Trade, investment and nutrition: opportunities and challenges for policy coherence

Date and Time

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:30

Event type

Seminar

Location

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Keppel Street: Room LG9

Speaker

Dr. Anne Marie Thow, University of Sydney, Australia

 

Speaker bio

Dr Anne Marie Thow is Senior Lecturer in Health Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy globally, with a particular focus on the interface between economic policy and nutrition. Anne Marie currently collaborates on research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, designed to strengthen nutrition policy making, and regularly consults with international agencies regarding nutrition policy. Prior to her PhD, Anne Marie worked for the Governments of Australia and Fiji on nutrition policy issues. She trained in nutrition and has a Masters in Public Policy and Economics.

Abstract

Trade, investment and nutrition: opportunities and challenges for policy coherence

Trade and investment liberalization has had far-reaching implications for food systems and nutrition. This seminar will examine the pathways through which trade impacts on nutrition, and explore opportunities to improve policy coherence in an era in which public health policy space is increasingly constrained by international trade and investment agreements.