Political Economy of Health SIG

The political economy of health deals with the political and economic determinants of population health including both the promotive influences and the risks. It deals also with the public health strategies required to engage with those determinants, to cultivate the promotive relations and to manage the risks. The PEH SIG of PHAA provides a space for sharing, support and learning for PHAA members with an interest in the political economy of health. The PEH SIG contributes to PHAA's policy development and advocacy in relation to public health issues where a political economy perspective can add value.

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Political Economy of Health SIG Committee:


 Convenor: Deborah Gleeson
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Dr Deborah Gleeson is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, Australia, and an Associate at La Trobe University’s Centre for Health Law and Society. Deborah holds a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, a Master of Public Health and PhD in Health Policy. She teaches in the areas of health policy, health systems, and health law. Her main research focus is the interface between trade and investment agreements and public health.

 Co-Convenor: Genevieve Coorey 

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Genevieve Coorey currently works for NSW Health in Sydney Local Health District (Population Health) and is an affiliate research fellow in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, having held numerous clinical, teaching, and research roles in Australia, Great Britain, and the USA. She holds a Master of Public Health (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and PhD (University of Sydney). Her interests include the immunology of infectious diseases as well as approaches to strengthening health care systems to reduce non-communicable disease burden.

Committee: David Legge, Paul Laris, Liz Moore, Belinda Townsend, Joe Carrello, Jayne Flanagan, Tim Woodruff, Ann Lawless, Peter Tait, Ed Jegasoth, Tania Cossich and Prithivi Prakash

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