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Prof Anne Peeters

Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters, AM, CF, BSc(Hons), PhD, GAICD, is Director of the Institute for Health Transformation and Professor of Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health at Deakin University. She is Principal Research Translation Investigator at Western Alliance, an NHMRC Investigator Grant fellow, Board Member for the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and Western Health, and Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society. Anna is Chair of the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Advisory Board and a member of the World Cancer Research Fund’s Policy Advisory Group. She is internationally recognised for her work building the evidence for effective and equitable policy and practice to improve health outcomes. As a public health researcher, she works to provide information to facilitate objective and equitable choices in health by policy makers, practitioners and the public. Professor Peeters has extensive experience working with government, non-government, health sector and industry partners to deliver policy and practice relevant research outcomes.

Her areas of expertise include health systems transformation; equity and health policy; population health policies; digital health; population prevention; obesity prevention; and chronic disease modelling with implications for policy.

Professor Peeters has published over 250 publications and received over $34M in research funding. Anna has overseen a number of large programs of research focused on food and health system transformation including an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Food Retail Environments for Health (RE-FRESH) ($2.5M, 5y) and an MRFF grant focused on health research capacity building and home based care in rural areas ($9.1M, 5y) in the past five years as lead investigator. Professor Peeters was the recipient of the prestigious World Obesity Federation Andre Mayer Award (2014) for research excellence and a Churchill Award (2014) for innovative work in equity and population prevention.