about-us

Our unit is one of the largest research groups dedicated to obesity prevention research in Australia.

In the past decade we have expanded to include researchers across multiple disciplines, including nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology, political science and health economics. We have research teams working across the world to help advance the science of obesity prevention.

Our team and publications

The GLOBE is led by Professor Steven Allender, Professor Boyd Swinburn, Professor Marj Moodie, Professor Colin Bell and Professor Anna Peeters. The team consists of academic researchers and students along with a broad range of external partners.

GLOBE represents a large team that is committed to identifying, promoting and implementing obesity prevention and wellness strategies as a global, national and regional partner.

Our team

Unit Heads

Professor Steven Allender

Alfred Deakin Professor Boyd Swinburn

Associate Professor Colin Bell

Professor Anna Peeters

Professor Marj Moodie

 

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Melanie Nichols

Name
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Adrian Cameron
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Gary Sacks
Senior Research Fellow
Dr Kathryn Backholer
Senior Research Fellow
Jaithri Ananthapavan
Research Fellow
Dr Penny Love
Research Fellow
Dr Claudia Strugnell
Research Fellow (Grade 2) – Knowledge Broker CO-OPS
Jill Whelan
Associate Research Fellow
Nic Crooks
Research Assistant
Brynle Owen
Research Fellow
Andrew Brown
Research Fellow
Andrew Sanigorski
Research Assistant
Jane Hayden
Visiting PhD Student
Emma Gearon
Student
Anita Lal
Senior Research Fellow
Anne Magnus
Associate Research Fellow
Beth Gilham
PhD Student
Bridget Morrissey
Student
Brydie Clarke
Visitor
Catherine Latu
Associate Professor
Chad Whelan
Casual Academic
Claire Rennie
Associate Professor
Douglas Creighton
Student
Erica Reeve
Casual Academic
Jake Kays
Casual Research Assistant
Jane Jacobs
Casual Academic
Jennifer Marks
Visitor
Jeremaia Coriakula
Research Fellow
Lan Gao
Casual Research Assistant
Laura Alston
Senior Research Fellow
Michael Johnstone
Visiting PhD Student
Miranda Blake
Student
Monica Anne Bensberg
Associate Research Fellow
Oliver Huse
Visitor
Oyun Chimeddamba
Research Assistant
Pam Nguyen
Associate Research Fellow
Penny Fraser
Communications
Penelope Thomas
Student
Phoebe Nagorcka-Smith
Research Fellow
Rohan Sweeney
Visitor, Prevention Research Officer, Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Sally Bodenham
Research Fellow
Silvia Hope
Research Assistant
Stephanie Miles
Associate Research Fellow
Tara Boelsen-Robinson
Casual Academic
Victoria Brown
Visiting PhD Student
Winda Ng
Research Assistant
Winsfred Ngan
Visiting PhD Student
Alexandra Chung
Casual Academic
Jaimie Mcglashan
Casual Research Assistant
Joshua Hayward