Category: Staff Profiles

22 Jun 2021

Staff Profile: Damian Maganja

Damian is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate in the Food Policy Division at The George Institute for Global Health. His PhD research focusses on novel interventions to improve food environments and support healthier dietary patterns, and he is also engaged in broader work on food regulation policy and governance. Before joining the team, he […]

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03 Mar 2021

Staff Update: Dr Polly Huang

Please join us in congratulating Dr Polly Huang who has recently been awarded her PhD! Polly works on the China Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS), a randomized controlled trial looking at the effect of using reduced sodium added potassium on the risk of stroke. Polly also works as a data analyst in the Food […]

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04 Nov 2020

Staff Profile Update: Dr Claire Johnson

Claire started working with The George Institute for Global Health eight years ago in Hyderabad, India, where she lived for two years and worked with the Research and Development team managing a Global Alliance for Chronic Disease project on developing baseline estimates for salt intake in India. Her PhD consolidated 24–hour urinary sodium data, sources of dietary salt, sodium levels in packaged food products and assessed barriers and opportunities for the development and implementation […]

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17 Jun 2020

Farewell, Clare Farrand!

After four and a half years of working with us as Senior Project Manager and Public Health Nutritionist at The WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction, Clare Farrand has moved to WHO EURO to support work on salt reduction. Clare travelled to Sydney to join the George Institute for Global Health in June 2015, […]

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07 Apr 2020

Researcher Profile – Ashleigh Hart

I am a Research Assistant within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy division. In this role I coordinate the WHO CC website, bi-monthly newsletter and I support the team with general and financial administration. I also support various salt-reduction projects such as product reformulation in Vietnam including engagement of government, markets and consumers; a community-based behaviour […]

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30 Jan 2020

Researcher Profile – Annet Hoek

I am a Senior Research Fellow within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy division. My work supports the Public Health Advocacy and Policy Impact team, and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction. I consider myself to be a ‘pracademic’ with a passion for real life impact, which really aligns […]

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10 Nov 2019

Researcher Profile: Jacqui Webster

I was appointed as Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute in 2013. I remain committed to supporting countries around the world to meet the global salt reduction targets and am constantly inspired by the innovative efforts of many countries and communities to reduce population salt […]

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05 Jun 2019

Staff Profile: Emalie Sparks

Emalie Sparks is a PhD candidate and Research Assistant at The George Institute for Global Health. She is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian and holds a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from The University of Sydney. Emalie’s main area of research, and the topic of her PhD, is in institutional nutrition policies and their impact […]

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10 Apr 2019

Staff Profile: Dr Kathy Trieu

Kathy Trieu is a Research Fellow with a background in public health nutrition at the George Institute for Global Health, where she leads policy-oriented research related to improving the nutrition of populations for the prevention of noncommunicable diseases. Kathy was recently awarded her PhD (January 2019) from the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine and […]

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