More than roads, rates, and rubbish: Local governments’ involvement in food system governance

Waste and recycling bins on suburban Sydney street by Anders Vindegg on under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 18 April 2023


Seminar Room 1.04 Coombs Extension Building #8 Fellows Road ANU


Amy Carrad

The governance of food systems in Australia is largely fragmented, and tends to focus on singular issues such as exports, food safety, or nutrition at a national level. Less attention is paid to food systems from a holistic perspective, and how local governments are involved. In this presentation, Amy Carrad will discuss what the findings of an ARC Discovery Grant project tell us about the role Australian local governments are playing in food system governance.

About the speaker

Amy Carrad is a researcher with a background in public health, health promotion, and organisational change. She is currently a Research Fellow within RegNet, working on the NHMRC Ideas Project ‘Evaluating Systems Change for Health Equity: A Case Study of Australia’s COVID-19 Policy Response’. Prior to joining RegNet, Amy was working on an ARC funded project exploring the role of Australian local governments and civil society organisations in food system governance. She was also the lead research assistant on a large systematic literature review on nutrition labelling policy for the World Health Organization’s Nutrition Guidance Expert Advisory Group.

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This seminar presentation will be in-person only.

Image credit: Photo of waste and recycling bins on suburban Sydney street by Anders Vindegg on flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 licence.

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