Jacqui is responsible for the establishment of a new program on global advocacy and research impact at the George Institute and is a Professor at the University of New South Wales.
Additionally, she is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction at the George Institute, with a remit to support countries to achieve the new global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025, through providing direct support to countries, producing and disseminating resources and extending the evidence base.
Her primary research interests are implementation science, public health advocacy, stakeholder engagement and evaluation of salt reduction interventions. She has extensive experience of implementing complex public health interventions including in the UK, The Netherlands, The Pacific Islands, Mongolia, Vietnam and Australia. Her current focus is translating her experience of implementing effective salt reduction programs globally to broader food and health programs. Jacqui was awarded her PhD from Sydney Medical School at University of Sydney in 2011 and currently supervises a number of students there and provides guest lectures on public health advocacy and food to the School of Public Health and Nutrition and Dietetics students.
Jacqui is currently supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leaders Level II on strengthening and monitoring food policy interventions. She receives additional funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization for work in this field.