Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Deakin University

Mark is a Professor in Public Health Nutrition at Deakin University. He has more than 30 years’ experience working as an academic and practitioner in food and nutrition policy at local, state, national and international levels.

Mark’s research interests focus on investigating the science and politics of evidence use in nutrition policy-making, particularly in relation to Dietary guidelines, Nutrient Reference Values and food regulation. He is leading a transdisciplinary research team analysing policy interventions to promote healthy and sustainable food systems and is a Chief Investigator at the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Obesity Policy and Food Systems. Mark is a technical advisor to the WHO, a member of the joint Australian Department of Health’s and New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Advisory Committee for the review of the Nutrient Reference Values, a former member of the NHMRC’s Dietary Guidelines Working Committee and a member of FSANZ's Public Health Dialogue.


  • 2007–present
    Associate Professor (Public health nutrition), Deakin University


  • 2002 
    Deakin University, PhD