Governing harmful commodities: the case of ultra-processed foods

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This ARC Discovery Project (2019-2022) aims to generate new knowledge on how to effect the development and implementation of multisectoral public policy to reduce the supply and consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF). Using governance theory and qualitative techniques we aim to determine where power is located in two key policy areas (Investment & Marketing) that affect the consumption of these foods in Australia, Thailand and Fiji and identify how ideas, norms, institutional rules and relationships between actors can be used to rebalance power in policy making for better nutrition outcomes.

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Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel

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...

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Dr Yandisa Ngqangashe

Yandisa is a research fellow in food regulation and governance for population nutrition at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (Reg-Net). She has expertise in Public Health and Social...

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Dr Ashley Schram

Ashley is a Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance. From 2017-2019 Ashley led a programme of...

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Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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