Ms Alexandra Jones

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Biographical details

Alexandra Jones is a public health lawyer with an interest in using law to create conditions for people to live healthier lives. In her current position in The George Institute’s Food Policy division, she leads work on regulatory strategies to promote healthier diets. Ali has previously worked on global tobacco control, and in health and human rights. She holds law degrees from Sydney University and Georgetown Law Centre (Washington, D.C.) and is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the regulation of nutrition labelling globally. Ali tweets about Australia’s Health Star Rating system, sugar taxes, and other policy tools to improve the food environment at @alikjones

Thesis work

Thesis title: The Role of Regulation in Nutrition Labelling

Supervisors: Bruce NEAL , Anne Marie THOW

Thesis abstract:

The aim of this work is to explore the interaction of law and evidence in developing and implementing interpretive front-of-pack nutrition labelling policies (‘nutrition labelling policies’). Findings of this work are intended to support researchers, lawyers and policymakers to develop and implement policies that are effective in delivering public health objectives and also able to survive legal challenge.

Current projects

Strengthening Australia's Health Star Rating front-of-pack nutrition labelling system; taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages; product reformulation; restriction of unhealthy marketing to children

Selected grants

2015

  • Sugar-Sweetened Beverage-Free Sydney University; Rooney K, Neal B, Wu J, Howse E, Jones A, Gill T, Freeman B, Tsai C; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Davoren, S., Mills, C., Jones, A. (2015). Australia. In T Voon, A D Mitchell and J Liberman (Eds.), Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, (pp. 315-334). Abingdon: Routledge.

Journals

  • 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, 42(1), 110-111. [More Information]
  • Demaio, A., Jones, A. (2018). The true price of sugar-sweetened disease: political inertia requires renewed, strategic action. Medical Journal of Australia, 209(2), 60-61. [More Information]
  • Jones, A., Shahid, M., Neal, B. (2018). Uptake of Australia's Health Star Rating System. Nutrients, 10(8), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Jones, A., Dunford, E., Crossley, R., Thout, S., Rayner, M., Neal, B. (2017). An evaluation of the healthiness of the Indian packaged food and beverage supply. Nutrients, 9(10), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Peters, S., Dunford, E., Jones, A., Ni Mhurchu, C., 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, 9(7), 1-12. [More Information]
  • 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, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • 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, 39(2-3), 265-289.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Reeve, B., Jones, A. (2016). Time to commit to good food policy. MJA Insight. [More Information]

2018

  • 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, 42(1), 110-111. [More Information]
  • Demaio, A., Jones, A. (2018). The true price of sugar-sweetened disease: political inertia requires renewed, strategic action. Medical Journal of Australia, 209(2), 60-61. [More Information]
  • Jones, A., Shahid, M., Neal, B. (2018). Uptake of Australia's Health Star Rating System. Nutrients, 10(8), 1-13. [More Information]

2017

  • Jones, A., Dunford, E., Crossley, R., Thout, S., Rayner, M., Neal, B. (2017). An evaluation of the healthiness of the Indian packaged food and beverage supply. Nutrients, 9(10), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Peters, S., Dunford, E., Jones, A., Ni Mhurchu, C., 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, 9(7), 1-12. [More Information]

2016

  • 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, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Reeve, B., Jones, A. (2016). Time to commit to good food policy. MJA Insight. [More Information]

2015

  • Davoren, S., Mills, C., Jones, A. (2015). Australia. In T Voon, A D Mitchell and J Liberman (Eds.), Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, (pp. 315-334). Abingdon: Routledge.

2013

  • 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, 39(2-3), 265-289.

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