Jess joined the Nuffield Department of Population Health in October 2016, commencing a DPhil with the CPNP. Before starting at NDPH, Jess completed a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne, where her thesis focused on the interplay between human health, climate change, and food systems at a local government level. Jess has previously worked with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Australia) and NCDFREE (Global) on projects addressing food security and noncommunicable disease (NCD) awareness and communication. Her 2016 internship at the World Health Organization, Geneva produced publications relating to the Double Burden of Malnutrition.
Jess’ DPhil will focus on urbanisation and diet-related NCD outcomes, specifically, the adoption and appropriateness of global agreements and commitments across different income settings, which will better guide global and context specific recommendations.