Jane Dixon from the Australian National University joins the FRC for our Food Bites series and explores the current issues in the food system and what civil society organisations and academics could be doing to work towards solutions that address the issues within the food system.
Associate Professor Jane Dixon is Senior Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University. For 13 years, she has conducted research at the intersection of sociology and public health, with a focus on the cultural, social and health impacts of food system transformations. Her work is unified by an interest in the manner by which corporate strategy, government policy and civil society influence cultural trends, and in the resulting social and health inequalities.
Her fieldwork now takes place mainly in Australia and Thailand. In recent applied research, she has been an advisor to the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office and has served the International Union of Health Promotion and Education in two capacities: membership on their Global Working Group on the Social Determinants of Health and drafting their Food Systems Position Paper.