Christina Pollard

Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Curtin University

Dr Christina Pollard calls herself a ‘pracademic’ –recognising the need for translating research into policy and practice. She has worked for government for 30 years to improve public health nutrition. She has extensive experience in developing, implementing and evaluating public health interventions, from policy to social marketing campaigns, to food regulation and food service incentive schemes, at national, state and local levels. She is best known for developing the Gofor2&5® fruit and vegetable campaign.
Christina has a particular interest in improving nutrition for population groups who are vulnerable to poor nutrition due to their social, environmental or economic circumstances. Her most recent endeavour is as Principal Investigator for the Healthway funded Food Law, Policy and Communication to Improve Public Health Project at Curtin University.
The views presented here are her own and do not reflect those of the organisations for which she works.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    University Associate, Curtin University

Education

  • 2008 
    Curtin University, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2000 
    Flinders University, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
  • 1993 
    Curtin University, Master of Public Health
  • 1982 
    Curtin Univeristy (formerly WAIT), Graduate Diploma Dietetics
  • 1981 
    Curtin Univeristy (formerly WAIT), Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutrition & Food Science)

Honours

Fellow of the Public Health Assoication of Australia, Fellow of the World Cancer Research Fund