dr Alyce Barnes

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Pillar Co-Lead: Impact
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 6656
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Kristen Saunders

Kristen Saunders

Senior Research Assistant
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 7787
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Dr Alyce Barnes

Ros O'Connor

Research Assistant
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4033 9602
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Exercise Sciences

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Professor Robin Callister

Theme Leader
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4921 5650
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Josie Bourne

Research Assistant
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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Clinical and Experimental Nutrition

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Professor Manohar Garg

Theme Leader
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4921 5647
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Rohith Thota

Rohith Thota

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Internationalisation
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
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Melissa Fry

Melissa Fry

Research Assistant
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Phone: +61 2 4921 5636
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Physical Activity and Nutrition in Schools

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Professor David Lubans

Theme Leader
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 2049
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Dr Jordan Smith

Dr Jordan Smith

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Innovation and Interdisciplinary
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 7704
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Dr Narelle Eather

Dr Narelle Eather

Deputy Theme Leader
Pillar Co-Lead: Equity and Social Justice
School of Education
Phone: +61 2 4921 6232
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Dr Nick Riley

Dr Nick Riley

Post-Doctoral Researcher
School of Education 
Phone: +61 2 498 54254
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Dr Myrto Mavilidi

Dr Myrto Mavilidi

Project Manager
School of Education 
Phone: +61 2 49216242
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Dr Myrto Mavilidi

Tara Finn

Project Manager
School of Education 
Phone: +61 2 49216299
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