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Infant Feeding Consultant, World Health Organization; Research Fellow, University of Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Nina Chad is Infant and Young Child Feeding Consultant for the World Health Organization. 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 improving health communication and 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 a Social Marketing framework and drawing on my background in Applied Philosophy (Ethics). Since 2014, she has been applying her knowledge and skills to a broad set of public health challenges that affect children.
My most recent project delivered a suite of tools and resources to help health professionals and parents communicate more effectively about childhood vaccinations. The SKAI website for parents is at www.talkingaboutimmunisation.org.au. Information for health professionals can be accessed via the SKAI eLearning module a thttps://learn.nps.org.au/mod/page/view.php?id=11018.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Research fellow, Lecturer, University of Sydney, School of Public Health

Education

  • 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

Honours

BA/BEd(Hons1)