Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRCPAN)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Newcastle's 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.
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.
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