Dr Alexandra   Jones
Conjoint Senior Lecturer

Dr Alexandra Jones

2013 - LL.M. (Global Health Law)(Dist), Georgetown Law, Washington D.C. USA 

2006 - BA/LLB (Hons I), University of Sydney

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Alexandra Jones is a public health lawyer leading the George Institute's Food Policy Division program on regulatory strategies to prevent diet-related disease.

Ali’s current research interests include Australia’s front-of-pack Health Star Rating system, fiscal policies to improve diets (e.g. taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages), product reformulation, restrictions on unhealthy marketing, and the interaction of international trade law and health.  

Ali has previously worked on global tobacco control, and in health and human rights. Her Ph.D. explores nutrition labelling regulation worldwide.

Publications

  • Books | 2014
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    2014, Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315849768
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Davoren S; Mills C; Jones A, 2014, 'Australia', in Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, pp. 315 - 336, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315849768
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Egnell M; Seconda L; Neal B; Mhurchu CN; Rayner M; Jones A; Touvier M; Kesse-Guyot E; Hercberg S; Julia C, 2021, 'Prospective associations of the original Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system and three variants with weight gain, overweight and obesity risk: Results from the French NutriNet-Santé cohort', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 125, pp. 902 - 914, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520003384
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Pinho-Gomes AC; Morelli G; Jones A; Woodward M, 2021, 'Association of lactation with maternal risk of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies', Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, vol. 23, pp. 1902 - 1916, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dom.14417
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Wu JHY; Buse K, 2021, 'UK's sugar tax hits the sweet spot', The BMJ, vol. 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n463
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Lacy-Nichols J; Baker P; Thow AMT; Martin JE; Daube M; Backholer K; Townsend B, 2021, 'Chapter 5 Disrupting the commercial determinants of health', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, vol. 214, pp. S27 - S31, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000646003400006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Rosewarne E; Huang L; Farrand C; Coyle D; Pettigrew S; Jones A; Moore M; Webster J, 2020, 'Assessing the healthy food partnership’s proposed nutrient reformulation targets for foods and beverages in Australia', Nutrients, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu12051346
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Shahid M; Neal B; Jones A, 2020, 'Uptake of australia’s health star rating system 2014–2019', Nutrients, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu12061791
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Dekker MR; Jones A; Maulik PK; Pettigrew S, 2020, 'Public support for alcohol control initiatives across seven countries', International Journal of Drug Policy, vol. 82, pp. 102807 - 102807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102807
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Ndanuko RN; Shahid M; Jones A; Harris T; Maboreke J; Walker A; Raubenheimer D; Simpson SJ; Neal B; Wu JHY; Peters SAE; Woodward M, 2020, 'Projected effects on salt purchases following implementation of a national salt reduction policy in South Africa', Public Health Nutrition, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980020005273
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Thow AM; Jones A; Huckel Schneider C; Labonté R, 2020, 'Increasing the public health voice in global decision-making on nutrition labelling', Globalization and Health, vol. 16, pp. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12992-019-0533-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Egnell M; Neal B; Ni Mhurchu C; Rayner M; Jones A; Seconda L; Touvier M; Kesse-Guyot E; Hercberg S; Julia C, 2020, 'Prospective associations of four nutrient profiles with weigh gain, overweight and obesity risk', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.1285
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Huang L; Federico E; Jones A; Wu JHY, 2020, 'Presence of trans fatty acids containing ingredients in pre-packaged foods in Australia in 2018', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 44, pp. 419 - 420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.13014
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A, 2020, 'Front-of-pack nutrition labelling to promote healthier diets: current practice and opportunities to strengthen regulation worldwide', European Journal of Public Health, vol. 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa165.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    McLennan A; Jones A; Julia C, 2020, 'WFPHA: World federation of public health associations : Balanced influence is needed for front-of-pack labelling to protect the health of the public.', J Public Health Policy, vol. 41, pp. 102 - 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41271-019-00188-z
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Campbell NRC; Webster J; Blanco-Metzler A; He FJ; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Cappuccio FP; Arcand JA; Trieu K; Farrand C; Jones A; Whelton PK; Zhang XH, 2019, 'Packages of sodium (Salt) sold for consumption and salt dispensers should be required to have a front of package health warning label: A position statement of the World Hypertension League, national and international health and scientific organizations', Journal of Clinical Hypertension, vol. 21, pp. 1623 - 1625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jch.13698
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Moore M; Jones A; Pollard CM; Yeatman H, 2019, 'Development of Australia's front-of-pack interpretative nutrition labelling Health Star Rating system: lessons for public health advocates', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, pp. 352 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12906
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Niven P; Morley B; Dixon H; Martin J; Jones A; Petersen K; Wakefield M, 2019, 'Effects of health star labelling on the healthiness of adults’ fast food meal selections: An experimental study', Appetite, vol. 136, pp. 146 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.01.018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Thow AM; Jones A; Schneider CH; Labonté R, 2019, 'Global governance of front-of-pack nutrition labelling: A qualitative analysis', Nutrients, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11020268
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Neal B; Reeve B; Ni Mhurchu C; Thow AM, 2019, 'Front-of-pack nutrition labelling to promote healthier diets: Current practice and opportunities to strengthen regulation worldwide', BMJ Global Health, vol. 4, pp. e001882 - e001882, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001882
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Thow AM; Ni Mhurchu C; Sacks G; Neal B, 2019, 'The performance and potential of the Australasian Health Star Rating system: a four-year review using the RE-AIM framework', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 43, pp. 355 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12908
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Niven P; Morley B; Dixon H; Martin J; Jones A; Petersen K; Wakefield M, 2019, 'Add health stars to reduce kilojoules? Effects of health star labelling on the kilojoule content of adults’ fast food meal selections', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 13, pp. 98 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2016.10.258
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Shahid M; Neal B, 2018, 'Uptake of australia’s health star rating system', Nutrients, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10080997
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Baker P; Jones A; Thow AM, 2018, 'Accelerating the worldwide adoption of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Strengthening commitment and capacity: Comment on “The untapped power of soda taxes: Incentivizing consumers, generating revenue, and altering corporate behavior”', International Journal of Health Policy and Management, vol. 7, pp. 474 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2017.127
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Rådholm K; Neal B, 2018, 'Defining ‘unhealthy’: A systematic analysis of alignment between the australian dietary guidelines and the health star rating system', Nutrients, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10040501
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jayanetti A; Jones A; Freeman B, 2018, 'Pizza, burgers and booze: online marketing and promotion of food and drink to university students', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 42, pp. 110 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12746
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Buse K; Marten R; Hawkes S; Alleyne G; Baker P; Baum F; Beaglehole R; Blouin C; Bonita R; Brumana L; Butler J; Capewell S; Casswell S; Castro JL; Chopra M; Clark H; Dain K; Demaio S; Feigl A; Frenz P; Friberg P; Friel S; Glassman A; Gopinathan U; Gostin L; Gruskin S; Hawkes C; Hipgrave D; Johns P; Jones A; Kadandale S; Magnusson R; Marquez PV; McKee M; Meier BM; Monteiro CA; Mwatsama M; Nugent R; Patterson D; Peterson S; Pillay Y; Ralston J; Reddy S; Rivera JA; Singh S; Singh S; Sladden T; Smith R; Sperkova K; Thamarangsi T; Thompson F; Webb D, 2018, 'The how: a message for the UN high-level meeting on NCDs', The Lancet, vol. 392, pp. e4 - e5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31475-2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Thow AM; Jones A; Hawkes C; Ali I; Labonté R, 2018, 'Nutrition labelling is a trade policy issue: lessons from an analysis of specific trade concerns at the World Trade Organization', Health promotion international, vol. 33, pp. 561 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daw109
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Dunford E; Crossley R; Thout SR; Rayner M; Neal B, 2017, 'An evaluation of the healthiness of the Indian packaged food and beverage supply', Nutrients, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9101103
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Peters SAE; Dunford E; Jones A; Mhurchu CN; Crino M; Taylor F; Woodward M; Neal B, 2017, 'Incorporating added sugar improves the performance of the health star rating front-of-pack labelling system in Australia', Nutrients, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9070701
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Magnusson R; Swinburn B; Webster J; Wood A; Sacks G; Neal B, 2016, 'Designing a Healthy Food Partnership: Lessons from the Australian Food and Health Dialogue', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3302-8
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    Jones A; Cremin I; Abdullah F; Idoko J; Cherutich P; Kilonzo N; Rees H; Hallett T; O'Reilly K; Koechlin F; Schwartlander B; De Zalduondo B; Kim S; Jay J; Huh J; Piot P; Dybul M, 2014, 'Transformation of HIV from pandemic to low-endemic levels: A public health approach to combination prevention', The Lancet, vol. 384, pp. 272 - 279, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62230-8
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Alexandra Jones
    McGrady B; Jones A, 2013, 'Tobacco control and beyond: The broader implications of United States-clove cigarettes for non-communicable diseases', American Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 39, pp. 265 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/009885881303900204

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