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Prof Mark Lawrence

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Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Melbourne, 1982
Graduate Diploma (Nutrition & Dietetics), Flinders University, 1984
Master of Science, University of London, 1991
Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Melbourne, 1998
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2003

Biography

Professor Lawrence has more than 30 years’ experience working as a practitioner and academic in food and nutrition policy at local, national and international levels. His research interests focus on food and nutrition policy and food systems. He and his colleagues have secured over $6.5 million in category 1 research grants to investigate the science and politics of evidence use in nutrition policy-making, particularly in relation to Dietary guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values, food regulation and obesity prevention. He is leading a transdisciplinary research team, funded by an ARC Linkage grant (SUSTAIN), that is analysing policy interventions to promote healthy and sustainable food systems. Also, he is a Chief Investigator at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Obesity Policy and Food Systems.

Mark teaches at postgraduate level in food policy and public health. He is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and has published widely. He was responsible for developing the Public Health Nutrition component of the Nutrition Society of Australia’s professional registration scheme. Mark is a technical advisor to the World Health Organization, a member of the joint Australian Department of Health’s and New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Advisory Committee for the review of the Nutrient Reference Values, a member of Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s Public Health Dialogue, and a former member of the NHMRC’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.

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Research interests

Mark's research interests focus on food and nutrition policy and food systems. He and his colleagues have secured over $6.5 million in category 1 research grants to investigate the science and politics of evidence use in nutrition policy-making, particularly in relation to Dietary guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values, food regulation and obesity prevention.

He is leading a transdisciplinary research team, funded by an ARC Linkage grant (SUSTAIN), that is analysing policy interventions to promote healthy and sustainable food systems.

He is a Chief Investigator at the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Obesity Policy and Food Systems.

Affiliations

• World Public Health Nutrition Association (previous Secretary General)
• Public Health Association of Australia (previous Convenor of Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group)
• Nutrition Society of Australia
• Dietitians Association of Australia
• Australian Public Health Nutrition Academic Collaboration

Teaching interests

Public health nutrition

Food and nutrition Policy

Food systems

Critical analysis of policy-making

Healthy and sustainable diets

Food regulation

Dietary guidelines

Nutrient reference values

Food security

Food literacy

Advocacy

Units taught

Unit Chair HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health

Currently supervises 2 Honours and 6 PhD students

Knowledge areas

Public health nutrition

Food policy

Healthy and sustainable diets

Dietary guidelines

Nutrient reference values

Evidence-informed policy

Food systems

Critical analysis

Food regulation

Food labelling

Food regulation

Obesity prevention

Food security

Conferences

Professor Lawrence is a regular presenter at national and international conferences. In 2015 he presented at the following conferences:

Invited chair and speaker, ‘National forum: Creating a healthy and sustainable food system for Australia’, Regulatory Institutions Network and the Research School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, 24 September 2015, Canberra

Invited speaker, ‘Moving forward – reforming evidence use in nutrition’, Bias in Research Node Meeting: Challenges to using the best evidence for nutrition policy, University of Sydney, 20 November 2015, Sydney

Speaker, ‘Improving nutrition evidence for nutrition policy: the Cochrane Collaboration commitment’, 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, 27-28 October 2015, Sydney

Invited speaker, ‘Formulating policy activities to promote healthy and sustainable diets’, International Health Policy Program Office, Ministry of Public Health, 19 October 2015, Bangkok

Invited speaker (Plenary session), ‘Reforming evidence-informed practice in public health nutrition policy and practice’, 23rd Annual Cochrane Colloquium 2015, 1 - 6 October 2015, Vienna

Invited speaker and symposium chair (A Symposium on Nutrition and Evidence for Policy and Practice), ‘Revisiting concepts for evidence use for nutrition policy’, 23rd Annual Cochrane Colloquium 2015, 1 - 6 October 2015, Vienna

Invited speaker, Rethinking evidence use for food and nutrition policy, Food Research Collaboration, City University, 30 September 2015, London

Speaker, ‘An evidence-informed policy plan for food system change to promote healthy and sustainable diets’, Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart

Invited speaker, Food policy and regulation - implications for rural and regional communities, Building a Local Food Future Forum, Healthy Together Victoria, 1 May 2015, Wodonga

Media appearances

Regular media appearances

Awards

2014 British Medical Association Book Awards, ‘Food fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food’, ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Health and Social Care’ category

2014  Adjunct Professor, Curtin University 

2014 Honorary Fellow, Centre for Food Policy, City University London

2012 Co-presenter, Best research report award, World Nutrition2012, Rio, Brazil

2009 Victorian Healthcare Awards: Premier’s Excellence Award (‘Tackling chronic disease and improving public health’ category).  WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention: Highly Commended.

1997  NHMRC, Public Health and Research Development Committee Scholarship (PhD candidature: 1997 - 2000)

1996  Invited Chair, Working Party: Health and Nutrition Claims, Codex Committee on Food Labelling, Ottawa

1995  National Food Authority Development Award 1995 – 1996 (work placements at the US Food and Drug Administration and UK Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food)

1991  Course Distinction (M.Sc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

1990 VicHealth Inaugural Public Health Fellowship (1990-1993)

Projects

Committee Representation

• Panel member, NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes (Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds TCR) (2015 – )

• Member of Advisory Group, DIET@NET (DIETary Assessment Tool NETwork) project, University of Leeds (aims to develop the Nutritools.org website that will host expert-rated, online dietary assessment tools as well as guidance on best practice for collection and analysis of dietary data) (2015 – )


• Representative of Deakin University Faculty of Health, on the peer review panel for the Australian Research Council (ARC) System to Evaluate the Excellence of Research (SEER) which supports the submission, evaluation and administration workflows of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative (2015)


• Member of the VicHealth  Obesity Expert Steering Group (2015 – )


• Member, VicHealth Victorian Salt Reduction Strategic Partnership (2015 - )


• Member of Advisory Committee, review of the Nutrient Reference Values, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and New Zealand Ministry of Health (2013 – 15).

• Member, NHMRC Research Translation Faculty (2013 – current)

• Member, FSANZ Consumer and Public Health Dialogue (2010 - current).

• Secretary General, World Public Health Nutrition Association (2008 – 2010).

• Member, NHMRC Dietary Guidelines Working Committee (2008 – 2013).

• Member, expert roster EU project Prevention of Obesity in Europe – Consortium for the prevention    of obesity through effective nutrition and physical activity actions (EURO-PREVOB), (2008 – 2010).

• Member, the Nutrition Society Australia Registration Committee (2007 - 2015).

• Member, Food Safety Council, Health Department Victoria (2007 – 2010).

• Member, Australian Public Health Nutrition Academic Collaboration (2002 – current).

Codex Alimentarius Commission involvement

• Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Bonn, 1995 – 1997 (led the Australian delegation)
• Codex Committee on Food Export and Import Inspection and Certification Systems, Canberra, 1995
• Codex Committee on Food Labelling, Ottawa, 1996 (member of the Australian delegation)
 

Editorial board membership
• Principal editor, Public Health Nutrition themed issue on ‘Sustainability and public health nutrition’ (2015)
• Associate Editor, Frontiers in Nutrition and Environmental Sustainability (2014 – current)
• Member, Editorial board, BMC Public Health (2012 - 15)
• Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism (2006 – 11)
• Member, Editorial Board, Public Health Nutrition (2008 – 15)

Publications

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2017

Kitchens and pantries?helping or hindering? The perspectives of emergency food users in Victoria, Australia

R Lindberg, M Lawrence, M Caraher

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 26-45, Journal of hunger and environmental nutrition, C1

journal

Level of implementation of best practice policies for creating healthy food environments: assessment by state and non-state actors in Thailand

S Phulkerd, S Vandevijvere, M Lawrence, V Tangcharoensathien, G Sacks

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 381-390, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Shrinking the food-print: a qualitative study into consumer perceptions, experiences and attitudes towards healthy and environmentally friendly food behaviours

A Hoek, D Pearson, S James, M Lawrence, S Friel

(2017), Vol. 108, pp. 117-131, Appetite, C1

journal

Healthy and environmentally sustainable food choices: Consumer responses to point-of-purchase actions

A Hoek, D Pearson, S James, M Lawrence, S Friel

(2017), Vol. 58, pp. 94-106, Food quality and preference, C1

journal

Opportunities and barriers to public health nutrition education in Vietnamese universities

Q Pham, A Worsley, M Lawrence, B Marshall

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 494-503, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, C1

journal
2016

A review of methods and tools to assess the implementation of government policies to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases

S Phulkerd, M Lawrence, S Vandevijvere, G Sacks, F Worsley, V Tangcharoensathien

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Implementation science, C1

journal

Awareness of nutrition problems among Vietnamese health and education professionals.

T Pham, F Worsley, M Lawrence, B Marshall

(2016), pp. 1-10, Health promotion international, C1

journal

Evidence synthesis and translation for nutrition interventions to combat micro nutrient deficiencies with particular focus on food fortification

M Lawrence, K Wingrove, C Naude, S Durao

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Nutrients, C1

journal

Enhancing evidence use in public health nutrition policymaking: theoretical insights from a New Zealand case study

P Field, R Gauld, M Lawrence

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, Health research policy and systems, C1

journal

Perceptions of nutrition transition problems: a qualitative study of Vietnamese health and education professionals

T Pham, A Worsley, M Lawrence, B Marshall

(2016), pp. 1-15, International journal of health promotion and education, C1

journal
2015

Using a qualitative vignette to explore a complex public health issue

M Jackson, P Harrison, B Swinburn, M Lawrence

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 1395-1409, Qualitative health research, C1

journal

Still serving hot soup? Two hundred years of a charitable food sector in Australia: a narrative review

R Lindberg, J Whelan, M Lawrence, L Gold, S Friel

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 358-365, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, C1

journal

Opportunities and challenges in developing a whole-of-government national food and nutrition policy: lessons from Australia's National Food Plan

R Carey, M Caraher, M Lawrence, S Friel

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 3-14, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Marketing ethics in context: the promotion of unhealthy foods and beverages to children

M Jackson, P Harrison, B Swinburn, M Lawrence

(2015), pp. 354-386, Handbook on ethics and marketing, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

chapter

Formulating policy activities to promote healthy and sustainable diets

M Lawrence, S Friel, K Wingrove, S James, S Candy

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 2333-2340, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Integrating environmental sustainability considerations into food and nutrition policies: insights from Australia's national food plan

E Ridgway, M Lawrence, J Woods

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-13, Frontiers in nutrition, C1

journal

Food insecurity in Australia: Implications for general practitioners

R Lindberg, M Lawrence, L Gold, S Friel, O Pegram

(2015), Vol. 44, pp. 861-862, Australian Family Physician, C1

journal
2014

Towards healthy and sustainable food consumption: an Australian case study

S Friel, L Barosh, M Lawrence

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1156-1166, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Unhealthy food, integrated marketing communication and power: a critical analysis

M Jackson, P Harrison, B Swinburn, M Lawrence

(2014), Vol. 24, pp. 489-505, Critical public health, C1

journal

Building environmentally sustainable food systems on informed citizen choices: evidence from Australia

D Pearson, S Friel, M Lawrence

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 183-197, Biological agriculture and horticulture, C1

journal

Food rescue - an Australian example

R Lindberg, M Lawrence, L Gold, S Friel

(2014), Vol. 116, pp. 1478-1489, British food journal, C1

journal

A Q methodology study of stakeholders' views about accountability for promoting healthy food environments in England through the responsibility deal food network

V Kraak, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, P Harrison

(2014), Vol. 49, pp. 207-218, Food Policy, C1

journal

Communication of scientific uncertainty: International case studies on the development of folate and vitamin D Dietary Reference Values

K Brown, L De Wit, L Timotijevic, A Sonne, L Lähteenmäki, N Brito Garcia, M Jeruszka-Bielak, E Sici?ska, A Moore, M Lawrence, M Raats

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1378-1388, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

An empirical study on accountability for promoting healthy food environments in England through the public health responsibility deal food network

V Kraak, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, P Harrison

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 1-1, The FASEB journal, C1

journal
2013

The possibility of regulating for obesity prevention - understanding regulation in the Commonwealth Government

B Crammond, C Van, S Allender, A Peeters, M Lawrence, G Sacks, H Mavoa, B Swinburn, B Loff

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 213-221, Obesity reviews, C1

journal

Food policy development in the Australian state of Victoria : a case study of the Food Alliance

M Caraher, R Carey, K McConell, M Lawrence

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 78-95, International planning studies, C1

journal

Food fortification : the evidence, ethics and politics of adding nutrients to food

M Lawrence

(2013), Oxford, England, A1-1

book

Australian food security dilemmas : comparing nutritious production scenarios and their environmental, resource and economic tensions

G Turner, K Larsen, C Ryan, M Lawrence

(2013), pp. 259-279, Food security in Australia : challenges and prospects for the future, New York, N. Y., B1-1

chapter

Profiling national mandatory folic acid fortification policy around the world

M Lawrence, K Kripalani

(2013), pp. 277-289, Handbook of food fortification and health: from concepts to public health applications, vol. 2, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings

M Rayner, A Wood, M Lawrence, C Mhurchu, J Albert, S Barquera, S Friel, C Hawkes, B Kelly, S Kumanyika, M L'Abbe, A Lee, T Lobstein, J Ma, J Macmullan, S Mohan, C Monteiro, B Neal, G Sacks, D Sanders, W Snowdon, B Swinburn, S Vandevijvere, C Walker

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 70-81, Obesity reviews, C1

journal

An accountability framework to promote healthy food environments

V Kraak, V Kraak, B Swinburn, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, M Lawrence, P Harrison, P Harrison

(2013), Vol. 17, pp. 2467-2483, Public Health Nutrition, C1

journal
2012

Policy change to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating : which options are the most realistic for local government?

S Allender, E Gleeson, B Crammond, G Sacks, M Lawrence, A Peeters, B Loff, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 261-274, Health promotion international, C1

journal

Government regulation to promote healthy food environments : a view from inside state governments

J Shill, H Mavoa, S Allender, M Lawrence, G Sacks, A Peeters, B Crammond, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 162-173, Obesity reviews, C1

journal

Balancing the benefits and risks of public?private partnerships to address the global double burden of malnutrition

V Kraak, P Harrigan, M Lawrence, P Harrison, M Jackson, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 503-517, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government level in Australia

A Chung, J Shill, B Swinburn, H Mavoa, M Lawrence, B Loff, B Crammond, G Sacks, S Allender, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-6, BMC public health, C1-1

journal

Regulation to create environments conducive to physical activity : understanding the barriers and facilitators at the Australian State Government level

J Shill, H Mavoa, B Crammond, B Loff, A Peeters, M Lawrence, S Allender, G Sacks, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PLoS one, C1-1

journal
2011

Integrating agriculture and food policy to achieve sustainable peri-urban fruit and vegetable production in Victoria, Australia

R Carey, F Krumholz, K Duignan, K McConell, J Browne, C Burns, M Lawrence

(2011), Vol. 1, pp. 181-195, Journal of agriculture, food systems and community development, C1

journal

Food and nutrition security in the Australia-New Zealand region : impact of climate change

L Tapsell, Y Pobst, M Lawrence, S Friel, V Flood, A McMahon, R Butler

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 192-200, World review of nutrition and dietetics, C1

journal

Estimating the impact of mandatory folic acid fortification on the folic acid intake of Australian women of childbearing age

J Emmett, M Lawrence, M Riley

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 442-450, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, C1

journal

Climate change adaptation at the intersection of food and health

F Edwards, J Dixon, S Friel, G Hall, K Larsen, S Lockie, B Wood, M Lawrence, I Hanigan, A Hogan, L Hattersley

(2011), Vol. 23, Asia-Pacific journal of public health, C1

journal

The accountability of public-private partnerships with food, beverage and quick-serve restaurant companies to address global hunger and the double burden of malnutrition

V Kraak, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, P Harrison

(2011), Vol. 39, pp. 11-24, United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition : News, C1

journal
2010

The food regulatory system - is it protecting public health and safety?

M Lawrence

(2010), pp. 162-174, Food security, nutrition and sustainability : new challenges, future options, London, England, B1

chapter

The role of policy in preventing childhood obesity

M Lawrence, B Swinburn

(2010), pp. 203-211, Preventing childhood obesity : evidence, policy and practice, Hoboken, N.J., B1

chapter

Prioritizing policy interventions to improve diets? Will it work, can it happen, will it do harm?

W Snowdon, J Potter, B Swinburn, J Schultz, M Lawrence

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 123-133, Health promotion international, C1

journal

Evidence-informed process to identify policies that will promote a healthy food environment in the Pacific Islands

W Snowdon, M Lawrence, J Schultz, P Vivili, B Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 886-892, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Community level interventions to improve food security in developed countries (Protocol)

C Burns, B Kristjansson, G Harris, R Armstrong, S Cummins, A Black, M Lawrence

(2010), pp. 1-15, The cochrane collaboration, C1

journal
2009

Obesity policy action framework and analysis grids for a comprehensive policy approach to reducing obesity

G Sacks, B Swinburn, M Lawrence

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 76-86, Obesity reviews, C1

journal

Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish' : how do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?

S Allender, E Gleeson, B Crammond, G Sacks, M Lawrence, A Peeters, B Loff, B Swinburn

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 1-8, Australia and New Zealand health policy, C1

journal

Examination of selected national policies towards mandatory folic acid fortification

M Lawrence, W Chai, R Kara, I Rosenberg, J Scott, A Tedstone

(2009), Vol. 67, Nutrition reviews, C1

journal

The politics of developing reference standards for nutrient intakes : the case of Australia and New Zealand

S Thuraisingam, L Riddell, K Cook, M Lawrence

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 1531-1539, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Building global alliances for public health nutrition training

M Lawrence, O Galal, B Margetts, A Yngve

(2009), Vol. 67, Nutrition reviews, C1

journal

Do food regulatory systems protect public health?

M Lawrence

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 2247-2249, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Reflections on public health policy in the food regulatory system : challenges, and opportunities for nutrition and food law experts to collaborate

M Lawrence

(2009), Vol. 14, pp. 397-413, Deakin law review, C1

journal
2008

The effects of an apparent breach of therapeutic regulations on consumers: the Pan Pharmaceuticals recall

R Blasche, A Worsley, M Lawrence

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 367-379, Critical public health, C1

journal

A systematic policy approach to changing the food system and physical activity environments to prevent obesity

G Sacks, B Swinburn, M Lawrence

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 1-7, Australia and New Zealand health policy, C1

journal

An evaluation of the reported sodium content of Australian food products

C Grimes, C Nowson, M Lawrence

(2008), Vol. 43, pp. 2219-2229, International journal of food science and technology, C1

journal

Conceptualising the policy practice and behavioural research relationship

M Lawrence, H Yeatman

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, C1

journal

Functional foods and public health nutrition policy

M Lawrence, J Germov

(2008), pp. 147-175, A sociology of food and nutrition : the social appetite, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Regulatory change for obesity prevention at local government level in Victoria

S Allender, E Gleeson, B Crammond, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, A Peeters, B Loff

(2008), A global world - practical action for health and well being : Proceedings of the Population Health Congress, [Brisbane, Qld.], E1-1

conference

Making the connections : Food policy, the obesity epidemic and climate change

M Lawrence, J Potter

(2008), A global world - practical action for health and well being : Proceedings of the Population Health Congress, [Brisbane, Qld.], E1-1

conference
2007

Policy and politics

M Lawrence

(2007), pp. 450-469, Public health nutrition: from principles to practice, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Reference standards and guidelines

M Lawrence, A Robertson

(2007), pp. 39-70, Public health nutrition : from principles to practice, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Concepts and guiding principles

M Lawrence, A Worsley

(2007), pp. 5-27, Public health nutrition: from principles to practice, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Economically, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities

C Burns, S Friel, S Cummins

(2007), pp. 153-175, Public health nutrition : from principles to practice, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Mandatory fortification with folic acid: what would hippocrates say?

M Lawrence, L Riddell

(2007), Vol. 36, pp. 69-73, Australian family physician, C1

journal

Can we have our sponsorship cake and eat it too?

R Hughes, M Lawrence

(2007), DAA 2007 : Proceedings of the 25th Dietitians Association of Australia conference, [Hobart, Tas.], E1-1

conference

Policy and behaviour change : health professionals influencing the food and nutrition agenda

H Yeatman, M Lawrence

(2007), ISBNPA 2007 : Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity annual conference, [Oslo, Norway], E1-1

conference

Obesity prevention

B Swinburn, C Bell

(2007), pp. 201-222, Public health nutrition : from principles to practice, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter

Promotion and communication

A Worsley

(2007), pp. 422-449, Public health nutrition : from principles to practice, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2006

Evalutaion of the implementation of the folate-neural tube defect health claim and its impact on the availability of folate-fortified food in Australia

M Lawrence

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 363-368, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, C1

journal
2005

The potential of food regulation as a policy instrument for obesity prevention in developing countries

M Lawrence

(2005), pp. 285-305, Obesity prevention and public health, Oxford, England, B1

chapter

Challenges in translating scientific evidence into mandatory food fortification policy: an antipodean case study of the folate- neural tube defect relationship

M Lawrence

(2005), Vol. 8, pp. 1235-1241, Public health nutrition, C1

journal

Assessing the case for mandatory folate fortification : policy-making in the face of scientific uncertainties

M Lawrence

(2005), Vol. 29, pp. 328-330, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, C1

journal

Globalisation, food and health in Pacific Island countries

R Hughes, M Lawrence

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 298-305, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, C1

journal
2004

Future food : the politics of functional foods and health claims

M Lawrence, J Germov

(2004), pp. 119-147, A sociology of food and nutrition : the social appetite, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2003

Folate fortification: public health policy making in a food regulation setting

M Lawrence

(2003), pp. 110-126, Evidence-based health policy: problems & possibilities, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Folate fortification : a case study of public health policy-making

M Lawrence

(2003), pp. 110-126, Evidence-based health policy : problems and possibilities, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2001

Knowledge about folate and the contribution of nutrient supplements to the intake of folic acid and vitamin B12 in Australian adults in 1995 and 1996

M Lawrence, I Rutishauser, J Lewis

(2001), Vol. 58, pp. 12-18, Australian journal of nutrition & dietetics, C1

journal

A practical approach to monitoring nutrient supplement intake of Australian adults

M Lawrence, I Rutsihauser, J Lewis

(2001), Vol. 58, pp. 98-103, Australian journal of nutrition and dietetics, C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Obesity Prevention Among Low Income Families: Economic and Strategic Modelling

Dr Cate Burns, Prof Anthony Scott, Dr Lisa Gold, Prof Kostas Mavromaras, Prof Mark Lawrence

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2010: $51,854
  • 2009: $14,009
  • 2008: $23,823

A comprehensive regulatory strategy for obesity prevention in Australia

Dr Beatrice Loff, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Michael Ackland

NHMRC - Strategic Reserve Fund

  • 2011: $76,536
  • 2010: $93,656
  • 2009: $79,733
  • 2008: $55,865
  • 2007: $74,801

Modelling policy interventions to protect Australia's food security in the face of environmental sustainability challenges

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Chris Ryan, Prof Sharon Friel, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Graham Turner

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1, Linkage PhD student

  • 2014: $17,136
  • 2013: $25,951
  • 2012: $103,848

Centre of Research Excellence on Policy Research on Obesity and Food Systems

Prof Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Mark Lawrence, A/Prof Jan Barendregt, Prof Bruce Neal, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Kelly Brownell, Prof Steven Allender

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

  • 2017: $243,702
  • 2016: $431,611
  • 2015: $434,875
  • 2014: $452,808
  • 2013: $276,834
  • 2012: $65,432

Shrinking the food-print by creating consumer demand for sustainable and healthy eating.

Prof Sharon Friel, Prof Mark Lawrence, A/Prof David Pearson

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $6,000
  • 2013: $4,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Obesity Prevention Among Low Income Families: Economic and Strategic Modelling

Dr Cate Burns, Prof Anthony Scott, Dr Lisa Gold, Prof Kostas Mavromaras, Prof Mark Lawrence

  • 2011: $5,320
  • 2010: $24,958
  • 2009: $12,350

Victorian food supply scenarios-impacts on availability of healthy, nutritious and sustainability diets (Deakin University component)

Prof Chris Ryan, Dr Graham Turner, Prof Mark Lawrence, Ms Kirsten Larsen

  • 2010: $15,920

The Food Alliance (formerly the Food Policy Coalition)

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Danuta Mendelson, Mrs Kathy McConell

  • 2014: $50,000
  • 2013: $170,000
  • 2012: $160,000
  • 2011: $130,000
  • 2010: $130,000
  • 2009: $130,000

Identifying regulatory approaches to obesity prevention and the reduction of socio-economic inequalities in obesity prevalence in Queensland

Prof Mark Lawrence

  • 2009: $44,820

Modelling policy interventions to protect Australia's food security in the face of environmental sustainability challenges

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Chris Ryan, Prof Sharon Friel, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Graham Turner

  • 2015: $16,666
  • 2012: $61,667

Analysis of soft drink purchase data

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Dr Cate Burns

  • 2011: $7,500

Victorian Food Systems Network

Prof Mark Lawrence, Mrs Kathy McConell, Dr Rachel Carey

  • 2014: $30,000
  • 2013: $70,000

Industry and Other Funding

Foodprinting Melbourne

Prof Mark Lawrence, Mrs Kathy McConell

  • 2015: $24,296

VICTORIAN URBAN AND LOCAL FOOD NETWORK

Prof Mark Lawrence

  • 2014: $50,000

Interventions to improve Community Food Security in developed countries: What works and why?

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Elizabeth Kristjansson, Hasan Hutchinson, Erinn Salewski, William Gray, Lyndsay Davidson, Cathleen Kneen, Jocelyn Sacco, Carolyn Young, Alomgir Hossain, Selma Liberato, Hilary Thomson, Vivian Welch

  • 2016: $13,676
  • 2015: $4,500

Scoping review on dietary patterns and their health impact

Prof Mark Lawrence, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

  • 2016: $3,894
  • 2015: $23,646

Dietary patterns

Prof Mark Lawrence, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton

  • 2016: $6,372

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Rebecca Lindberg

Thesis entitled: Food Rescue: Investigating Directions for the Future.

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2016

Thi Hai Quynh Pham

Thesis entitled: Towards a Vietnamese University Public Health Nutrition Framework: Needs Assessment

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Michaela Jackson

Thesis entitled: Unhealthy food promotion to under 18s: deeper insights, new interpretations.

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Marketing

2014

Vivica Ingrid Kraak

Thesis entitled: Accountability for Healthy Food and Eating Environments

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2011

Gary Sacks

Thesis entitled: Nutrient Profiling Interventions Targeting Obsesity Prevention: Role and Potential Impact

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2010

Wendy Snowdon

Thesis entitled: Guiding Policy Change to Reduce Diet-related Disease in the Pacific

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences