I conduct research on the influence of corporations on public health and non-communicable diseases, with a focus on the corporate political activity of major businesses.
I did my PhD with the World Health Organization collaborating centre for obesity prevention at Deakin University in Australia (thesis submitted in Aug 2016). My thesis was entitled: "Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry". I had the opportunity to conduct a component of my PhD at the Pacific Center for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (C-POND) in Fiji.
Before joining Deakin University, I completed a MSc in food science and engineering, and specialised in NutriSenAS (nutrition, sensory perception, food, health, safety) at Agrosup Dijon in France. During my Msc, I spent an academic year at the University College of Cork in Ireland (ERASMUS European exchange) and then led a research project in a food biotechnology laboratory at Purdue University, in the USA.
I also worked for the charity "Action Against Hunger" in Paris, France, and for the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition in Geneva, Switzerland.
I am now working on a Wellcome Trust funded project: ‘the Alcohol Industry and Public Interest Science' with the University of York in the UK.