Professor Philip Morgan
Co-Deputy Director, University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition
Professor Philip Morgan is co-Deputy Director of the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Professor Morgan has secured over $15 million in competitive grant funding, and published more than 260 peer reviewed publications. Professor Morgan is the lead investigator on a number of community-based programs that focus on men's health and also engage fathers to improve themselves and their children's physical activity levels and nutrition. Interventions he has founded include 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids', 'Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads', Workplace POWER (Preventing Obesity Without Eating like a Rabbit)' and 'Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered'. His contributions to research, teaching and community service have been recognised with more than 40 major awards including the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award for Australasia, the Australian Teacher Educator of the Year and the Australian Award for University Teaching Excellence from the National Office for Learning & Teaching. Professor Morgan has twice (2009, 2018) won the prestigious ASICS medal for Best paper/presentation overall at the Sports Medicine Australia Conference.