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

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.


Professor Steven Allender

Professor Anna Peeters

Alfred Deakin Professor Boyd Swinburn

Associate Professor Colin Bell

Professor Marj Moodie

Research Leadership Group

Dr Adrian Cameron

Dr Claudia Strugnell

A/Prof Gary Sacks

Jaithri Ananthapavan

Dr Kathryn Backholer

Dr Kristy Bolton

Dr Melanie Nichols

Research Staff

Andrew Brown

Devorah Riesenberg

Ella Robinson

Ha Le

Dr Jennifer Marks

Jill Whelan

Josie Marshall

Dr Joshua Hayward

Dr Lan Gao

Nic Crooks

Oliver Huse

Pam Nguyen

Penny Fraser

Rebecca Bennett

Saraya Morton

Tom Steele

Dr Victoria Brown

Winsfred Ngan

HDR Students

Alexandra Chung

Anita Lal

Bridget Morrissey

Brydie Clarke

Christina Zorbas

Cindy Needham

Emma Gearon

Erica Reeve

Jaimie McGlashan

Jane Jacobs

Laura Alston

Miranda Blake

Monica Anne Bensberg

Tara Boelsen-Robinson

Tiana Felmingham

Winda Ng