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Research Team

This study was undertaken by researchers from Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University in collaboration with the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), Deakin University; the University of Queensland; and The George Institute for Global Health. We acknowledge the support and guidance provided to the ACE-Obesity Policy team from the Centre of Research Excellence chief investigators and associate investigators who made up the Project Steering Committee. Details of the membership of both the ACE–Obesity Policy team and the Project Steering Committee are provided at the end of the report.

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ACE-Obesity Policy Team Members

Name Affiliation
Jaithri Ananthapavan Deakin University
Jan Berendregt University of Queensland
Victoria Brown Deakin University
Rob Carter Deakin University
Anita Lal Deakin University
Ana Maria Mantilla Herrera University of Queensland
Marj Moodie Deakin University
Phuong Nguyen Deakin University
Anna Peeters Deakin University
Gary Sacks Deakin University
Lennert Veerman University of Queensland/ Griffith University

Project Steering Committee

Name Affiliation
Steve Allender Deakin University
Colin Bell Deakin University
Jane Martin Obesity Policy Coalition
Bruce Neal The George Institute for Global Health
Cliona Ni Mhurchu University of Auckland
Boyd Swinburn University of Auckland

Dedication to Jan Barendregt

For Jan Barendregt, without whose technical expertise in epidemiological modelling this project would not have been possible. Jan’s life ended too soon, and he will be sorely missed. His work will continue to inform and influence health decision making, and this will add healthy years to the lives of countless anonymous others around the world for many decades to come.

Funding declaration

This work was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence grant in Obesity Policy and Food Systems (APP1041020; 2012-2018). The views expressed in this report are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the funding body or affiliated organisations.