Discipline: Social Medicine
Specialisation: Health inequalities; Social determinants; Climate change; Governance and Regulation; Healthy public policy; Global health
Professor SHARON FRIEL is the Director, School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), The Australian National University. Professor Friel specialises in policy, governance and regulation in relation to health equity, with a focus on food systems, trade and investment, climate change and the wider determinants of health. In her role as co-director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Health Equity, she is studying the processes of political and public policy prioritisation, formulation and implementation in the pursuit of better and fairer health outcomes. Key appointments in the last ten years: Head of the Scientific Secretariat for the World Health Organisation Commission on the Social Determinants of Health; Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, ANU; Advisor The Australia Preventative Health Taskforce.
Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, ANU;
Head Scientific Secretariat, World Health Organisation Commission on the Social Determinants of Health;
Visiting Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Malaya;
Australian Research Committee Expert Working Group Living in a Changing Environment.
ARC Future Fellow (2010 – 2013);
Top 100 most influential female leaders in global health (international peers nominated 2014);
ANU Public Policy Fellow (awarded January 2014);
Public Health Association of Australia Mentor of the Year 2013
Friel S, Harris P, Simpson S, Bhushan A, Baer B. Health in all policies approaches: pearls from the Western Pacific Region. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 2015 2: 2, 324-337 DOI: 10.1002/app5.89
Friel S, Hattersley L, Townsend R. Trade Policy and Public Health. Annual Review Public Health 2015, 36:4.1–4.20
Friel S. Inequities in the freedom to lead a flourishing and healthy life: issues for healthy public policy. International Journal of Health Policy and Management 2014, 3: 161-163.
Hawkes C, Friel S, Lobstein T, Lang T (2012). Agricultural and food policies to tackle obesity and noncommunicable diseases: a new perspective for a globalizing world. Food Policy 37: 343–353.
Bowen K and Friel S (2015). “Health and social impacts of climate change” in Climate change adaptation for health and social services. Eds. Walker R and Mason W. Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.
Email: sharon.friel [at] anu.edu.au
Work Phone: (02) 6125 1518