Libby is a PhD candidate who joined RegNet in 2016 to research regulatory regimes affecting women’s food production for infants and young children through breastfeeding.
Her research will investigate the contribution of human milk sharing to infant food security and health policy in Australia, under the supervision of Julie Smith and Sharon Friel.
With qualifications and experience in agricultural and veterinary science policy and practice, Libby worked from 2013 as a research associate at the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health at ANU on a study of breastfeeding and childcare, and a rapid evidence review for WHO on marketing of breast milk substitutes and complementary foods with Julie Smith.
Libby’s previous employment includes agricultural grazing systems research with CSIRO, livestock livelihoods in the Solomon Islands and the international trade and regulation of livestock products with the Australian Department of Agriculture.
Sharing human milk: challenging regulatory regimes for infant feeding in Australia