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Our People

Collaboration on health and International Investment Agreements.
Our people bring expertise from a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds to enable our robust multidisciplinary research and impact.

This multidisciplinary collaboration brings together experts in international policy, law, data science, public health and political science to generate new knowledge of how to improve health safeguards in International Investment Agreements (IIAs) in Australia and globally, to protect and promote public health.

Chief Investigators

Associate Professor Anne-Marie Thow

A/Prof Anne Marie Thow's research uses theories of public policy making to explore facilitators and barriers to best practice public health nutrition policy, with a particular focus on the interface between economic policy and nutrition. Anne Marie currently collaborates on research in Asia, Africa and the Pacific, designed to strengthen nutrition policy making.

Prof Andrew Mitchell  

Andrew is Associate Dean (Research) and Professor at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, and a member of the Indicative List of Panelists to hear WTO disputes. He has previously practised law with Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens Linklaters) and consults for States, international organisations and the private sector.

Dr Wolfgang Alschner

Wolfgang Alschner holds the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law at the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Section. He is an internationally known empirical legal scholar specialized in international economic law and the computational analysis of law.

Dr Ashley Schram 

Ashley Schram is a Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance.

Dr Shahadat Uddin

Dr Shahadat Uddin is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Sydney, Australia. He has research interests in machine learning, complex networks, health informatics and project analytics. Dr Uddin has published in several international and multi-disciplinary journals.

CIF - Asst Prof Pepita Barlow 

Pepita Barlow is Assistant Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she is also Director of the MSc in International Health Policy.

Associate Investigators

Dr Fabio Gomes 

Fabio Gomes is a nutritionist, with a Masters in Population Studies and Social Research, and a PhD in Public Health. He is currently the Regional Advisor on Nutrition and Physical Activity for the Americas at the Pan-American Health Organization/ World Health Organization.

Alison Tedstone 

Dr Alison Tedstone retired from England’s Department of Health and Social Care in 2022. There she was the Chief Nutritionist and led the nutrition programmes including nutrition surveys, scientific advice and actions to improve diet and promote physical activity. 

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Associate Investigators

Takwa Tissaoui

Takwa Tissaoui is a research assistant at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics. She is a recent graduate of the Master of Sustainability from the University of Sydney and has a multidisciplinary background in international relations and international business. 

Tien Dat Hoang 

Tien Dat Hoang is a passionately young and promising legal specialist who received an excellent education in Vietnam and Australia. Since 2022, he has become a PhD (Law) candidate at Monash University to study “The Inner Mechanism of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A Case Study of Vietnam”. 

Haohui Lu 

Haohui Lu is pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy in machine learning at the University of Sydney. Previously, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree in operations management and decision sciences, a graduate certificate in data science and a Master of project management from the University of Sydney.