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Jessie joined the BHFCPNP, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Prevention team in the winter of 2015. Her work involves assisting in the development of policy tools to assist countries in implementing the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs. She is also involved in a series of systematic reviews evaluating the impact of development interventions on NCD outcomes and behavioural risk factors in low and lower-middle income countries, as well as examining the association between maternal health and NCD outcomes.
Jessie is a dietitian and public health nutritionist who has recently relocated to the UK after working in the field of international development and public health nutrition throughout Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands. Studying psychology and human nutrition at the University of Otago, New Zealand she gained a Bachelor of Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2010 and is currently completing her Masters of International Public Health with the University of Sydney.
She has previously worked within health ministries, local governments, non-government organisations and international development organisations specialising in behaviour change communication and NCD prevention. As well as NCD prevention and nutrition, Jessie has interests in multi-sector approaches to health, Pacific health, international development, behavioural change communication and e-health.
Overweight, obesity, physical activity and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in adolescents of Pacific islands: results from the Global School-Based Student Health Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Kessaram T. et al, (2015), BMC Obesity, 2
Pasifika Plates - Serving nutritious island flavours
Pullar JM., (2015)
Dietary information for colorectal cancer survivors: an unmet need.
Pullar JM. et al, (2012), N Z Med J, 125, 27 - 37
Cash Calories: Putting Moderation into Practise in a Fijian Setting
Pullar JM., New Zealand Dietitians Conference 2013