The organisational research structure of Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, displayed below,  includes the centre's directors and coordinators which oversee the six research themes with theme leaders and deputy leads.

The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition is underpinned by six pillars, also displayed below, along with the pillar leads.

Research Structure of the PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition

Governance and Structure

Pillar Structure of the PRC for Physical Activity and Nutrition

PillarPillar Leads

Community engagement

Engaging with stakeholders; giving back to the public/community

A/Prof Tracy Burrows and Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury

Equity and social justice

Equal opportunities for all themes/PRC staff; Research that recognises/addresses social inequities, targets vulnerable minority groups

Dr Narelle Eather and Dr Rebecca Haslam


Research making a difference to society, dissemination of research

Dr Myles Young and Dr Stina Oftedal

Innovation and Interdisciplinary

Novel world class 1st research; cross disciplinary

Dr Megan Rollo


Fostering international collaborations, international fellows, international students and interns

Dr Tamara Bucher and Dr Jenna Hollis


Capacity building, high quality training and mentoring, succession planning, ongoing research excellence, sustainable funding, self-reliance

A/Prof Mitch Duncan and Dr Lee Ashton

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.