Melissa MIALON

I work on the influence of corporations on public health and non-communicable diseases, with a focus on the corporate political activity of major businesses.

I did my PhD with the World Health Organization collaborating centre for obesity prevention, Deakin University, in Australia (thesis submitted in Aug 2016). My thesis was entitled: “Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry”. As part of my PhD, I had the opportunity to work at the Pacific Center for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (C-POND) in Fiji.
Before joining Deakin University, I completed a MSc in food science and engineering, with a specialty called NutriSenAS (nutrition, sensory perception, food, health, safety), at Agrosup Dijon, France. During my MSc, I spent a year at the University College of Cork, Ireland (ERASMUS European exchange) and 5 months in a food biotechnology laboratory at Purdue University, USA.

I also completed placements at the non-for-profit “Action Against Hunger” in France, and at the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition in Geneva, Switzerland.

From Nov 2016, I will be working at the University of York, UK, with Prof McCambridge on the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘the Alcohol Industry and Public Interest Science’.