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Simone Pettigrew

Program Director of Food Policy, George Institute for Global Health

Simone is a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health.

She has a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Commerce, and a PhD in Consumer Research.

Her research focus is in the area of health promotion and how to encourage individuals to make behavioural changes to improve their health.

Much of Simone’s work focuses on vulnerable populations, especially, children, seniors, and low-income families.

Specific health issues of interest include food systems, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, child obesity, mental health, and ageing.


  • 2019–present
    Professor, The George Institute for Global Health


  • 2000 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1992 
    University of New South Wales, Master of Commerce (Marketing)
  • 1988 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics