Dr Erica Reeve



Alfred Deakin Post-Doctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Geelong Waterfront Campus


+61 3 522 78545


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Catalysing sustainable development through regional food system governance: Strengthening the translation of regional food system policy guidance to national level in the Pacific

D Patay, A Ravuvu, V Iese, D Wilson, S Mauli, J Maelaua, E Reeve, A Farmery, P Farrell, E Johnson, A Thow

(2024), Vol. 32, pp. 1261-1278, Sustainable Development, London, Eng., C1

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Lessons for strengthening policymaking for obesity and diet-related noncommunicable disease prevention: A narrative synthesis of policy literature from the Western Pacific Region

E Reeve, C Bell, G Sacks, S Mounsey, G Waqa, A Peeters, A Thow

(2024), Vol. 25, Obesity Reviews, C1

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Convenience as a dimension of food environments: A systematic scoping review of its definition and measurement

J Bogard, S Downs, E Casey, P Farrell, A Gupta, L Miachon, S Naughton, W Staromiejska, E Reeve

(2024), Vol. 194, pp. 107198-107198, Appetite, England, C1

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Salt and sugar intakes of adults in the central division of Fiji: findings from a nutrition survey in 2022

A Moala Silatolu, J Santos, A Palu, D Nand, A Deo, A Kama, S Lolohea, U Vakaloloma, L Seru, P Naivunivuni, S Kumar, H Tawakilai, E Vimatemate, M Sanif, A Misavu, A Prasad, D Patay, M Woodward, K Rogers, E Reeve, C Bell, J Webster, G Waqa, B McKenzie

(2024), Vol. 46, pp. 1-13, The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Understanding the corporate political activity of the ultra - processed food industry in East Asia: a Philippines case study

O Huse, E Reeve, P Zambrano, C Bell, A Peeters, G Sacks, P Baker, K Backholer

(2023), Vol. 19, pp. 1-16, Globalization and Health, London, Eng., C1

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Systemic Capacity in Food System Governance in the Solomon Islands: "It's More than Just Training"

S Mauli, J Maelaua, E Reeve, A Thow, E Johnson, P Farrell, D Patay

(2023), Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, Sustainability (Switzerland), Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Scaling up food pricing policies in the Pacific: a guide to action.

Erica Reeve, Amerita Ravuvu, Ellen Johnson, Selai Nasiga, Tom Brewer, Sarah Mounsey, Anne Thow

(2023), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, BMJ Global Health, London, Eng., C1

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Food insecurity, COVID-19 and diets in Fiji - a cross-sectional survey of over 500 adults

J Webster, A Moala, B McKenzie, J Santos, A Palu, A Deo, S Lolohea, M Sanif, P Naivunivuni, S Kumar, E Vimatemate, H Tawakilai, L Seru, M Woodward, D Patay, D Nand, A Kama, E Reeve, G Waqa, C Bell

(2023), Vol. 19, pp. 1-13, Globalization and Health, London, Eng., C1

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Benchmarking for accountability on obesity prevention: Evaluation of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) in Australia (2016-2020)

J Kwon, E Reeve, D Mann, B Swinburn, G Sacks

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 488-497, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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The nutrition transition, food retail transformations, and policy responses to overnutrition in the East Asia region: A descriptive review

O Huse, E Reeve, P Baker, D Hunt, C Bell, A Peeters, K Backholer

(2022), pp. 1-20, Obesity Reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Scaling-up food policies in the Pacific Islands: protocol for policy engagement and mixed methods evaluation of intervention implementation

J Webster, G Waqa, A Thow, S Allender, T Lung, M Woodward, K Rogers, I Tukana, A Kama, D Wilson, S Mounsey, R Dodd, E Reeve, B McKenzie, C Johnson, C Bell

(2022), Vol. 21, pp. 1-11, Nutrition Journal, London, Eng., C1

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Strengthening Food Systems Governance to Achieve Multiple Objectives: A Comparative Instrumentation Analysis of Food Systems Policies in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

E Reeve, A Ravuvu, A Farmery, S Mauli, D Wilson, E Johnson, A Thow

(2022), Vol. 14, Sustainability (Switzerland), C1

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The tide of dietary risks for noncommunicable diseases in Pacific Islands: an analysis of population NCD surveys

E Reeve, P Lamichhane, B McKenzie, G Waqa, J Webster, W Snowdon, C Bell

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Public Health, England, C1

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Strengthening implementation of diet-related non-communicable disease prevention strategies in Fiji: a qualitative policy landscape analysis

S Mounsey, G Waqa, B McKenzie, E Reeve, J Webster, C Bell, A Thow

(2022), Vol. 18, Globalization and Health, England, C1

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Regional Governance for Food System Transformations: Learning from the Pacific Island Region

A Thow, A Ravuvu, V Iese, A Farmery, S Mauli, D Wilson, P Farrell, E Johnson, E Reeve

(2022), Vol. 14, Sustainability (Switzerland), C1

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Research protocol for impact assessment of a project to scale up food policies in the Pacific

D Patay, K Trieu, B McKenzie, S Ramanathan, A Hure, C Bell, A Thow, S Allender, E Reeve, A Palu, M Woodward, G Waqa, J Webster

(2022), Vol. 20, Health Research Policy and Systems, England, C1

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Food trade among Pacific Island countries and territories: implications for food security and nutrition

A Thow, A Ravuvu, S Ofa, N Andrew, E Reeve, J Tutuo, T Brewer

(2022), Vol. 18, Globalization and Health, England, C1

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Strategies used by the soft drink industry to grow and sustain sales: a case-study of The Coca-Cola Company in East Asia

O Huse, E Reeve, C Bell, G Sacks, P Baker, B Wood, K Backholer

(2022), Vol. 7, BMJ Global Health, England, C1

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National nutrition policy in high-income countries: Is health equity on the agenda?

C Zorbas, J Browne, A Chung, P Baker, C Palermo, E Reeve, A Peeters, K Backholer

(2021), Vol. 79, pp. 1100-1113, Nutrition Reviews, United States, C1

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Identifying opportunities to strengthen school food environments in the Pacific: a case study in Samoa

E Reeve, A Thow, C Bell, C Soti-Ulberg, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Public Health, England, C1

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Conceptualising value chain research to integrate multiple food system elements

A Farmery, T Brewer, P Farrell, H Kottage, E Reeve, A Thow, N Andrew

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 1-10, Global food security, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Action-oriented prospective policy analysis to inform the adoption of a fiscal policy to reduce diet-related disease in the Solomon Islands

E Reeve, A Thow, S Namohunu, C Bell, A Lal, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 1257-1268, Health Policy and Planning, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Policy-makers' perspectives on implementation of cross-sectoral nutrition policies, western pacific region

E Reeve, A Thow, O Huse, C Bell, A Peeters, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 99, pp. 865-873, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Switzerland, C1

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A Proposed Research Agenda for Promoting Healthy Retail Food Environments in the East Asia-Pacific Region

A Cameron, E Reeve, J Marshall, T Scapin, O Huse, D Riesenberg, D Jeyapalan, S Demaio, F Watson, R Kupka, K Correa, M Blake, K Backholer, A Peeters, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 267-281, Current Nutrition Reports, United States, C1

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The politics of food in the Pacific: Coherence and tension in regional policies on nutrition, the food environment and non-communicable diseases

R Dodd, E Reeve, E Sparks, A George, P Vivili, S Tin, D Buresova, J Webster, A Thow

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 168-180, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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The Relationship Between Feasting Periods and Weight Gain: a Systematic Scoping Review

C Zorbas, E Reeve, S Naughton, C Batis, J Whelan, G Waqa, C Bell

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 39-62, Current obesity reports, C1

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COVID-19 and Pacific food system resilience: opportunities to build a robust response

P Farrell, A Thow, J Wate, N Nonga, P Vatucawaqa, T Brewer, M Sharp, A Farmery, H Trevena, E Reeve, H Eriksson, I Gonzalez, G Mulcahy, J Eurich, N Andrew

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 783-791, Food Security, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia

S Osborne, L Alston, K Bolton, J Whelan, E Reeve, A Wong Shee, J Browne, T Walker, V Versace, S Allender, M Nichols, K Backholer, N Goodwin, S Lewis, H Dalton, G Prael, M Curtin, R Brooks, S Verdon, J Crockett, G Hodgins, S Walsh, D Lyle, S Thompson, L Browne, S Knight, S Pit, M Jones, M Gillam, M Leach, D Gonzalez-Chica, K Muyambi, T Eshetie, K Tran, E May, G Lieschke, V Parker, A Smith, C Hayes, A Dunlop, H Rajappa, R White, P Oakley, S Holliday

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S3-S32.e1, Medical Journal of Australia, Australia, C1

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Retail initiatives to improve the healthiness of food environments in rural, regional and remote communities

Laura Alston, Kristy Bolton, Jill Whelan, Erica Reeve, Anna Shee, Jennifer Browne, Troy Walker, Vincent Versace, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S5-+, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, C1

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Developing a context-specific nutrient profiling system for food policy in Samoa

E Reeve, T Naseri, T Martyn, C Bollars, A Thow

(2019), Vol. 34, pp. E94-E105, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Implementation lessons for school food policies and marketing restrictions in the Philippines: A qualitative policy analysis

E Reeve, A Thow, C Bell, K Engelhardt, E Gamolo-Naliponguit, J Go, G Sacks

(2018), Vol. 14, Globalization and Health, England, C1

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Processed foods available in the Pacific Islands

W Snowdon, A Raj, E Reeve, R Guerrero, J Fesaitu, K Cateine, C Guignet

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, Globalization and health, London, England, C1

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Fruit and Non-Starchy Vegetable Acquisition and Supply in Solomon Islands: Identifying Opportunities for Improved Food System Outcomes

Penny Farrell, Michael Sharp, Erica Reeve, Tom Brewer, Anna Farmery, Jillian Tutuo, Jessica Bogard, Samson Kanamoli, Anne Thow

(), Vol. 15, pp. 1742-1742, Sustainability, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The evaluation of Vichealth's Food Hubs on local food systems.

Dr Rebecca Lindberg, Dr Erica Reeve, Dr Kate Wingrove, A/Prof Kristy Bolton, Dr Penny Love, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Gary Sacks


  • 2024: $37,000
  • 2023: $37,000

Industry and Other Funding

A review of evidence on interventions to improve the availability and promotion of healthy food in rural communities.

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Melanie Nichols, Dr Jill Whelan, Dr Erica Reeve, Dr Anna Wong Shee

Australasian Medical Publishing Co Proprietary Ltd

  • 2020: $10,000

Diet related tax impact assessments (Pacific)

Dr Jaithri Ananthapavan, Dr Phuong Nguyen, Dr Erica Reeve, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie

World Health Organisation - WHO

  • 2021: $46,580

Better Knowledge for Better Diets and Growth of Adolescent Girls in South Asia.

Prof Kathryn Backholer, Dr Christina Zorbas, Mr Oliver Huse, Dr Erica Reeve

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

  • 2022: $73,087

Considerations for the earmarking of health taxes: the case of VicHealth.

Dr Erica Reeve

The World Bank Group

  • 2022: $32,043

Nutrient profiling for nutrition policy making.

Dr Erica Reeve, A/Prof Serene Yoong, Dr Gloria Leung, Prof Gary Sacks

World Health Organisation - WHO

  • 2024: $30,406


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