Keynote Speakers

Professor Boyd Swinburn

Boyd Swinburn is Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at the University of Auckland and Co-Chair of World Obesity Policy & Prevention section.

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 in over 30 countries. He established WHO’s first Collaborating Centre on Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in 2003, led two Lancet Series on Obesity and co-chairs the Lancet Commission on Obesity. He has been an advisor on many government committees, WHO Consultations, and large scientific studies internationally.

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Professor Suresh Sundram Unit head for adult psychiatry at Monash Medical Centre and is in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University VIEW PROFILE
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Mr David Letele Started Brown Buttabean Motivation to help motivate people to regain control of their lives VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Chris Kenedi General Medicine physician and a Liaison Psychiatris at Auckland Hospital and Medical advisor for the inpatient psychiatric hospital VIEW PROFILE
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Dr Robyn Toomath Co-founded of the activist group Fight the Obesity Epidemic VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Leonie Matoe (Ngaa Rauru, Ngaa Ruahine) Nutrition and Physical Activity Health Promoter for Māori Health Organisation, ‘Te Hotu Manawa Māori’ VIEW PROFILE
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Ms Izzy Lomax-Sawyers Fifth-year medical student at Dunedin School of Medicine and currently studies in Greymout VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Peter Jones Extensive background in strategic and operational leadership in the fields of research, program development and engagement with the wider clinical community VIEW PROFILE
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Sir Mason Durie Developer of the holistic health and wellness model, Whare Tapa Whā – intended to give Māori a greater sense of ownership of their health VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Christopher Poulos Conjoint Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of NSW, and Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Lex Doyle Professor Lex Doyle is a neonatal paediatrician with a major research interest in evaluating the consequences of neonatal intensive care VIEW PROFILE
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Professor Maureen Dollard Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety VIEW PROFILE
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