Module Leaders

The INFORMAS Framework currently consists of 11 modules – click on a module below to see information about the module leaders.


Dr Tim Lobstein

Dr Tim Lobstein

Director of Policy
World Obesity Federation, formerly,
IASO – The International Association for the Study of Obesity
IOTF – The International Obesity TaskForce

Food Labelling

Dr Mike Rayner

Dr Mike Rayner

Director, British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention
Nuffield Department of Population Health
University of Oxford, UK
Email: Dr Mike Rayner

Food Provision

Professor Mary L’Abbe

Professor Mary L'Abbe

Earle W. McHenry Professor, and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
EmailProfessor Mary L’Abbe

Food Prices

Professor Amanda Lee

Professor Public Health Policy, School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
Herston, Queensland, Australia
Email: Professor Amanda Lee

Population Diet

Professor Carlos A. Monteiro

professor Carlos A Monteiro

Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Private Sector Policies & Actions

Dr Gary Sacks

Dr Gary Sacks

Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health, Deakin Population Health SRC, Melbourne Burwood Campus,
Deakin University
Melbourne, Australia
Email: Dr Gary Sacks

Food Composition

Professor Simone Pettigrew

Program Head, Food Policy Division
The George Institute for Global Health 
Camperdown, NSW
Email: Professor Simone Pettigrew

Food Promotion

Dr Bridget Kelly


Senior Lecturer in Public Health
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia
Email: Dr Bridget Kelly

Food Retail

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Programme Leader
Nutrition Research at the National Institute for Health Innovation
The University of Auckland
Email: Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu

Food Trade & Investment

Professor Sharon Friel

professor Sharon Friel

Professor of Health Equity & ARC Future Fellow, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment|
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia
Email: Professor Sharon Friel

Public Sector Policies & Actions (Food-EPI)

Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health

Email: Stefanie Vandevijvere