NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher B
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My main research interests are the social, political and economic determinants of health and health equity. A particular interest is the growing recognition of the commercial determinants of health, or the systems, practices and pathways through which commercial actors drive health and equity.
I have contributed to setting a research agenda on the health impacts of transnational corporations and have conducted health impact assessments of individual corporations spanning fast food, extractives, and alcohol industries in Australia and Southern Africa. I helped to convene a Citizen's Jury to provide recommendations to government for improved regulation of the fast-food sector.
I am currently employed (part-time) on the NHMRC Investigator Grant 'Restoring the Fair Go: which policies and practices are likely to reverse growing health inequities post Covid-19?' I lead the the privatisation theme which investigates the health impacts from privatisation and outsourcing of public sector roles to the private sector, including to large global consultancy and accounting firms.