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Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition



The University of Newcastles' Priority Research Centre (PRC) in Physical Activity and Nutrition is an interdisciplinary and inter-faculty research centre. The focus of the research at the PRC is on understanding physical activity and nutrition for population health and sports performance, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment, and wellbeing. The research focus will be on groups such as children, adults, Indigenous populations or those with chronic disease.

The PRC has six research programs:

The PRC is managed by a Director and assisted by an Advisory Board and a Research Management Committee.

Abstract adapted from University of Newcastle


Centre Director - Professor Ronald Plotnikoff
Professor and Chair in Physical Activity and Population Health Education
Level 3, ATC Building
Callaghan Campus University of Newcastle
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Ph: (02) 4985 4465


Last updated: 8 February 2016
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