Diet and NCDs: sex and gender considerations matter

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Join C3 Collaborating for Health and The George Institute's Dr Briar McKenzie for this international seminar on the importance of considering sex and gender differences in public health research and when developing policy interventions.

Dr McKenzie will share key findings from her work on the associations between diet and non-communicable diseases, including reflections on lived experience research and policy analysis work from a programme of work based in Fiji.

Register now to consider what can be done next to advance multisectoral and gender-responsive NCD prevention policy.


  • Briar McKenzie

    Briar McKenzie is a PhD candidate and Research Assistant within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division. 

    Her work involves supporting research activities within the Public Health Advocacy and Policy Impact team and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction. At the start of 2018 Briar commenced a PhD through the University of New South Wales, as a recipient of a Scientia PhD Scholarship. Her PhD focuses on assessing gender disparities in dietary intake and non-communicable disease risk factors and outcomes.

    Briar holds an undergraduate degree in Nutritional Science (BSc) and a Master’s of Dietetics (MDiet) from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

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