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Nina Jane Chad

(she, her, hers)
Research Fellow, University of Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Nina Chad has been the Infant and Young Child Feeding Consultant for the World Health Organization since 2021. She is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, the World Public Health Nutrition Association, and the Australian Breastfeeding Association. Her research aims at improving children's health and nutritional status by supporting parents in the mammoth task of raising healthy children. Her PhD project investigated the influence of the marketing of toddler milks on attitudes and beliefs about infant feeding in Australia using cognitive psychology and social marketing techniques. Since 2014, she has been applying her knowledge and skills to a broad set of public health challenges that affect children.
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  • 2015–present
    Research fellow, Lecturer, University of Sydney, School of Public Health


  • 2010 
    University of Wollongong, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA) Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Colloboration on Social Science in Immunisation (COSSI) Sydney South East Asia Centre (SSEAC) Sydney Global Child Health Research Network Sydney Lifespan Research Network