Dr Annet Hoek

Annet Hoek

Senior Research Fellow, Food Policy

PhD, Masters of Medical Science (Human Nutrition), Masters of Science (Biology)

Annet Hoek is a Senior Research Fellow within The George Institute for Global Health’s Food Policy Division. Her research supports the Public Health Advocacy and Policy Impact team, and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction.

Annet has extensive expertise in behavior change, food innovation, and food policy, and considers herself to be a ‘pracademic’ with a passion for real life impact. Over the past 18 years she worked in both academic and applied settings: food, health and aged care industries, governments and not-for-profit organisations. This is backed up by her qualifications in Consumer Research (PhD), Human Nutrition (MMEdSci), and Biology (MSc).

Her research interests include healthy and sustainable food behaviours and systems, as well as novel consumer research methods. She is keen to translate her expertise and insights from blue chip companies to improve food experiences and consumption of vulnerable groups. Annet is experienced with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, with a particular interest in what people actually do or feel; not just what they say.