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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

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

Biography

Mark is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. He has 35 years’ experience working as a practitioner and academic in food and nutrition policy at local, state, national and international levels. Mark’s research interests focus on healthy and sustainable food systems, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed foods, Nutrient Reference Values and food regulation. He has published widely on the topics of healthy and sustainable diets and healthy and sustainable foods systems. His latest research book is titled, ‘Mark Lawrence and Sharon Friel (editors). Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems’, Routledge. He is:
• External advisor to the World Health Organization (Dietary patterns for health);
• External advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organization (Sustainable healthy diets);
• Member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets;
• Chair of the Advisory Board for Cochrane Nutrition;
• Board member at Food Standards Australia New Zealand;
• Member of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence committee;
• Team leader, the Australian Research Council project, ‘Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy’; and
• Former member of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.

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Career highlights

Awards

2019 Visiting Professor, Qingdao University

2019 Visiting Research Fellow, Yunnan Agricultural University

2017 Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia


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)

 

Committee representation

• External advisor to the World Health Organization (Dietary patterns for health);

• External advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organization (Sustainable healthy diets);
• Member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets;
• Chair of the Advisory Board for Cochrane Nutrition;
• Board member at Food Standards Australia New Zealand;
• Member of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence committee;
• Team leader, the Australian Research Council project, ‘Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy’; and
• Former member of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.

Teaching

Unit Chair HSN706: Food policy and public health 

Research interests

Mark's research interests focus on healthy and sustainable food systems and food and nutrition policy. He and his colleagues have secured over $7 million in category 1 research grants to investigate the science and politics of evidence use in nutrition policy-making, particularly in relation to healthy and sustainable food systems, Dietary guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values, food regulation and obesity prevention.

He is leading a transdisciplinary research team, funded by an ARC Discovery project grant 'Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy'.

He is co-leading (with Professor Sarah McNaughton) a large World Health Organization project involving the preparation of a series of systematic reviews investigating the relationships between dietary patterns and 14 health outcomes. 

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

Healthy and sustainable food systems

Critical analysis of policy-making

Dietary patterns

Food regulation

Dietary guidelines

Nutrient reference values

Ultra-processed foods

Food security

Food literacy

Advocacy

Units taught

Unit Chair HSN706 Food Policy and Public Health

Currently supervises 1 Honours, 1 Masters and 5 PhD students

Knowledge areas

Public health nutrition

Food policy

Healthy and sustainable food systems

Dietary guidelines

Nutrient reference values

Evidence-informed policy

Dietary patterns

Critical policy analysis

Food regulation

Food labelling

Food fortification

Obesity prevention

Food security

Expertise

Mark is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. He has 35 years' experience working as a practitioner and academic in food and nutrition policy at local, state, national and international levels. Mark's research interests focus on healthy and sustainable food systems, dietary guidelines, ultra-processed foods, Nutrient Reference Values and food regulation. He has published widely on the topics of healthy and sustainable diets and healthy and sustainable foods systems. His latest research book is, Mark Lawrence and Sharon Friel (eds). (2020) 'Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems', Routledge. He is External advisor to the World Health Organization (Dietary patterns for health); External advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organization (Sustainable healthy diets); Member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets; Chair of the Advisory Board for Cochrane Nutrition; Board member at Food Standards Australia New Zealand; Member of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council's Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence committee; Team leader, the Australian Research Council project, 'Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy'; and Former member of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council's Dietary Guidelines Working Committee..
  • Environment and environmental issues
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Ethics

Conferences

Invited keynote: Lawrence M. “New approaches to evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy”, World Public Health Nutrition Congress 2020, 31 March to Friday 3 April 2020, Brisbane.

Invited keynote: Lawrence M. “The science and politics of synthesising and translating evidence into nutrition policy”, Nutrition Society of Australia Annual General meeting, ‘Nutrition Science: The nexus between health policy and practice’, 27-30 November 2018, Canberra.

Invited keynote: Lawrence M. Regulating to protect public health and environmental sustainability. PHAA Food Futures conference, 20-21 November 2018, Brisbane

Lawrence M, Pollard C, Lee A, Woods J, Stanton R, Friel S, Vidgen H. A critical policy analysis of the Australian Healthy Food Partnership, 15th World Congress on public health, 3 – 7 April 2017, Melbourne

Invited keynote speaker, ‘Successful obesity prevention requires tackling competing border views’, Annual conference, Home Economics Institute of Australia 11-13 January 2017, Melbourne.

Invited plenary speaker, Lawrence M, ‘Rethinking the translation of nutrition evidence into public health practice’, Nutrition Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 29/11/16 – 2/12/16, Melbourne

Lawrence M, Pollard C. ‘Opportunities and challenges in positioning food regulatory systems to protect and promote public health’. Food Governance, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney 2-3 November 2016

Lawrence M, Pollard C. Reforming food regulatory systems to protect and promote public health nutrition, World Nutrition, 30/8/16 – 2/9/16, Cape Town 

Lawrence M, Kristjansson E. Systematic Review, Process Evaluation And Knowledge Translation Of Community Interventions To Tackle A ‘Wicked Problem’: Food Insecurity. World Nutrition, 30/8/16 – 2/9/16, Cape Town

Lawrence M (Coordinator and speaker), The science and politics of evidence use in food policy-making, C-PAN Nutrition Symposium ‘Current and future priorities for food policy: International insights’, Melbourne, 22/2/16

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

Media appearances

Regular media appearances in print, TV and radio 

Research groups

Head of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition's Food Policy Unit

He leads a transdisciplinary research team, funded by an ARC Discovery project grant 'Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy'.

Awards

Awards

2019 Visiting Professor, Qingdao University

2019 Visiting Research Fellow, Yunnan Agricultural University

2017 Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia

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

• External advisor to the World Health Organization (Dietary patterns for health);

• External advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organization (Sustainable healthy diets);

• Member of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force on Sustainable Diets;

• Chair of the Advisory Board for Cochrane Nutrition;

• Board member at Food Standards Australia New Zealand;

• Member of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence committee;

• Team leader, the Australian Research Council project, ‘Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy’; and

• Former member of Australian National Health and Medical Research Council’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee.

• 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 – )

• 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, 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)
 

Publications

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2020

Evaluating nutrient-based indices against food-and diet-based indices to assess the health potential of foods: How does the australian health star rating system perform after five years?

S Dickie, J Woods, P Baker, L Elizabeth, M Lawrence

(2020), Vol. 12, Nutrients, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and health outcomes: a narrative review

L Elizabeth, P Machado, M Zincker, P Baker, M Lawrence

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-33, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

Historical developments and paradigm shifts in public health nutrition science, guidance and policy actions: a narrative review

Ella Ridgway, Phillip Baker, Julie Woods, Mark Lawrence

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-22, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Positioning food standards programmes to protect public health: current performance, future opportunities and necessary reforms

Mark Lawrence, Christina Pollard, Tarun Weeramanthri

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 912-926, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Processed foods and nutrition transition in the Pacific: regional trends, patterns and food system drivers

K Sievert, M Lawrence, A Naika, P Baker

(2019), Vol. 11, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Generating political commitment for ending malnutrition in all its forms: a system dynamics approach for strengthening nutrition actor networks

P Baker, A Brown, K Wingrove, S Allender, H Walls, K Cullerton, A Lee, A Demaio, M Lawrence

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 30-44, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Aligning evidence generation and use across health, development, and environment

H Tallis, K Kreis, L Olander, C Ringler, D Ameyaw, M Borsuk, D Fletschner, E Game, D Gilligan, M Jeuland, G Kennedy, Y Masuda, S Mehta, N Miller, M Parker, C Pollino, J Rajaratnam, D Wilkie, W Zhang, S Ahmed, O Ajayi, H Alderman, G Arhonditsis, I Azevedo, R Badola, R Bailis, P Balvanera, E Barbour, M Bardini, D Barton, J Baumgartner, T Benton, E Bobrow, D Bossio, A Bostrom, A Braimoh, E Brondizio, J Brown, B Bryant, R Calder, B Chaplin-Kramer, A Cullen, N DeMello, K Dickinson, K Ebi, H Eves, J Fanzo, P Ferraro, B Fisher, E Frongillo, G Galford, D Garrity, L Gatere, A Grieshop, N Grigg, C Groves, M Gugerty, M Hamm, X Hou, C Huang, M Imhoff, D Jack, A Jones, R Kelsey, M Kothari, R Kumar, C Lachat, A Larsen, M Lawrence, F DeClerck, P Levin, E Mabaya, J Gibson, R McDonald, G Mace, R Maertens, D Mangale, R Martino, S Mason, L Mehta, R Meinzen-Dick, B Merz, S Msangi, G Murray, K Murray, C Naude, N Newlands, E Nkonya, A Peterman, T Petruney, H Possingham, J Puri, R Remans, L Remlinger, T Ricketts, B Reta, B Robinson, D Roe, J Rosenthal, G Shen

(2019), Vol. 39, pp. 81-93, Current opinion in environmental sustainability, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The political construction of public health nutrition problems: A framing analysis of parliamentary debates on junk-food marketing to children in Australia

C Russell, M Lawrence, K Cullerton, P Baker

(2019), Public Health Nutrition, C1

journal article

Modelling the Food Availability and Environmental Impacts of a Shift Towards Consumption of Healthy Dietary Patterns in Australia

Seona Candy, Graham Turner, Kirsten Larsen, Kate Wingrove, Julia Steenkamp, Sharon Friel, Mark Lawrence

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-27, Sustainability, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article
2018

Squandering Australia's food security-the environmental and economic costs of our unhealthy diet and the policy path we're on

G Turner, K Larsen, S Candy, S Ogilvy, J Ananthapavan, M Moodie, S James, S Friel, C Ryan, M Lawrence

(2018), Vol. 195, pp. 1581-1599, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Do nutrient-based front-of-pack labelling schemes support or undermine food-based dietary guideline recommendations? Lessons from the Australian Health Star Rating System

M Lawrence, S Dickie, J Woods

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Analysing the use of the Australian Health Star Rating system by level of food processing

Sarah Dickie, Julie Woods, Mark Lawrence

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Awareness of nutrition problems among Vietnamese health and education professionals.

T Pham, F Worsley, M Lawrence, B Marshall

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 840-849, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

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

T Pham, A Worsley, M Lawrence, B Marshall

(2017), Vol. 55, pp. 158-172, International journal of health promotion and education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

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, Wellington, Vic., C1

journal article

Barriers and potential facilitators to the implementation of government policies on front-of-pack food labeling and restriction of unhealthy food advertising in Thailand

S Phulkerd, G Sacks, S Vandevijvere, A Worsley, M Lawrence

(2017), Vol. 71, pp. 101-110, Food policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Inter-sectoral action to support healthy and environmentally sustainable food behaviours: a study of sectoral knowledge, governance and implementation opportunities

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

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 465-477, Sustainability Science, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
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, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

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, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Report on a scoping review into dietary pattern and health impacts

M Lawrence, C Pollard, K Wingrove, R Stanton, A Lee, S McNaughton

(2016), A6

research report/technical paper
2015

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

book chapter

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, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

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, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

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, South Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal article
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 article

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, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

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, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Food rescue - an Australian example

R Lindberg, M Lawrence, L Gold, S Friel

(2014), Vol. 116, pp. 1478-1489, British Food Journal, C1

journal article

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, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

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 Lhteenmki, N Brito Garcia, M Jeruszka-Bielak, E Sici?ska, A Moore, M Lawrence, M Raats

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

journal article

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, Bethesda, MD, C1

journal article
2013

Food Fortification: The evidence, ethics, and politics of adding nutrients to food

M Lawrence

(2013), pp. 1-280, Food Fortification: The Evidence, Ethics, and Politics of Adding Nutrients to Food, A1-1

book

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

M Lawrence

(2013), pp. 162-174, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability, B1

book chapter

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

book chapter

Profiling national mandatory folic acid fortification policy around the world

M Lawrence, K Kripalani

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 277-289, Handbook of Food Fortification and Health, B1

book chapter

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 article

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, Oxon, England, C1

journal article

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'Abb, 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 article

An accountability framework to promote healthy food environments

V Kraak, B Swinburn, M Lawrence, P Harrison

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

journal article
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 article

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 article

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, Cambridge, England, C1

journal article

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, BMC Public Health, C1-1

journal article

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, PLoS ONE, C1-1

journal article
2011

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

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

(2011), Vol. 102, pp. 192-200, World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, C1

journal article

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 article

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 article

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, Geneva, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2010

The Role of Policy in Preventing Childhood Obesity

M Lawrence, B Swinburn

(2010), pp. 203-211, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice, B1

book 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 article

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 article
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 article

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, Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, C1

journal article

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 article

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 article

Building global alliances for public health nutrition training

M Lawrence, O Galal, B Margetts, A Yngve

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

journal article

Do food regulatory systems protect public health?

M Lawrence

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 2247-2249, Public Health Nutrition, C1

journal article

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, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal article
2008

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

book chapter

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, London, England, C1

journal article

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, Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, C1

journal article

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 article

Conceptualising the policy practice and behavioural research relationship

M Lawrence, H Yeatman

(2008), Vol. 5, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

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 & Technology International Journal of Food Science & Technology, United States, C1-1

journal article

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, Queensland, 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, Queensland, 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

book 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

book 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

book chapter

Mandatory fortification with folic acid - what would Hippocrates say?

M Lawrence, L Riddell

(2007), Vol. 36, Australian family physician, C1

journal article

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, Tasmania, 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
2006

Evaluation 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 article
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

book 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 article

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 article

Globalisation, food and health in Pacific Island countries

R Hughes, M Lawrence

(2005), Vol. 14, pp. 298-306, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article
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

book 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

book 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

book 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, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

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, Turner, A.C.T., C1

journal article
1998

Functional foods and health claims: a public health policy perspective

M Lawrence, M Rayner

(1998), Vol. 1, pp. 75-82, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1996

Regulatory and legal aspects of functional foods: the Australian perspective

C Preston, M Lawrence

(1996), Vol. 54, pp. S156-S161, Nutrition reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
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Integrating Agriculture and Food Policy To Achieve Sustainable Peri-urban Fruit and Vegetable Production in Victoria, Australia

Rachel Carey, Fanny Krumholz, Kena Duignan, Kathy McConell, Jessica Browne, Catherine Burns, Mark Lawrence

(), pp. 1-15, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, C1

journal article

Community level interventions to improve food security in developed countries

Catherine Burns, Betsy Kristjansson, Gina Harris, Rebecca Armstrong, Steve Cummins, Andrew Black, Mark Lawrence

(), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Obesity Prevention Among Low Income Families: Economic and Strategic Modelling

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

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

  • 2018: $596
  • 2017: $340,167
  • 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

Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy

Prof Mark Lawrence, Dr Phillip Baker, Prof Tony Worsley, Prof Sarah McNaughton

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2020: $89,424
  • 2019: $110,410

Other Public Sector Funding

Obesity Prevention Among Low Income Families: Economic and Strategic Modelling

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

  • 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

Responding to Indonesia's growing double burden of malnutrition

Dr Phillip Baker, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Tony Worsley, Dr Paige van der Pligt, Dr Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Dr Hera Nurlita

  • 2020: $9,826
  • 2019: $9,826

Attenuating the health and environmental harms of red and processed meats: policy actions, challenges and opportunities

Ms Katherine Sievert, Dr Phillip Baker, Prof Mark Lawrence

  • 2020: $18,639

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, Prof Sarah McNaughton

  • 2016: $3,894
  • 2015: $23,646

Dietary patterns

Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Sarah McNaughton

  • 2016: $6,372

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Sirinya Phulkerd

Thesis entitled: Analysis of Policy Implementation for Healthier Food Environments in Thailand

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

2016

Rebecca Leigh 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