Dr Phillip Baker

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University, 2013
Master of Health Science, University of Auckland, 2008
Bachelor of Science, University of Auckland, 2005

Contact

phil.baker@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68870

Biography

Dr Phillip Baker is a Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition at the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and a member of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He has a PhD from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (Population Health), Australian National University, and a Masters of Health Science (Nutrition, with First Class Honors) and a Bachelor of Science (Biology, with Senior Prize) from the University of Auckland. His research focuses on understanding the drivers and dynamics of global food systems change, and the implications for human and planetary health. His recent work covers the global rise of ultra-processed foods, the political economy of food systems transformation, and understanding global changes in first-food systems and infant and young child nutrition. He has regularly consulted to United Nations nutrition agencies on these topics. Dr Baker teaches high-enrolling units on food policy and regulation, and international nutrition, and supervises PhD students on related topics.

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He has appeared many times in online media, including in The Conversation

Affiliations

Public Health Association of Australia
Nutrition Society of Australia
World Public Health Nutrition Association

Publications

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2022

Consumption of breast milk, formula and other non-human milk by children aged under 2 years: analysis of eighty-six low- and middle-income countries

P Neves, A Barros, P Baker, E Piwoz, T Santos, G Gatica-Domínguez, J Vaz, N Rollins, C Victora

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 680-688, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Who has a beef with reducing red and processed meat consumption? A media framing analysis

K Sievert, M Lawrence, C Parker, C Russell, P Baker

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 578-590, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Holding no-one back: The Nutrition Equity Framework in theory and practice

N Nisbett, J Harris, K Backholer, P Baker, V Jernigan, S Friel

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 1-13, Global Food Security, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

'The second mother': How the baby food industry captures science, health professions and civil society in France

E Cossez, P Baker, M Mialon

(2022), Vol. 18, Maternal and Child Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

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

journal article

Evaluating intake levels of nutrients linked to non-communicable diseases in Australia using the novel combination of food processing and nutrient profiling metrics of the PAHO Nutrient Profile Model

P Machado, G Cediel, J Woods, P Baker, S Dickie, F Gomes, G Scrinis, M Lawrence

(2022), Vol. 61, pp. 1801-1812, European Journal of Nutrition, Germany, C1

journal article

An analysis of the transformative potential of major food system report recommendations

S Slater, P Baker, M Lawrence

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 1-11, Global Food Security, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

What are the benefits and risks of nutrition policy actions to reduce added sugar consumption? An Australian case study

C Russell, P Baker, C Grimes, M Lawrence

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 2025-2042, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Conflicts of interest are harming maternal and child health: time for scientific journals to end relationships with manufacturers of breast-milk substitutes

C Pereira-Kotze, B Jeffery, J Badham, E Swart, L du Plessis, A Goga, L Lake, M Kroon, H Saloojee, C Scott, R Mercer, T Waterston, J Goldhagen, D Clark, P Baker, T Doherty

(2022), Vol. 7, pp. 1-5, BMJ Global Health, London, England, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods should be central to global food systems dialogue and action on biodiversity

Fernanda Leite, Neha Khandpur, Giovanna Andrade, Kim Anastasiou, Phillip Baker, Mark Lawrence, Carlos Monteiro

(2022), Vol. 7, pp. 1-4, BMJ Global Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A conceptual framework for understanding the environmental impacts of ultra-processed foods and implications for sustainable food systems

K Anastasiou, P Baker, M Hadjikakou, G Hendrie, M Lawrence

(2022), Vol. 368, pp. 1-16, Journal of Cleaner Production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2021

What do the Australian public think of regulatory nutrition policies? A scoping review

K Cullerton, P Baker, E Adsett, A Lee

(2021), Vol. 22, Obesity Reviews, England, C1

journal article

First-food systems transformations and the ultra-processing of infant and young child diets: The determinants, dynamics and consequences of the global rise in commercial milk formula consumption

P Baker, T Santos, P Neves, P Machado, J Smith, E Piwoz, A Barros, C Victora, D McCoy

(2021), Vol. 17, Maternal and Child Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

The drivers, trends and dietary impacts of non-nutritive sweeteners in the food supply: A narrative review

C Russell, C Grimes, P Baker, K Sievert, M Lawrence

(2021), Vol. 34, pp. 185-208, Nutrition Research Reviews, England, C1

journal article

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

journal article

Corporate power and the international trade regime preventing progressive policy action on non-communicable diseases: A realist review

P Milsom, R Smith, P Baker, H Walls

(2021), Vol. 36, pp. 493-508, Health Policy and Planning, England, C1

journal article

Understanding the Political Challenge of Red and Processed Meat Reduction for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems: A Narrative Review of the Literature

K Sievert, M Lawrence, C Parker, P Baker

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 793-808, International journal of health policy and management, Iran, C1

journal article

Maternal education and equity in breastfeeding: trends and patterns in 81 low- and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2019

P Neves, A Barros, G Gatica-Domínguez, J Vaz, P Baker, C Lutter

(2021), Vol. 20, International Journal for Equity in Health, England, C1

journal article

Conceptualising the Commercial Determinants of Health Using a Power Lens: A Review and Synthesis of Existing Frameworks

Benjamin Wood, Phillip Baker, Gary Sacks

(2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, Iran, C1

journal article

Does the australian health star rating system encourage added sugar reformulation? Trends in sweetener use in australia

C Russell, S Dickie, P Baker, M Lawrence

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The influence of corporate market power on health: exploring the structure-conduct-performance model from a public health perspective

B Wood, O Williams, P Baker, V Nagarajan, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 17, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article

Australia in 2030: what is our path to health for all?

K Backholer, F Baum, S Finlay, S Friel, B Giles-Corti, A Jones, R Patrick, J Shill, B Townsend, F Armstrong, P Baker, K Bowen, J Browne, C Büsst, A Butt, K Canuto, K Canuto, A Capon, K Corben, M Daube, S Goldfeld, R Grenfell, L Gunn, P Harris, K Horton, L Keane, J Lacy-Nichols, S Lo, R Lovett, M Lowe, J Martin, N Neal, A Peeters, T Pettman, A Thoms, A Thow, A Timperio, C Williams, A Wright, B Zapata-Diomedi, S Demaio

(2021), Vol. 214, pp. S5-S40, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Globalization, first-foods systems transformations and corporate power: a synthesis of literature and data on the market and political practices of the transnational baby food industry

P Baker, K Russ, M Kang, T Santos, P Neves, J Smith, G Kingston, M Mialon, M Lawrence, B Wood, R Moodie, D Clark, K Sievert, M Boatwright, D McCoy

(2021), Vol. 17, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article

Ultra-Processed Profits: The Political Economy of Countering the Global Spread of Ultra-Processed Foods - A Synthesis Review on the Market and Political Practices of Transnational Food Corporations and Strategic Public Health Responses

R Moodie, E Bennett, E Kwong, T Santos, L Pratiwi, J Williams, P Baker

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 968-982, International journal of health policy and management, Iran, C1

journal article

Chapter 5 Disrupting the commercial determinants of health

Alexandra Jones, Jennifer Lacy-Nichols, Phil Baker, Anne Thow, Jane Martin, Mike Daube, Kathryn Backholer, Belinda Townsend

(2021), Vol. 214, pp. S27-S31, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, C1

journal article

Chapter 7 Governance for health and equity: a vision for our future

Fran Baum, Sharon Friel, Phil Baker, Kathryn Bowen, Cara Busst

(2021), Vol. 214, pp. S36-S40, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, C1

journal article

Rates and time trends in the consumption of breastmilk, formula, and animal milk by children younger than 2 years from 2000 to 2019: analysis of 113 countries

P Neves, J Vaz, F Maia, P Baker, G Gatica-Domínguez, E Piwoz, N Rollins, C Victora

(2021), Vol. 5, pp. 619-630, The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, England, C1

journal article

What You Don't Know About the Codex Can Hurt You: How Trade Policy Trumps Global Health Governance in Infant and Young Child Nutrition

K Russ, P Baker, M Byrd, M Kang, R Siregar, H Zahid, D McCoy

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 983-997, International journal of health policy and management, Iran, C1

journal article

Breastfeeding, first-food systems and corporate power: a case study on the market and political practices of the transnational baby food industry and public health resistance in the Philippines

P Baker, P Zambrano, R Mathisen, M Singh-Vergeire, A Escober, M Mialon, M Lawrence, K Sievert, C Russell, D McCoy

(2021), Vol. 17, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article

Beliefs and norms associated with the use of ultra‐processed commercial milk formulas for pregnant women in vietnam

T Nguyen, J Cashin, C Ching, P Baker, H Tran, A Weissman, T Nguyen, R Mathisen

(2021), Vol. 13, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The Political Economy of Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems: An Introduction to a Special Issue

P Baker, J Lacy-Nichols, O Williams, R Labonté

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 734-744, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Iran, C1

journal article

International investment liberalization, transnational corporations and NCD prevention policy non-decisions: a realist review on the political economy of tobacco, alcohol and ultra-processed food

P Milsom, R Smith, P Baker, H Walls

(2021), Vol. 17, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article

The Politics of Regulating Foods for Infants and Young Children: A Case Study on the Framing and Contestation of Codex Standard-Setting Processes on Breast-Milk Substitutes

Monique Boatwright, Mark Lawrence, Cherie Russell, Katheryn Russ, David McCoy, Phillip Baker

(2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, Iran, C1

journal article

Examining the environmental impacts of the dairy and baby food industries: Are first-food systems a crucial missing part of the healthy and sustainable food systems agenda now underway?

D Pope, J Karlsson, P Baker, D McCoy

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Maximising the wealth of few at the expense of the health of many: a public health analysis of market power and corporate wealth and income distribution in the global soft drink market

B Wood, P Baker, G Scrinis, D McCoy, O Williams, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 17, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article

Corporate political activity of baby food companies in Thailand

N Cetthakrikul, P Baker, C Banwell, M Kelly, J Smith

(2021), Vol. 16, International Breastfeeding Journal, England, C1

journal article

The double burden of maldistribution: a descriptive analysis of corporate wealth and income distribution in four unhealthy commodity industries

B Wood, D McCoy, P Baker, O Williams, G Sacks

(2021), Critical Public Health, C1

journal article

Generating Political Commitment for Regulatory Interventions Targeting Dietary Harms and Poor Nutrition: A Case Study on Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation in Australia

Tristan Dry, Phillip Baker

(2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, Iran, C1

journal article
2020

How can multiple frames enable action on social determinants? Lessons from Australia's paid parental leave

Belinda Townsend, Sharon Friel, Phillip Baker, Fran Baum, Lyndall Strazdins

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 973-983, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Galvanizing political commitment in the UN Decade of Action for Nutrition: Assessing commitment in member-countries of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

P Fracassi, K Siekmans, P Baker

(2020), Vol. 90, Food Policy, C1

journal article

Infant Formula Consumption Is Positively Correlated with Wealth, Within and between Countries: A Multi-Country Study

P Neves, G Gatica-Domínguez, N Rollins, E Piwoz, P Baker, A Barros, C Victora

(2020), Vol. 150, pp. 910-917, Journal of Nutrition, United States, 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

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 2041-2052, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

The role of Australian local governments in creating a healthy food environment: an analysis of policy documents from six Sydney local governments

B Reeve, A Thow, P Baker, J Hresc, S May

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 137-144, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

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, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and health outcomes: A narrative review

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

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-36, Nutrients, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and the nutrition transition: Global, regional and national trends, food systems transformations and political economy drivers

P Baker, P Machado, T Santos, K Sievert, K Backholer, M Hadjikakou, C Russell, O Huse, C Bell, G Scrinis, A Worsley, S Friel, M Lawrence

(2020), Vol. 21, Obesity Reviews, England, C1

journal article

Have we compromised too much? A critical analysis of nutrition policy in Australia 2007-2018

I Brandon, P Baker, M Lawrence

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 755-765, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article
2019

The untenable role of 'junk food' in a healthy and sustainable food system

Michalis Hadjikakou, Phil Baker

(2019), pp. 158-169, Healthy and sustainable food systems, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

B Swinburn, V Kraak, S Allender, V Atkins, P Baker, J Bogard, H Brinsden, A Calvillo, O De Schutter, R Devarajan, M Ezzati, S Friel, S Goenka, R Hammond, G Hastings, C Hawkes, M Herrero, P Hovmand, M Howden, L Jaacks, A Kapetanaki, M Kasman, H Kuhnlein, S Kumanyika, B Larijani, T Lobstein, M Long, V Matsudo, S Mills, G Morgan, A Morshed, P Nece, A Pan, D Patterson, G Sacks, M Shekar, G Simmons, W Smit, A Tootee, S Vandevijvere, W Waterlander, L Wolfenden, W Dietz

(2019), Vol. 393, pp. 791-846, The Lancet, England, C1

journal article

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

E Ridgway, P Baker, J Woods, M Lawrence

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

journal article

Trade and nutrition policy coherence: A framing analysis and Australian case study

P Baker, S Friel, D Gleeson, A Thow, R Labonte

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 2329-2337, Public Health Nutrition, England, 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, 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, England, C1

journal article

An exposé of the realpolitik of trade negotiations: Implications for population nutrition

S Friel, P Baker, A Thow, D Gleeson, B Townsend, A Schram

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 3083-3091, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

journal article
2018

What enables and constrains the inclusion of the social determinants of health inequities in government policy agendas? A narrative review

P Baker, S Friel, A Kay, F Baum, L Strazdins, T Mackean

(2018), Vol. 7, pp. 101-111, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Iran, C1

journal article

What drives political commitment for nutrition? A review and framework synthesis to inform the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition

P Baker, C Hawkes, K Wingrove, A Demaio, J Parkhurst, A Thow, H Walls

(2018), Vol. 3, BMJ Global Health, England, C1

journal article

Addressing trade policy as a macro-structural determinant of health: the role of institutions and ideas

H Walls, P Baker, J Parkhurst

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 94-101, Global social policy, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Stigmatizing images in the media - a cross-national survey

K Sievert, T Lobstein, P Baker

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 407-410, Clinical obesity, England, C1

journal article

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: the Potential for Cardiovascular Health

K Backholer, P Baker

(2018), Vol. 12, Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports, C1

journal article
2017

Generating political priority for regulatory interventions targeting obesity prevention: an Australian case study

P Baker, T Gill, S Friel, G Carey, A Kay

(2017), Vol. 177, pp. 141-149, Social science and medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Can the sociology of social problems help us to understand and manage 'lifestyle drift'?

G Carey, E Malbon, B Crammond, M Pescud, P Baker

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 755-761, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

Food systems transformations, ultra-processed food markets and the nutrition transition in Asia

P Baker, S Friel

(2016), Vol. 12, Globalization and Health, England, C1-1

journal article

Global trends and patterns of commercial milk-based formula sales: is an unprecedented infant and young child feeding transition underway?

P Baker, J Smith, L Salmon, S Friel, G Kent, A Iellamo, J Dadhich, M Renfrew

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 2540-2550, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Trade and investment liberalization, food systems change and highly processed food consumption: A natural experiment contrasting the soft-drink markets of Peru and Bolivia

P Baker, S Friel, A Schram, R Labonte

(2016), Vol. 12, Globalization and Health, England, C1

journal article
2015

The role of trade and investment liberalization in the sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages market: a natural experiment contrasting Vietnam and the Philippines

A Schram, R Labonte, P Baker, S Friel, A Reeves, D Stuckler

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 1-13, Globalization and health, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

What can causal process tracing offer to policy studies? A review of the literature

A Kay, P Baker

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 1-21, Policy studies journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Strengthening Trade and Health Governance Capacities to Address Non-Communicable Diseases in Asia: Challenges and Ways Forward

P Baker, A Kay, H Walls

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 310-323, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Processed foods and the nutrition transition: evidence from Asia

P Baker, S Friel

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 564-577, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Trade and investment liberalization and Asia's noncommunicable disease epidemic: a synthesis of data and existing literature

P Baker, A Kay, H Walls

(2014), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, Globalization and health, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2013

Doing health policy research: how to interview policy elites

P Baker

(2013), pp. 309-317, When culture impacts health: global lessons for effective health research, London, Eng., B1-1

book chapter
2011

Youth manifesto on non-communicable diseases

S Kishore, K Siegel, A Ahmad, A Aitsi-Selmi, M Ali, P Baker, S Basu, A Bitton, G Bloomfield, G Bukhman, E Emery, A Feigl, K Grepin, M Huffman, K Kajana, S Khandelwal, K Kolappa, C Liu, N Lokhandwala, V Marwah, M Mwatsama, N Novak, S Nundy, P Park, C Perez, M Price, N Rapkin, H Rice, B Seligman, S Shah, J Da Silva, D Sridhar, D Stuckler, R Vedanthan, J Zaman

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 201-210, Global heart, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2009

Equity, food security and health equity in the Asia Pacific region

S Friel, P Baker

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 620-632, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, Wellington, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Role of gut microbiota in Crohn's disease

P Baker, D Love, L Ferguson

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 535-546, Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol, England, C1-1

journal article

Weighing it up: the missing social inequalities dimension in Australian obesity policy discourse.

A Olsen, J Dixon, C Banwell, P Baker

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 167-171, Health Promot J Austr, Australia, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Reforming evidence synthesis and translation for food and nutrition policy

Prof Mark Lawrence, Dr Phillip Baker, Prof Sarah McNaughton

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $130,097
  • 2020: $120,843
  • 2019: $110,410

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

NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship (Cat 1)

  • 2022: $16,054
  • 2021: $30,851
  • 2020: $30,345

Other Public Sector Funding

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

DFAT Australia Indonesian Institute

  • 2020: $9,826
  • 2019: $9,826

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report