Improving food security and affordability in Australia, with Professor Amanda Lee

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

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02:00 PM AEST - 03:00 PM AEST

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About the Webinar

#PreventionWorksLIVE is a masterclass series with Australia’s leading innovators on creating a healthier Australia. The series, hosted by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, examines how change-makers have achieved real impact for the health and wellbeing of communities.
Our third masterclass on 3 June 2021 with Professor Amanda Lee will focus on improving food security and affordability in Australia, including in remote areas.

The masterclass will be followed by a Q&A session giving an opportunity for real and effective learning. All #PreventionWorksLIVE events will be recorded and added to our Prevention Works stable of key thinkers in chronic disease prevention.

Join us to learn how to achieve impact and create change for a healthier Australia.

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RSVP deadline: Thursday 3 June at 1.00pm AEST


Professor Amanda Lee

Professor Amanda Lee is a leading academic and practitioner in nutrition, obesity, and chronic disease prevention, with a special interest in public health policy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems. Professor Lee is Professor of Public Health Policy in the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland, where she is the Head of the Division of Health Promotion and Equity, and teaches public health practice. She serves on several national and international working groups and was Chair of the NHMRC Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.  Professor Lee has worked as a Chief Investigator with the Prevention Centre since its establishment in 2013, where she has completed three major projects, including the development of the Healthy Diets ASAP (Australian Standardised Affordability and Price) protocol.

Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer

Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Associate Director of the Global Obesity Centre, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the prevention of obesity, at Deakin University. Kathryn’s research is focused on the intersections of the social, commercial and cultural determinants of health, and particularly how this relates to food and nutrition policies. Kathryn regularly consults to UN agencies, including the WHO and UNICEF, to support Member States on protecting children from the harmful impacts of unhealthy food marketing. Kathryn is the co-facilitator of the webinar.

Professor Lucie Rychetnik

Professor Lucie Rychetnik is Co-Director of The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Professor with the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, and Adjunct Professor with the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia. She has over 30 years of experience in translating research and mobilising knowledge for public health policy and practice; conducting empirical research on the use of evidence in population health, disease prevention and clinical settings; and leading methodological work on evidence synthesis and appraisal for public health decisions. Lucie is the co-facilitator of the webinar.