Health, Equity and Governance Group (HEGG)

Global health disruptors: Doha declaration

The following was originally published on the British Medical Journal (BMJ) website on 28 November 2018.

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Research opportunities for Hons / Masters students in the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence on the Social Determinants of Health Equity

Many Australians will live shorter lives than others not because of their genetics or the lifestyle choices they make but rather because of the conditions in which they live and the opportunities t

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The 10 Year Rollercoaster of Global Health Equity: Power, Progress & Pitfalls

It’s been 10 years since the WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health reported on how to reduce inequities in power, money and resources and

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The issue of cake at work

RegNet Research Fellow, Melanie Pescud has weighed in to the debate on cake in the workplace.

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The politics of food

Who influences what we eat? Are we responsible for the food we put in our mouths? What power do children exert over their parents’ spending habits?

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The Health Equity and Governance Group (HEGG) was established at RegNet in 2014. The aim of HEGG’s research is to understand the regulatory instruments and institutions in order to inform public policy in ways that promotes a fairer, more sustainable and healthier society within Australia, the Asia Pacific region and globally. To achieve this aim the Group pursues policy-relevant research on the economic, social and environmental determinants of health.
The Group comprises a diverse disciplinary mix, including researchers working in epidemiology, sociology, environmental science, political science, nutrition, psychology and economics.

Our people


The Centre comprises academic staff from RegNet, including research and postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students and research support staff.


Research projects

HEGG research projects, research outcomes and project resources.

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Selected publications from HEGG academics and PhD scholars.

News & events

News and events listings, including podcasts and photo galleries from past events


Contact us

Our contact details and physical location.

Contact details

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet