INFORMAS


PhD, Masters and Honours students

PhD Programme

Sally Mackay (New Zealand)

  • Title: Monitoring the price and affordability of healthy versus less healthy diets globally
  • Module: Food price and affordability
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (the University of Auckland)

Erica D’Souza (New Zealand)

  • Title: Monitoring the nutritional quality of foods provided and sold in schools in New Zealand
  • Module: Food provision
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (the University of Auckland)

Sirinya Phulkerd (Thailand)

  • Title: Monitoring public sector policies and actions to create healthy food environments in Thailand
  • Module: Public sector policies and actions
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Mark Lawrence (Deakin University)

Michelle Crino (Australia)

  • Title: Analysis of policies related to nutrient composition of packaged foods and their relationship with obesity and related NCDs
  • Module: Food composition
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Bruce Neal (University of Sydney)

Melissa Mialon (Australia)

  • Title: Systematically monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry with regards to public health
  • Module: Private sector policies and actions
  • Primary supervisor: Dr Gary Sacks (Deakin University)

Beatriz Franco Arellano (Canada)

  • Title: Regulating nutrition interpretative claims on food packaging: The potential benefits to population health by influencing changes in dietary intake towards healthy-eating habits
  • Module: Food labelling
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Mary L'Abbe (University of Toronto) 

Kelly Garton (New Zealand)

  • Title: Trade and investment agreements and food systems
  • Module: Food trade & investment
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (the University of Auckland) 

 

Opportunities 

INFORMAS is an excellent framework for PhD students from a range of countries to be involved in research on INFORMAS modules. See link(s) below to current PhD topics available.


Any questions related to PhD topics, please contact Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere: s.vandevijvere@auckland.ac.nz

 

Masters and Honours Programme

Masters Programme

Christine Lambert (New Zealand)

  • Title: Nutrient Profiling for Restricting Unhealthy Food Sponsorship and Marketing to Children in New Zealand
  • Module: Food promotion
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland) 

Kristen de Silva (New Zealand)

  • Title: Outdoor food advertising around schools in Auckland
  • Module: Food promotion
  • Primary supervisor: Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere (University of Auckland) 

Tara Mackenzie (New Zealand)

  • Title: Availability of healthy and unhealthy foods in supermarkets: a validation study
  • Module: Food retail
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu (University of Auckland) 

Honours Programme

Anandita Devi (New Zealand)

  • Title: Health-related labelling on packaged foods in New Zealand
  • Module: Food labelling
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland)

 

Past Students

Masters Programme

Zaynel Sushil (New Zealand)

  • Title: A spatial exploration of community retail food environments in New Zealand
  • Module: Food retail
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland)

Rewena Mahesh (New Zealand)

  • Title: The Relative Contributions of Food Policies to Improving Population Nutrition
  • Module: Public sector policies and actions
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland) 

Honours Programme 

Karuna Magarwal (New Zealand)

  • Title: Exposure of children and adolescents to unhealthy food marketing through the Internet in New Zealand
  • Module: Food promotion
  • Primary supervisor: Professor Boyd Swinburn (University of Auckland)