Melanie works at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as an Evaluation Advisor and is a visitor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet).
Until recently Melanie was the Research Manager at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), and prior to this, a Research Fellow at both RegNet and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH). Prior to joining ANU, Melanie spent eight years in Perth at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Across this time she worked at the Graduate School of Management, UWA Business School, the Health Promotion Evaluation Unity, and the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.
She has worked in the areas of child obesity prevention, health promotion, mental health, alcohol warning statement labelling, nutrition literacy, Indigenous health, workplace health promotion and evaluation, health policy development, systems science, and qualitative research methodologies.
Research interests: Social determinants of health; health equity; public health nutrition; health promotion; health policy; obesity prevention; Indigenous health; systems science; workplace health promotion and evaluation; social marketing; and alcohol policy.
With the FIFA World Cup coming to a conclusion in Russia, not to mention the final match in the State of Origin rugby series in Australia and Wimbledon in the
RegNet Research Fellow, Melanie Pescud has weighed in to the debate on cake in the workplace.
NHMRC Partnership Centre, Systems approach to healthy and equitable eating
When tackling a complex problem such as healthy eating, the tendency is to oversimplify the problem and therefore policy domains that give rise to outcomes of interest.
Author(s): Melanie Pescud, Sharon Friel , Amanda Lee, Gary Sacks, Elizabeth Meertens, Rob Carter, Megan Cobcroft, Elizabeth Munn, Joanne Greenfield
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Journal article