S01 E05: Sinead Boylan, University of Sydney

In this episode we hear from Dr Sinead Boylan, a nutritional epidemiologist and inter-disciplinary researcher at the intersection of food systems, health and the environment. Sinead is the Executive Officer for the Climate Change, Human Health and Social Impacts Node at the University of Sydney, Executive Director of the Sydney Food and Nutrition Network and coordinator of the ‘Population and Health‘ unit of the Masters of Sustainability. Her research aims to identify ways to promote a healthy and sustainable diet with equitable food access for all.

We talk about what food insecurity actually is and the prevalence in Australia, the social contexts of food insecurity, health and diet related disease, as well as food policy and governance. You can find Sinead on Twitter, LinkedIn, USyd and Food Legacy.

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Links to things mentioned in the episode: ABARES report; Economists Intelligence Unit; Food Bank Hunger Report; Measuring and Understanding Food Insecurity in Australia (McKay et al., 2019); Woolworths automated distribution centres; VicHealth Budget strain sees families left to rely on unhealthy food; Global burden of disease; Foresight UK obesity map; Effect of restricted retail merchandising of discretionary food and beverages on population diet (Brimblecombe et al., 2020); ACOSS ‘I Can Finally Eat Fresh Fruit And Vegetables’; The affordability of a healthy and sustainable diet: an Australian case study (Goulding et al., 2020); Using Input-Output Analysis to Measure Healthy, Sustainable Food Systems (Boylan et al., 2020); An integrated approach to identifying and characterising resilient urban food systems to promote population health in a changing climate (James & Friel, 2015); EAT Lancet diet; WWF diet; A healthy, sustainable and safe food system: examining the perceptions and role of the Australian policy actor using a Delphi survey (Boylan et al., 2019); Commission for the Human Future Need for Strategic Food Policy in Australia ($87bn per year) and Round Table on Global Food Security; Milan Urban Food Policy Pact; CSIRO Accelerating the transformation of our food systems; Stockholm Resilience Planetary Boundaries; Active Hope.

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