ARCHE at The Australian National University is committed to interdisciplinary research which is anchored in population health, public policy, and governance perspectives.
Planetary Health Equity Hothouse
Equipped with a better understanding of the consumptogenic system’s evolution and current dynamics, the Hothouse will start to identify the conditions that enable the transformation of the system towards planetary health equity goals, and shift governance practices toward a more effective modern paradigm.
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Collaboration on health and International Investment Agreements
International Investment Agreements (IIAs) form parts of broader economic policy efforts by governments to attract foreign investment. However, industry actors have used them to dispute health policy measures in critical areas, including tobacco control and access to medicines. Governments find themselves caught between the interests of investors (companies), and the health of their citizens.
NMHRC Ideas Grant: Behind the scenes of socioeconomic advantage and health inequities
The aim of this project is to build knowledge regarding how public policies contribute to the distribution of socioeconomic advantage and the implications for health equity. We are identifying mechanisms through which public policies may shape the distribution of material and non-materials resources (e.g., rules of access and accumulation) and a relevant and impactful set of indicators that can be used to measure the distribution of those material and non-material resources within countries. We will conduct qualitative analysis (e.g.
An analysis of the food environment in Canada: INFORMAS Canada
This work will employ the INFORMAS monitoring framework. The framework includes 12 modules that represent aspects of the food environment. Each module consists of an established set of standardized methods for data collection and analysis that can be used to characterize a particular policy domain. When implemented comprehensively, the INFORMAS framework is an accountability framework to ensure that major stakeholders (namely, governments and the food industry) have the policies and supports in place to create actual, sustained change in the food environment.