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Professor of Public Health, Deakin University

Samantha Thomas is a Professor of Public Health at Deakin University in Australia. She is a public health sociologist with specific interest in the commercial and political determinants of health, public health advocacy, and public health policy. Her most recent research has explored the impact of gambling marketing on children, women and older adults. She is currently conducting research investigating gambling normalisation, the commercial determinants of gambling harm, and young people's perspectives on climate change action.


  • –present
    Professor of Public Health, Deakin University


    University of Auckland, PhD