Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Boyd Swinburn Prof. Fiona Bull
MBChB, MD, FRACP, FNZCPHM Ed Exe., MSc Lough., PhD W.Aust.
Boyd Swinburn is the professor of population nutrition and global health at the University of Auckland and Alfred Deakin professor and co-director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne. He is also co-chair of World Obesity policy & prevention steering group (formerly the International Obesity Task Force).

He trained as an endocrinologist and has conducted research in metabolic, clinical and public health aspects of obesity. His major research interests are centred on community and policy actions to prevent childhood and adolescent obesity, and reduce, what he has coined, ‘obesogenic’ environments. He is currently leading an initiative (www.informas.org) to monitor and benchmark food environments internationally. He has over 350 publications related to obesity, led two Lancet series on obesity and he co-chairs the Lancet commission on obesity. He has been an advisor on many government committees, WHO consultations, and large scientific studies internationally.

Professor Fiona Bull is director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health (CBEH), at the University of Western Australia and president of International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH). She has 20 years of experience in public health with a focus on prevention of chronic disease and specifically lifestyle related risk factors including physical inactivity.

Her research and public health work extends across both developed and developing countries and she has extensive national and international research collaborations and ongoing work with the World Health Organisation. To date, Professor Bull has over 150 scientific publications, book chapters and reports, and research funding of $16 million. Outputs of her research have informed local, national and global policy and practice.