Sharon Friel - Research of and for policy and regulation


This joint Education-Engagement Workshop kicked off the Engagement Series, a training program for RegNet researchers to connect and collaborate with regulators, policymakers and practitioners in the community sector.

This regular program of workshops and executive sessions aims to further develop understanding across the intersections of policy, regulation and governance.

About the speaker

Sharon Friel is Director and Professor of Health Equity at the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), Australian National University. She is also Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy ANU. She is an ANU Public Policy Fellow and the Co-Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity. In 2010 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to investigate the interface between health equity, social determinants and climate change, based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU. Between 2005 and 2008 she was the Head of the Scientific Secretariat (University College London) of the World Health Organisation Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Before moving to Australia, she worked for many years in the Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway.

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