Professor Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet). She was Director of RegNet from 2014-2019. Sharon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
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Director of RegNet and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Professor Sharon Friel, took part in an all-female panel on ‘The Future of Food’ at the 2018 ANU Future Shapers Forum held at University House.
Led by Melissa Leong, Fooderati, the panel included:
Olympia Yarger, CEO of Goterra
Simone Carsen, Co-Founder of Second Bite
Professor Manny Noakes, Author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet
Professor Friel and her fellow panelists were given the task of discussing ‘food for the future’ to a delegation of Future Shapers. Coming from a range of backgrounds, the panel shared their views, advice and insights for influencing change and covering issues of food waste, sustainability, production, etc. Professor Friel highlighted the complications of policy, regulation and governance of globalised food supply chains and noted that we should be asking “Who and what shapes policy?” around these food industries.