Alcohol and nutrition in Aotearoa

Linkages between alcohol and nutrition occur at every level of the sociological model – from the individual to the inextricable ties between the global alcohol and food industries. These links and synergies have substantial impacts on public health and health inequity. In this webinar, Dr Nicki Jackson will outline the harm from alcohol in Aotearoa, the effective policies to reduce inequities, as well as the importance of joined up public health efforts to address alcohol and nutrition as key determinants of non-communicable disease.

About the presenter: Dr Nicki Jackson

Nicki joined Alcohol Healthwatch as the Director in February 2017. She brings extensive academic and practice experience in health promotion and alcohol harm reduction, in particular. Her background comprises: developing and delivering training in evidence-based public health in Australia, leading the Health Promotion undergraduate degree at AUT University, and managing the alcohol and tobacco regulatory and health promotion activities of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service. In 2016, she completed her PhD investigating adolescent alcohol use in New Zealand and won the University of Auckland Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award for best Doctoral thesis at the University in 2016. She is also an Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland.


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