Menzies Centre for Health Policy

Podcast: Political, commercial and economic drivers of health

In this sixteen minute podcast, Sharon Friel explores a range of different factors that impact on health inequalities around the world.

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Climate Wars: Mark Butler MP in conversation with Mark Howden

Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, will be in conversation with Mark Howden, Director of the ANU Climate

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Preventing obesity: an important role for government

Sharon Friel on Radio National ‘Life Matters’

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The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is a collaborative centre between The Australian National University and The University of Sydney. Founded in 2006, from the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation, the Centre’s vision is that Australians and neighbouring regions will be protected by public policies and systems that are consistent with their values and priorities and able to preserve health and deliver safe, high quality health care that is sustainable in the long term.

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy ANU moved to RegNet in 2014 when Prof Sharon Friel, the Director of the Menzies Centre, moved to RegNet. The Centre brings together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to encourage debate about emerging evidence-informed health policy issues, and introduce new questions that will contribute to and challenge health-related public policy discussions. The Menzies Centre for Health Policy is committed to interdisciplinary research which is anchored in population health, public policy, and governance perspectives.

The Centre’s research themes include:

  • the social determinants of health and health equity

  • systems and translation

  • integrated care

  • the intersection between climate change, environment and health
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    The Menzies Centre comprises academic staff from RegNet, including research and postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate students and research support staff

    Research projects

    Menzies Centre research projects, research outcomes and project resources


    Publications from Menzies academics and PhD scholars

    News & events

    Menzies Centre news and events listings including podcasts


    Links and other useful resources

    Contact us

    Our contact details and location

    Updated:  12 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet