Our Team and Publications

The WHO CC Obesity Prevention Unit is led by Professor Steven Allender and Professor Boyd Swinburn.

The team consists of academic researchers and students along with a number of external partners. This large team value and are committed to identifying, promoting and implementing obesity prevention and wellness strategies as a global, national and regional partner.

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Professor Boyd Swinburn
Alfred Deakin Professor

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Professor Steven Allender
Professor

Members

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A/Prof Colin Bell
Associate Professor in Public Health 

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Dr Adrian Cameron
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Lynne Millar
Senior Lecturer -Prevention of Chronic Disease 

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Dr Melanie Nichols
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

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Dr Gary Sacks
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Penny Love
Senior Research Fellow - Manager CO-OPS 

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Ms Mary Malakellis
Research Fellow-Obesity Prevention 

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Dr Claudia Strugnell
Research Fellow

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Ms Jill Whelan
Research Fellow (Grade 2) - Knowledge Broker CO-OPS

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Mr Nic Crooks
Associate Research Fellow 

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Mr Brynle Owen
Research Assistant 

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Research Fellow 
silhoutte-of-a-woman Ms Emily Hadgkiss
Research Fellow 
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Mr Andrew Sanigorski
Research Fellow 

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Research Assistant
silhoutte-of-a-woman Ms Jane Hayden
Research Assistant

HDR Students

jaimie-mcglashanMiss Jaimie McGlashan
HDR Student
silhoutte-of-a-womanMs Erin Hoare
HDR Student 
silhoutte-of-a-woman Miss Laura Jones
HDR Student 
silhoutte-of-a-womanMr Josh Hayward
HDR Student
silhoutte-of-a-womanMrs Jennifer Marks
HDR Student 
silhoutte-of-a-womanMiss Bridget Morrissey
HDR Student 

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Miss Brydie Clarke
HDR Student 

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Miss Erica Reeve
HDR Student
silhoutte-of-a-woman Mrs Melissa Mialon
HDR Student
silhoutte-of-a-woman Ms Monica Bensberg
HDR Student
silhoutte-of-a-womanMiss Laura Alston
HDR Student
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