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Biography

Alex completed her PhD in 2021. Her thesis advances the evidence on the research methods, trends, determinants and current approaches to address socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity in Australia. Alex is a dietitian with experience in clinical dietetics and public health nutrition. Alex has also worked in public health research with the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University. Alex regularly contributes to teaching and assessment with the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University.

Alex’s research interests include childhood obesity prevention, health equity, and the role of policy to equitably reduce childhood overweight and obesity. Alex also has a strong interest in the use of ecological systems theory to address the determinants of childhood obesity across individual and environmental contexts.

Research area keywords

  • Child obesity prevention
  • Public health nutrition
  • Public health policy
  • Social determinants of health
  • Health equity

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