Staff Profile: Ashleigh Chanel Hart

I am a Research Assistant within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy division. In this role, I support various salt-reduction projects such as product reformulation in Vietnam including engagement of government, markets and consumers; a community-based behaviour change intervention in India; a systematic review of salt reduction initiatives around the world focussing on nutrition standards in public institutions; and a systematic review of global Indigenous community-led initiatives to address food and water security.

My background is a Master of Public Health from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales. My research interests are global noncommunicable disease prevention and reduction of climate change through population-level diet-related interventions. This includes transforming the food system. I am also very interested in fiscal policies as a ‘best-buy’ to create healthier and more equitable consumer environments where all people, regardless of socio-economic status, have access to and can afford to have a healthy diet and lifestyle.