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Biography

Dr Alexandra Chung a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Health and Social Care Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her research interests include childhood obesity prevention, health equity, and the role of policy to equitably improve children's diets. 

Alexandra currently holds a VicHealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Her Fellowship research is focused on food marketing targeting children and their parents, and policy options to reduce the harmful impacts of this marketing. This program of work builds upon Alexandra's PhD research which advanced understanding of the trends, determinants and current approaches to address socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity in Australia. 

Alexandra is a qualified dietitian with experience in clinical and public health nutrition. She regularly contributes to teaching and assessment with the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University.

University Service

Alexandra was featured in Monash University’s Agents of Change Campaign (2018) promoting the role of women in science and advocating for health equity research. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 13 Jul 2021

Master of Public Health, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Dec 2010

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Dec 2005

Research area keywords

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

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