Becoming an academic member

The PRC provides enhanced opportunities for university-based researchers to become aware of and involved in physical activity and nutrition for enhanced health and education-related research.

The PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition Research provides a means to optimise collaboration with other faculties at The University of Newcastle engaged in this type of research. In addition, it provides the University with a focal identity from which to build an international, cross-disciplinary research program across; Education, Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Health Systems and Services, Population and Public Health and disciplines related to the built environment (and urban design).

The PRC provides a 'home' and source of expertise regarding physical activity and nutrition for health and education, as well as a communication and a research network that can bring researchers together. This collaboration further enhances the reputation of the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Health and other Faculties linked to the PRC, including researchers from Callaghan and Central Coast campuses and within the broader community.

If you would like additional information about any of the research theme areas please contact the theme leader.

If you would like to become a member of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition please contact either:

Centre Coordinators

Mrs Ilyse Jones

PRCPAN Coordinator
School of Health Sciences

Mrs Natasha Whyte

PRCPAN Coordinator
School of Education

Centre Director

Professor Ronald Plotnikoff

Professor & Chair PA & PHE
School of Education

Centre Deputy Directors

Professor Clare Collins

Laureate Professor
School of Health Sciences

Professor Philip Morgan

School of Education

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.